This summer, from July to September, all 15 tourist police stations located along the Black Sea coast, in Odesa region, had visits from Community Policing advisors from EUAM. Together, they discussed the working conditions, the workforce and the common challenges the tourist-oriented police staff is facing.
Officers from the National Police of Ukraine (NPU) are typically seconded to these stations to ensure community safety. Depending on the area of responsibility, one station can keep on duty between two and 42 tourist police officers. To reach the different tourist sites, they work in coordination with the Patrol Police and the National Guard of Ukraine (NGU) using patrol cars, bicycles, electrical vehicles, but most of the time do so on foot patrols.