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Police of the EU Countries and Use of its Experience in Reform of the National Police of Ukraine

V.V. Mayorov

The article is devoted to the research of certain directions of activity of the European Union police and to exploring the possibilities of implementation of the relevant European experience in the activities of the National Police of Ukraine. The historical experience of the reforms that took place in the police departments of other countries and their results are analyzed. Recommendations have been formulated concerning the implementation of norms of international legal acts concerning the activities of the police of the European Union countries to the domestic law enforcement legislation.

Today it is no longer a question that further development of our state is impossible without reforms in all spheres of public life. At the same time, the question remains concerning the direction of reforming the law enforcement system of the state, including the bodies of the National Police of Ukraine: either to take as a basis foreign experience, or nevertheless to take into account own experience, national traditions and tendencies of development of law enforcement activity, or create your own model activities of the police.

Integration into the European Community is Ukraine's strategic course. Successful completion of this task is not possible without reforms in the police department and bringing the activities of the police to the standards of the European Union. Particular attention should be paid to the practical experience of policing in the countries of the European Union, since one implementation of the police legislation of other countries into the legislative practice of Ukraine is not enough to really improve the quality of domestic police work. Foreign experience shows that police activity in Europe is based on the combination of forceful influence with the provision of "police services". In this case, the use of force influence has "operational police". Certain units of the police carry out "community policing" and their activities are focused on preventive activities, the use of persuasion and involving, where possible, the assistance of other social partners such as NGOs, schools, families, etc. In our opinion, it is in this direction that the domestic police should develop.


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