Moldovan MPs adopt law on activity, status of policeman

On December 27 Moldovan parliament adopted a law on the activity and status of policeman.

Under the law, the Interior Ministry will deal with elaborating the public policies in ensuring the law order, and the policemen's activity will be managed by the General Inspectorate of Police. The law also sees that the police will be made up of many elements: Criminal Police and Public Order Police.

The central body of management and control of police will be the General Inspectorate of Police, and its head will be appointed by the government for a five-year-term following a request of the Interior Ministry.

According to the draft law's authors, it is meant to clearly delimit the competences, to depoliticize and demilitarize the institution, so that the administrative functions should become civil.

Adapted from Moldpres