AKIPRESS.COM - The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe and Tajikistan’s Interior Ministry inaugurated a second model police station in Tajikistan at a ceremony in the Esanboy community of the Rudaki district on 9 November 2018. The station will serve as a community policing centre where local community members can meet and discuss legal and strategic documents on police reform, and provide their recommendations to the Interior Ministry on improving community policing.
Tajikistan’s Deputy Interior Minister, Major-General Umarzoda Ikrom, Chairperson of the Esanboy community of Rudaki district, Saidzoda Bahodur, National Co-ordinator for Police Reform, Major General Farhodbek Shodmonzoda, representatives of the OSCE, of the local community and of the police participated in the opening ceremony.
Major-General Umarzoda Ikrom said: “We support the national police reform and the concept of community policing. The local government allocated a plot of land for the construction of a model police station at our request. We are grateful to the OSCE for its support in building and equipping it with new furniture and office equipment.”
Major General Farhodbek Shodmonzoda added: “The model police station in Esanboy community will serve as a centre to establish co-operation between police and community. Its establishment follows the success of the first station that has helped to promote community policing in rural communities of Hissor districts.”