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.  

EU supports creation of state-of-the-art data centres to enhance National Police operations

Today the National Police of Ukraine (NPU) announced the launch of two state-of-the-art modular data centres at undisclosed locations, networked with existing NPU telecommunications infrastructure. The new data centres will support operations and more than 45,000 police officers across Ukraine, at national and community levels, including 102 Police emergency lines. The new equipment is designed to provide police with cutting-edge security and data efficiency.

EU and UNOPS Help Ukrainian Police Fight Domestic Violence

On 20 November 2020, the European Union together with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) provided the National Police of Ukraine (NPU) with nine patrol cars and nine police cars for domestic violence mobile response groups.

Community policing seeks local solutions for local problems

Enhancing cooperation between the police, local authorities and civil society is the key objective for a series of 9 workshops on community policing and community safety organised this summer by the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM Ukraine) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) within the ‘Pravo Police’ support package.