Friday, December 11, 2009

President meets law enforcement authorities' heads

President Victor Yushchenko held a meeting on the results of work of Internal Affairs Ministry for the first seven months of this year.

The President made generally positive remarks on the level of cooperation between the Interior Ministry, General Prosecutor's Office and Security Service. "I welcome the established dialogue and would like it to continue", he said, expressing confidence that further coordination of law enforcement bodies' actions "would seriously improve investigative and operational work".

President Yushchenko pointed to improvement of the situation with the preparation of objective statistical data on law enforcement bodies' work. "Your job is to fight crime, rather than numbers", he said and added that regaining society's trust in them is the matter of honor for law enforcement officers. In this context the President stressed that he "fully supports those who show an honest accounting".

After hearing the reports of law enforcement authorities' heads, President Yushchenko positively assessed the reduction of crime recorded in the first 7 months of this year. "The trend is strongly welcomed by the President and, I am sure, by the people", he said.

Among the urgent tasks President Yushchenko named reforming the law enforcement system, importance of improving human resources policy, maintaining the apolitical status of law enforcement institutions, etc.

"I wish that through your work you were showing professionalism, patriotism and, of course, efficiency", said President of Ukraine.