Ministry: changes to law to improve cooperation between state and municipal police

Amendments to the Law on Police that include closer cooperation between state and municipal police through the use of a new unified crime registration system received support from the Cabinet of Ministers on Tuesday, 15 May, as confirmed by Interior Affairs Ministry.

One of the most significant fields in which state and municipal police cooperate on a regular basis is information exchange, which ensures coordinated action and helps save resources. The legislative draft will allow municipal and port police to include information in the unified data exchange system, the ministry explains.

A transition period is planned to help ensure compilation of reports and information regarding possible crimes and emergencies that put at risk people’s safety in a single system. Municipal and port police will start adding information to the Integrated Interior Affairs Information System no later than 1 January 2025. This will ensure a reasonable amount of time to create the necessary access systems, the ministry adds.

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