In Ukraine, a joint project of activists and patrol police is aimed at detecting drunk drivers. The Pitbull initiative is operating in seven Ukrainian cities (Kropyvnytskyi, Lviv, Rivne, Kyiv and others). Every weekend hundreds of activists are keeping watch near nightclubs and notify the police about people that get behind the wheel under influence. Working with the Pitbull, patrol police have already prepared 2,500 reports on instances of DUI....

A brutal fight between girls prompted Chernihiv to create mediation services, where mediators from among the pupils help resolve conflicts. In April 2017 Ukraine was horrified by a brutal fight between Chernihiv teenage girls. Dozens of witnesses stood and watched and used their phones to film three girls kicking and hitting Polina Maloshtan. The city responded to this by establishing mediation services in several schools. In this article,...

Since autumn, Severynivka territorial community has its own rapid response center, with a fire department, administrative services center and district policeman’s office all under one roof. The institution oversees security in seven localities and is manned by volunteers from among the locals. The Human Rights Information Center visited Severynivka village to learn about those implementing Polish experience with security centers in Ukraine....

For two years now a Security Coordination Hub has been operating in the city of Tatarbunary, Odesa Oblast, searching for new resources and building up city security together with stakeholders. The Human Rights Information Center took a look at what Tatarbunary has achieved so far. All activities related to security development in Tatarbunary are based at the Security Coordination Hub. It was established in February 2017 by civil society...

Residents of Kyiv’s Holosiyivskyi District are now able to contact their district police officer using a service called district officer’s e-office, built into the platform for communicating with the police Bezpechne.community. The National Police hopes that this service will help increase the public’s trust in law enforcement. Among other things, the service allows people to ask the police questions, mark unsafe spots of the district,...

In Sievierodonetsk, the Crisis Media Center "Siverskyi Donets" is introducing restorative justice for teenagers to take them away from the vicious circle of criminal justice. On September 8, in Sievierodonetsk, Luhansk Oblast, discussion entitled "Without trial and investigation - reconciliation between victim and offender" was held within the framework of the Festival of Thoughts, the Human Rights Information Center reports. Restorative...

The "School Police Officer" project is a model of cooperation between the educational establishments and the patrol police departments in the cities of Kyiv, Odesa, Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv for the period of 2016-2017 academic year.

The “Safe Town” is the innovative project on the police-community cooperation on the basis of partnership "Agriteam" (CPIF) operating in the town of Boryspil, Kyiv region.

The Police and Community Program is part of the Citizen Engagement and Reform Communication Program (CERC), implemented by the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) in partnership with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and with the financial support of the Law Enforcement Section (INL) of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.

The Neighborhood Watch is a project that is being implemented to increase the responsibility of homeowners for their own safety. One of the fundamental directions is cooperation with the police in this area.

The residents of Kyiv, as well as of other large cities of Ukraine, face the problem of spontaneous and messy parking. Drivers complain they lack parking lots and leave their cars on the sidewalks, lawns, blocking the pedestrian crossings and the entrances of the apartment buildings. One of the reasons for such behavior is weak legislation, since a police officer can fine drivers only if they are inside the car. Another reason is absence of the culture of parking, believe the activists of DreamKyiv.

The bezpechne.community online service of communication with the police marked 100 days of its operation in late September. The platform, where the residents of Kyiv can complain about security problems and to receive recommendations from the police and authorities, was launched by DreamKyiv with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation at the end of May 2017.

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