EU Supports Ukrainian Rule of Law Institutions by Providing Vehicles

The EU-funded PRAVO Police Programme implemented by UNOPS in close coordination with the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine has completed the delivery of 90 vehicles to law enforcement agencies under the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as well as the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine. In total, the donated items’ value is close to EUR 2,000,000.

European Union Supports National Police of Ukraine by Enhancing Criminal Analysis Capacity

The European Union (EU) has donated data storage equipment to the National Police of Ukraine (NPU) worth over EUR 65,000 under the PRAVO Police Programme implemented by UNOPS in close coordination with the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine. The delivery will address the pressing needs of the NPU’s Criminal Analysis Department and enhance its core analytical capacity.

European Union Supports National Police and State Border Guard Service in Ukraine

The European Union (EU) donated communication equipment to the National Police of Ukraine and the State Border Guard Service worth more than EUR 215,000 through the PRAVO Police Programme. This donation will help these institutions improve their operational capacity at a time when they are protecting Ukraine and its citizens against Russia’s aggression.

European Union provided State Bureau of Investigations with mobile forensic laboratories worth almost EUR half a million

On 24 January 2022, the European Union  (EU) delivered seven vehicles that will serve as mobile forensic laboratories to the State Bureau of Investigations (SBI). This equipment worth EUR 410,000 will help Ukrainian investigators to become more effective in investigating crimes committed by senior public officials, judges, law-enforcement, and military personnel. 

Swedish and Ukrainian police exchange best practices in Public Order management

Last Sunday, Stockholm was preparing for a milestone football match between long-time rivals, Hammarby and A.I.K, clubs.  It was the first match, which included spectators after a two-year COVID-19 related ban, and social media reported that more than 20,000 fans were planning to take to the streets of Stockholm, with more than 10,000 marching from the downtown square to the stadium, while fans of the opposing team, were also riding in the underground metro, directly beneath them. 

PRAVO Police Steering Committee reiterates strategic priorities in supporting Ukraine’s law-enforcement reform agenda

The Programme Steering  Committee brought together officials from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the National Police of Ukraine, the State Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Prosecutor General, the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, the EU Advisory Mission and UNOPS to discuss and agree on the key priority areas for the PRAVO Police  for the year ahead.

European Union provided Ukrainian Police with vehicles, state-of-the-art IT equipment and heavy duty bomb suit

On 10 September, the EU-funded PRAVO Police programme delivered 18 patrol police cars, 40 public order support vehicles, nine defibrillators, state-of-the-art servers and data storage systems as well as a bomb suit and related equipment for the National Police of Ukraine (NPU). This equipment for approximately EUR 3.4 million will help Ukrainian police to become more effective in performing their critical duties and enhance safety in Ukrainian cities, communities, streets, and roads.

Estonian experts share best practices with Ukrainian prosecutors

On May 18-20, a team of Estonian experts led by former Prosecutor General of Estonia Lavly Perling visited Kyiv wtihin the framework of the PRAVO Police programme. The main focus of the visit was consultations with the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine on  further development of the  Electronic Case Management System (eCMS), as well as  Juvenile Justice and Criminal Policy issues.

Ukrainian Police Officers Embrace the Best European Practices in Public Order Management

PRAVO Police programme implemented by UNOPS in close coordination with the EUAM organized  a five-day training-of-trainers  workshop for the  Ukrainian special police forces. Police officers from Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Romania and Portugal shared with their Ukrainian counterparts the best practices of maintaining public order and ensuring citizens rights at the same time. Trained Ukrainian officers will serve as trainers and assist in future training events planned throughout the summer and autumn 2021 in Kharkiv, Odessa, and Dnipro.

UNOPS partners with Association of Women in Law Enforcement to promote gender equality and women leadership in Ukrainian security sector

UNOPS and the Ukrainian Association of Women in Law Enforcement signed a Memorandum of Understanding  and agreed to enhance cooperation aimed at promoting gender equality, women empowerment and leadership in Ukrainian law-enforcement ranks. This includes, but is not limited to, promoting enabling environment for the professional development of women within law-enforcement agencies, ensuring gender sensitive infrastructure and prevention of discrimination.

Delivery of Checkpoint Modules, Vehicles, Scanners and Other Equipment Will Enable Police Based in Eastern Ukraine to Better Perform Their Jobs

The European Union Pravo-Police programme delivered the first three of 13 prefabricated modules to the National Police of Ukraine (NPU) to be used at checkpoints on a strategic road to Melekine, just outside of Mariupol. When they arrive, the remaining modules will be used at six other National Police checkpoints in Donetsk region.  The modules – delivered together with ten police pick-up cars, 1,162 first aid kits, 700 fire extinguishers, and a state-of-the-art portable explosive ordnance scanner – will allow police to operate in hard-to-reach locations, and significantly enhance their ability to ensure safety of local communities.  The overall worth of the EU support totals EUR 600,000.

PRAVO Police looks forward to a strong 2021

In 2020, the world experienced a year like no other in living memory, and no organization escaped the impact of COVID-19. Rather, organizations re-invented “on the fly” how they could manage their business, among them the PRAVO Police Programme.