What Ukrainian police can learn from their Portuguese counterparts

July 17, 2019

The law-enforcement system of Portugal differs to the one in Ukraine. The Portuguese Guarda Nacional Republicana (GNR) is a gendarmerie force that encompasses not only policing, but other security-related functions such as emergency-situations response or border guarding. “Analysis-based decision-making and engagement with the community are at the core of the GNR’s work,” reflected Olena Serebrennikova and Andriy Burianski following their return from a study visit to Portugal organised by EUAM recently. During the study visit, 10 senior police officers from Kropyvnytskyi observed many useful approaches that could be replicated in Ukraine.