ArmInfo. In the face of new political and social situation, we need a new police force. According to the press service of the Government, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan stated during the January 24 meeting on reforms in the Armenian Police.
Opening the meeting, Pashinyan noted: "It must be noted that after the non-violent, velvet, people's revolution in Armenia in 2018, the police as a whole fuulfilled and continues to fulfill the tasks assigned to it. However, we note that in the context of new political and social realities, we need a new police force, in terms of the very content of the word>.
According to him, the most important goal of this process should be the establishment of new relations between the police and citizens. According to him, it is worth refraining from fragmentary steps, since they should be strategic in nature. As noted, the result of the reforms should be a new content that will lead to institutional changes not only in the law enforcement bodies themselves, but also changes in society and the atmosphere prevailing in the country, as well as in the protection of public order, prevention and the fight against crime.
During the meeting, in particular, issues of structural changes in the police, a new personnel policy, technical re-equipment, the introduction of new educational programs, training, the formation of the necessary stock of knowledge and skills were raised. The Prime Minister instructed those responsible to complete the development of the reform strategy in a short time and present them for discussion.