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Kamyanets-Podilskyi: community policing continues
  • Written by Viktoria Ilchyshena, Kamyanets-Podilsky Lawyers Association
  • Published in  Events
Joint reception of citizens in Kamyanets-Podilsky police department Photo by Kamyanets-Podilsky Lawyers Association
Joint reception of citizens in Kamyanets-Podilsky police department

Continuing the tradition of joint reception of citizens, the head of the Kamianets-Podilskyi police department Borys Sushytskyi together with representatives of local office of the Legal Development Network at Kamyanets-Podilsky Lawyers Association in the period from January to February of 2017 participated in 8 meetings with the population.

On average, the reception, which lasts for 1 hour, was attended by 7-8 citizens. Most people are interested in the proceedings, in cases that affect them themselves. Many visitors are drawn to reports about crimes committed by others, some come to share their thoughts on the political situation in the country.

The lawyer of the Association Maksym Romaniuk advised citizens on issues related to civil law relations. 

Photo by Kamyanets-Podilsky Lawyers Association.

So, one of the residents asked to learn how to receive an inheritance, and how to share it with other heirs. The lawyer explained to the man the order and the order of inheritance, suggested one of his relatives claim a share of the inheritance.

In February, a woman came for advice concerning the return of the deposit. The woman could not take back a considerable sum of money due to the fact that the bank was liquidated. Maksym Romaniuk reassured the complainant, because her deposit did not exceed the guaranteed amount.

Also citizens applied with questions relating to labor relations. For example, one of the visitors claimed that he was illegally fired from his job. According to the man, he was absent from work without good reason only for four days. The lawyer explained that according to article 40 of the Code of labour laws, the employer on his\her own initiative has the right to dismiss the employee for absence in case of absence for more than three hours during the working day without valid reasons.

Despite the lack of police time, none of the visitors was left without attention.

Kamianets-Podilskyi police department along with the Kamyanets-Podilsky Lawyers Association will continue holding joint receptions of citizens, the most important thing in this matter is consistency and persistence. This is the only way the initiators of community policing will be able to restore the confidence of residents to law enforcement agencies and strengthen their bond.

P.S. Offices of Legal Development Network are created and work with the financial support of Human Rights and Justice Program Initiative of International Renaissance Foundation. You can learn more about activity of Network, basics and principles of work on Legal Spacewebsite.

The opinion of the International Renaissance Foundation cannot coincide with the point of view of authors of publication.

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