ArmInfo.RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan chaired the sitting of the Police Reform Coordination Council, the press service of the PM reorts.
The preliminary model of the Ministry of Internal Affairs was discussed at the sitting. Deputy Minister of Justice Arpine Sargsyan presented the functional-structural map of the formation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in that context referring to the main functions, subdivisions, the schedule of discussion of the legislative package and other related issues. It was noted that the proposed model was amended with mutually acceptable proposals submitted by the concerned agencies and civil society during the previous sitting of the Council.
An exchange of views was held, a wide range of issues related to the structure, functions, management and work organization concept, social security mechanisms of the employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to be created were raised.
The Prime Minister, attaching importance to the establishment of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, noted that the Government has initiated this reform in order to create an institutionally optimal structure and to introduce a reliable system of social guarantees for employees. Accordingly, it must have a cost-effective structure with clear and exclusive functions. The Prime Minister instructed the officials to discuss the raised issues in the interdepartmental working group, to develop proposals and ideas for their solution, moving forward according to the schedule.
Afterwards, Deputy Chief of Police Ara Fidanyan presented the 2021 reports of the implementation of the Police Reform Strategy and the Action Plan 2020-2022, as well as the activities to be done in the next 6 months.
It was noted that consistent work has been done to introduce the priority directions of the Strategy, the Patrol Service and the Operational Management Center. Patrol service units were launched in Lori and Shirak Provinces in April 2022. It is planned to introduce the Patrol Service in Kotayk, Gegharkunik, Tavush and Aragatsotn Provinces by the end of the year. It is expected that the Patrol Service, according to the Government's 2021-2026 program of activities, will be fully launched in Armenia by 2024. The operation of the Operative Management Center started in the city of Yerevan, now it operates in Lori and Shirak Provinces, after which, in stages, divisions will be established throughout the country. Work has also been done in the field of education, international cooperation, remuneration of police officers, coordination of social guarantees, functional-legislative audit of the community police and other directions.
The Deputy Chief of Police also reported on the implementation of the instructions given by the Prime Minister.
The submitted reports were taken into account.