Kristina Vladimirovna Solntseva
2021 Law Bulletin  
The article is devoted to the analysis of the experience of leading European countries in reforming the police system. The main attention is paid to the study of the experience of the Baltic States, because like Ukraine they are post-Soviet states with similar political systems. The Baltic States are a clear example of the successful reform of the police system, which has reduced the number of offenses and significantly increased the level of law and order and public confidence in law
more » ... t. The author highlighted the main trends of such reforms: the integration of the police into civil society, bringing the police closer to the population, increasing the role of local government in the implementation of law enforcement. Despite the success of the reforms, it can now be said that some aspects of integrated policing in the Baltic States need to be improved. This suggests that, no matter how successful a reform is, over time, some aspects of even reformed systems need to be improved. The author identified the following possible ways to improve the Baltic police system: consolidating the function of providing services to the population at the legislative level; review of sources of funding and logistics of the municipal police; expanding the list of powers of the municipal police in order to effectively and timely protect human rights and freedoms. The experience of the Baltic States is indicative and important for our country, as police reform was carried out in 2015, which brought many positive results and improvements, however, to say that the police has been successfully reformed and does not need any more changes is not yet possible. Based on the material studied in the article, the author concludes that the integrated model of police organization is the most effective today and should be implemented in the practice of the Baltic States and Ukraine.
doi:10.32850/lb2414-4207.2021.22.15 fatcat:6fq6bhjpxfbz7dql6id35f2aha