Jankuloska: citizens’ confidence in police is increased

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Police Day, 7 May, was officially celebrated by the Training Centre in Idrizovo, attended by the entire police leadership and President Gjorge Ivanov.

Minister of Internal Affairs Gordana Jankulovska in her address pointed out that Macedonia is a safer country, which indicates the result of the unselfish efforts.

– Trust is difficult to acquire but easy to lose. It depends from all of us how the citizens see the uniform and the institution they represent. We must not allow a slightest doubt in your courage, sincerity and honesty of each of you individually. We all have to give our best in the future in the service of citizens, Jankuloska told to the members and staff of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The biggest recognition for our achievements, according to Jankulska, is the recognition from the citizens, which according to the survey the confidence in the police increases each year.

– Survey presented last August by the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation, only confirms the OSCE researches and other organizations that deal with public opinion. The survey confirmed that the confidence in the police increases from year to year. In figures, over 65 % of the population said they trust the police, stated the Minister of Internal Affairs.

Jankuloska indicated that last year there is decline in the criminal acts of violent crime, so from 7 May 2013 until now there are only 21 murders or just 1 murder on about 100 thousand inhabitants, which is one of the lowest rates in Europe. Crimes such as extortion, abduction and blackmail, and breaches of public order, are also declining.

According to Jankuloska the effect of the engagement of officers for the presidential and parliamentary elections is the most peaceful and democratic elections ever.

During the Police Day, flowers were laid at the fallen police officers monument, and a blood donation campaign was organized.

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