or its equivalent ‘Zupyny Zlochyntsia’ will be launched in one of the
largest Ukrainian cities on 15th January 2002. This is the first time
that any former republic of the Soviet Union has adopted Crimestoppers as a
crime reduction tool.
British Ambassador to Ukraine, Roland Smith, together with the Chief Constable
of the Ukrainian region of Kharkiv will formally launch ‘Zupyny Zlochyntsia’,
which literally translates as ‘Stop a Criminal’. This forms part of a
pioneering programme of change aimed at improving the relationship between the
police and the public.
Beck, who is the project director based at the University of Leicester says:
‘We are delighted that the Crimestoppers initiative is about to become a
reality. Developing closer links between the police and the public is an
important process in transforming the police of the former Soviet Union from a
force focused on serving the state, to one prioritising the needs of local
communities. This is one of many initiatives we are launching to try and
accelerate this process and learn more about what is transferable from the
scheme is part of a 3-year project funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth
Office. It will be administered by police officers located in the central Police
Headquarters, who will then co-ordinate the flow of information to the officers
working in the police units taking part. Where appropriate, a small reward will
be paid to those members of public that provide information leading to an arrest
project team relied heavily upon the experience of UK police forces and the
Crimestoppers Trust in setting up the scheme. Yulia Chistyakova, one of the team
added: ‘Zupyny Zlochyntsia will build upon the successes and experiences of
Crimestoppers in the UK. Since its inception in 1988, information through the
anonymous freephone number has led to 45 thousand arrests and to the recovery of
over £49 million worth of property and £60 million worth of drugs’.
launch will take place at the Kharkiv regional Police Headquarters in Ukraine.
Taking part in the event will be the UK Ambassador for Ukraine, the Chief
Constable of the Kharkiv Region, the vice-rector of the National University of
Internal Affairs, Inspector Martin Wright from the West Midlands Police, Adrian
Beck, project director, University of Leicester, and Yulia Chistyakova, project
co-ordinator, University of Leicester.
further information, please contact:
Beck (Project Director) firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: work number +44 (0) 116 252
5988; home number +44 (0) 116 270 1995, Fax: +44 (0) 116 252 5934
Chistyakova (Project co-ordinator) email@example.com Telephone: +44 (0) 116 252 5916,
+44 (0) 116 252 5934
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