23/04 09:34

Two-day campaign to promote crime prevention in Batken kicks off

Bishkek, April 23 / Kabar /. The two-day campaign to promote crime prevention kicked off today in the Batken villages of Ak-Say and Kok-Tash under the slogan "Prevention of crime is our shared responsibility."Village authorities contributed 341,400 som from the local budget for the implementation of the project. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Project "Support to Criminal Justice Reform in the Kyrgyz Republic” contributed 1,000,050 som. The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Embassy Bishkek, funds the project through UNODC.

This campaign is part of the Action Plan for Crime Prevention in Ak-Say rural district for2015-2017. The plan was developed with the expert support of "Education for Community Development" public foundation. The action plan seeks to define and solve problems related to crime prevention, improve the quality of life for local residents, and create conditions for full employment and access to services.

The program will introduce high school students to preventive services. Social workers and juvenile inspectors will be on hand to discuss their roles in crime prevention. Innovative programming, such as sports competitions, song and dance contests, and trivia contests will promote knowledge of traffic rules and tackle themes such as "Racketeering through the Eyes of Students.”

On April 24, the head of the village council in Kok-Tashand police from Tash-Tumshuk will discuss public security and order at the local level and local residents’ participation in solving and preventing crime. 

The UNODC Criminal Justice Program focuses on comprehensive police reforms: police recruitment based on a competitive basis and evaluation; creation of district police stations in accordance with the principles of social partnership between police and the public; increasing of the number of underrepresented groups in the police; and strengthening public control of the police and its accountability to the citizens it serves.


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