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 Kyiv traffic police will fully transfer authority to new patrol police by the end of week, - First Deputy Interior Minister

The Kyiv traffic police will hand over authority to the new patrol police officers by the end of the week.

This was said at the briefing by First Deputy Interior Minister Eka Zguladze, Censor.NET reports citing lb.ua.

Deputy Interior Minister Eka Zguladze said the patrol cars move with permanently flashing rooftop lights to show the presence of law enforcement officers on the streets.

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"The visual presence of police on the streets minimizes number of crimes," the deputy minister said at a press conference.

She added that there is a certain problem with the rooftop lights because the Japanese have equipped most cars only with blue flasher lamps. The Ministry of Internal Affairs is negotiating with the supplier that the blue rooftop lights to be gradually changed to red and blue ones.

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Zguladze also noted that the traffic police do not operate in Kyiv anymore with the beginning of the operation of the patrol police. "The traffic police are no longer operating in Kyiv. If they are still sometimes spotted in the city - it is our inner movement. The traffic police loses its function and transfers its authority to the patrol police by the end of the week," she added.

 
 
 
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