MOLDOVA | SECURITY | DEVELOPING A NEW POLICE STRATEGY
The year 2020 will symbolise the conclusion of the second reform cycle of of the Moldovan Police service, which saw an increase to as high as 39.5% in the citizens’ confidence in the police. Part of a wider communication effort, this represents the highest level of confidence since Moldova gained its independence.
In June 2020, the TA “Support to the Police Reform in the Republic of Moldova” was invited by the General Police Inspectorate (GPI) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MOI), to contribute to the development of the new Police Strategy 2021 - 2026. The TA will support the development of the new strategy with the aim to ensure that all citizens from the Republic of Moldova have access to more qualitative police services. This will be achieved by enhancing the professionalism, transparency and efficiency of the police.
Despite worldwide travel restrictions due to the COVID19 pandemic, our key experts have engaged thoroughly in this processand have reviewed progress reports developed by the GPI, MOI and leading civil society organisations (CSO).
The work of our Consortium will help the GPI and MOI to gain access to support, increasing the independence, accountability, impartiality, efficiency and transparency of the law enforcement system as a prerequisite for sustainable development.
The activity marks an important milestone in our TA project development, with a gradual shift from practical implementation of targeted interventions to policy formulation. The approach brings us closer to the achievement of the overall goal of a professional, more efficient, fair, accountable and transparent law enforcement system for the benefit of the Moldovan population.
In the autumn of 2020, a draft of the new police strategy between 2021 and 2027 is expected to be published for debate with the stakeholders, and the international community.