4 October, Kyiv - The Project Executive 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 Support Group for Ukraine, the EU Advisory Mission and UNOPS to discuss and agree on the key priority areas for the PRAVO Police for the year ahead. The endorsed support programme included six areas, among which support to the National Police of Ukraine (NPU) in enhancing its capacity in criminal investigations, public order and policing services frameworks, enhancing intelligence led policing IT systems and support to the Main Department of the NPU in Donetsk oblast.
In particular, the programme envisages enhancing NPU’s professional and technical capacities to conduct pre-trial investigations, including crime scene management, evidence collection and protection through trainings, provision of modern forensic equipment and specialised software for the crime evidence register.
Aiming to increase security and safety of the citizens and increase their trust in reformed law enforcement agencies, PRAVO Police will support NPU in enhancing public order policing capacities. To this end, the project will conduct trainings and provide equipment that will facilitate exercising people’s right for peaceful assembly, with a focus on preventing and de-escalating conflict and ensuring order and safety.
In Policing Services area, it is planned to support Ukrainian police’s transformation from a law-enforcement agency with a primary focus on punitive function to a professional, accountable and reliable service provider and an integral part of the community it serves.
The project plans to introduce a range of modern ICT solutions, among which the Intelligence Led Policing, a system that facilitates systematic management of data and information and turns it into strategic and operational analysis products that help prevent and investigate crime.
In addition, PRAVO Police will support the work of the National Police in Donetsk oblast through providing ICT, forensic and demining equipment, vehicles for quick response teams (QRTs), community patrol police and police community officers in the rural areas of Donetsk oblast.
Since 2018 PRAVO Police have been working alongside national and international partners to support reforming the system of law-enforcement in Ukraine and to align its functioning with the best European Union and international practices. The EU-funded project is implemented by United Nations Office for Project Services in close coordination with EU Advisory Mission.