ArmInfo.Police reform remains on the agenda of the Armenian government. The Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced this on April 16before the cabinet meeting.
According to him, the police are the most important instrument for maintaining public order. The level of protection of human rights, the development of democracy, and the maintenance of political and economic freedoms depend on the quality of its work. As Nikol Pashinyan noted, in recent years, relations between the Armenian police and the country's public were not always transparent, they faced numerous difficulties, sometimes reaching crises. Today, as the head of government continued, the main task of the authorities is to increase public confidence in the work of the police, and this issue is on the agenda of the executive body. Nikol Pashinyan noted that for a long time, work has been ongoing on the development of a police reform strategy. It was envisaged that as early as April 1, actions in this direction were to begin, but the COVID-19 epidemic made adjustments to these plans. Nevertheless, the reform of the system continues to remain on the agenda of the government, as one of the most important issues. The main task is to increase public confidence in the activities of the police, and to improve the quality of its work. "It is necessary to change the image of the police so that it matches the realities of the new time," the prime minister said, offering to honor the memory of all police officers who died in the line of duty with a minute of silence. It should be noted that today, April 16, the Armenian police celebrate their professional holiday. Officially, Police Day was announced on April 16 in connection with the adoption of the Law "On Police" in 2001.