Mission completed! Up to 500 Ukrainian officers from specialised units of the National Police and the National Guard underwent the Public Order training delivered by an experienced EUAM Specialized Team.
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.
Women. Peace. Security. Success. Leadership. Stereotypes... Challenges women in law-enforcement and peacebuilding are facing in their daily work.
PRAVO Police and EUAM organized a study visit of Ukrainian law-enforcement officers from the State Bureau of Investigation to the Netherlands, where they shared experience and coordinated their efforts in fighting organised, transnational and serious crimes.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Kyiv, 20 January 2021 - The EU and UNOPS delivered 45 video-teleconferencing systems and computers to 19 regional prosecutor’s offices, which will speed up and simplify coordination between the Office of the Prosecutor General, regional and local prosecutor’s offices.
Mariupol, 20 January 2021 - The EU and UNOPS delivered 718 First Aid Kits that will be used in patrol police and specialized task forces cars in the Donbas Main Department of the National Police.
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.
Even before COVID-19, domestic violence was one of the most widespread human rights violations in Ukraine. Fueled by the restrictions on movement, the vicious circle of economic, psychological and social stress, domestic violence has multiplied, spreading across the world as a shadow pandemic.
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.
The European Union together with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) delivered modern ICT equipment to the National Police of Ukraine.
This week, the Head of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi District State Administration (Odesa oblast), hosted a workshop on community and safety policing with 22 representatives of local authorities, the police station, amalgamated communities and other local organisations.
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.
Every day more than 15,000 police men and women ensure law and order on the streets of Ukraine. Many professionals can work from home. Police officers do not have this option.