Road patrol police starts working in Ukraine
More than 70 patrol policemen have started working at international and national routes in Ukraine and will respond to all violations on the country's roads, Deputy Chief of the Patrol Police Department Oleksiy Biloshytsky said at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday.
According to him, more than 20 patrols begin to work as road police patrols from Monday, June 12. There are also eight permanent checkpoints, which will also be used by the patrol police. In the future, these checkpoints will become road patrol stations, Biloshytsky said.
He stressed that the patrol police is not a separate structure, but members of the national police, who ensure security in cities and on highways. "The road patrol police is not a separate unit. They are the same patrol officers who police city streets, they will also serve on international and national routes," he said.
"Patrol policemen who will patrol the highways will react not only to offenses in the area of traffic safety, but also in the field of public security, will react to reports of offenses that will be transmitted to them if they are in close proximity to the scene," Biloshytsky said.
He said that the road patrol police differs from its predecessor – the traffic police, as these are two different structures with different principles of work.