25 officers in the Kyiv Patrol Police have just completed a three day training session conducted by EUAM staff in EU best practice in traffic policing.
The training focused on how to stop vehicles on public roads while maintaining the flow of traffic, communicate better with traffic offenders, issue fines in a way that reduces potential tension and use modern technology to minimise the time spent issuing a fine.
European Union Advisory Mission Ukraine shared on Facebook:
'The police officers trained by EUAM will now be expected to train their colleagues in Kyiv and the surrounding region in these techniques.
Speaking alongside the Chief of the National Police of Ukraine Khatia Dekanoidze, Mr Lančinskas said: 'Making the system for issuing traffic fines effective, transparent and accountable helps build trust in policing more widely.'
The National Police of Ukraine is the national police service of Ukraine. It was formed on 3 July 2015, as part of the post-Euromaidan reforms launched by Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, to replace Ukrainian's previous national police service, the Militsiya.
On 7 November 2015 all the remaining militsiya were labelled 'temporary acting' members of the National Police.
The agency is overseen by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.