Today was the dedication ceremony of the Cahul Community Policing center renovated with the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau support. This police center has become not only modern and functional, but also accessible and friendly, being remodeled according to the best practices of community policing. The headquarters has offices, equipped with furniture and equipment, a conference room and a multipurpose room, used for various community activities, a kitchen, boiler room, as well as toilets accessible to wheelchair users. A playground for children was set up in the vicinity of the police center.
In addition, employees of the sector have been trained on the basis of a special program, which includes: tools and methods used in community policing, methods of identifying and solving community security problems, crime prevention, etc.
“This renovated and re-imagined police station will offer a modern and more user-friendly environment in which to strengthen the connection between the police officers and the community they serve. Greater accessibility to law enforcement strengthens the relationship between the community and police, increases trust, and engenders cooperation that reduces crime and allows the police to be more responsive to the needs of the community, “said Katrina Fotovat, Senior Official to the Secretary of State in the Office of Global Women’s Issues.
The total value of the assistance is 138 thousand dollars and was provided by the U.S. Government, within the project “Support for the reform of law enforcement institutions in the Republic of Moldova”, implemented by UNDP.
Previously, with the support of the U.S. Government and through UNDP, two other police sectors were modernized.