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Safer with more patrols on the streets

published: 2018-03-07 13:30, mlan
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Local police has received PLN 4.6 million from the Warsaw City budget for extra service to patrol the dangerous areas in our city.

We have provided the Warsaw Police Headquarters with funds to pay for the extra service of police officers on our streets,” said Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Mayor of Warsaw. “They are sent to the places indicated by residents, because they are the ones who know best whether the police is needed in their area.”
The agreement between the Mayor of Warsaw and the Warsaw Police Chief was made on 28 February 2018. The provided funds will cover the cost of 20,000 duty shifts.

Residents know where it’s not safe
The places police officers will be patrolling have been indicated by residents during meetings organised as part of “Bezpieczne osiedle” (Safe neighbourhood), a city-wide programme. In addition to residents, these meetings are attended by police and city guard officers, and representatives of the City of Warsaw. On average, each month, about 100 locations are flagged for the purposes of special supervision by Warsaw police officers.
As safety increases in such areas, the police move to another location indicated by residents.

Extra service is needed
Last year, extra service helped capture 171 perpetrators and offenders, 54,573 persons had their identity checked, 24,202 persons were given a caution, and 18,640 offenders were fined. The very presence of police officers in risky locations plays an important role. For years, Warsaw has been committed to improving safety, also by means of providing financial support to the police, making it one of the safest cities in Poland.

Warsaw provides financial support to the police
In 2018, the Warsaw City Hall is to allocate PLN 7 million to supporting the Warsaw Police Headquarters, including PLN 4,600,000 for extra service, PLN 200,000 for cash awards, PLN 200,000 for the maintenance of police horses, and PLN 2 million for the procurement of equipment and police cars.