On April 27-28, Nizhny Novgorod is hosting an international scientific and research conference "Russian Police: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow". The event was held in the Nizhny Novgorod Academy of Russia's MVD and was attended by State Secretary Police Lieutenant General Sergey Bulavin, the Deputy Minister of the Interior of the Russian Federation.
The conference covered the issues related to Russia's MVD reform, the service and social security of employees of the Internal Affairs bodies, and the modernization of the law-enforcement agencies of Russia and other countries. The topics of discussion included the international practices of the law enforcement officers' training and various international cooperation issues.
State Secretary Police Lieutenant General Sergey Bulavin, the Deputy Minister of the Interior of the Russian Federation delivered an address at the conference.
In his address, the Deputy Minister of the Interior stressed that the Nizhny Novgorod Academy of Russia's MVD had been chosen for a reason to host the international research conference for it was the ministerial educational institutions that the MVD leadership placed particular expectations on in terms of personnel training and creating a new image of the police.
Sergey Bulavin pointed out that the decision to reform one of the major government and social institutions - the system of the Internal Affairs bodies - had been an objective necessity. It is for the first time Russia had experienced such a deep and large-scale reorganization of the MVD.
"The current reform essentially differs from the previous attempts at reorganization in that we plan to set up a truly law-enforcing institution to protect human and civil rights and freedoms, rather than a next modification of the state control authority," the MVD deputy head said.
Shortly, Russia's MVD will enter one of the most difficult reform stages, that is, the daily implementation of the high working standards entrenched in the new legal framework.
In his address, Sergey Bulavin emphasized that the working efficiency of the law-enforcement agencies depended basically on whether they enjoyed the public support or not. For that reason, in Russia, a priority in the police performance estimates is placed on the public opinion, which is specified in the Federal Law on Police as the main principle of their activities.
The state secretary and deputy minister also reported that one of the main activity areas in the work of the Internal Affairs bodies was pursuing the principles of transparency and publicity. An active cooperation of Russia's MVD and the mass media enables the Ministry to inform the citizens about the changes occurring in it in an online mode.
Furthermore, Sergey Bulavin dwelt on the most relevant and topical tasks set before the modern Russian police.
Concluding his address, the deputy minister pointed out that the implementation of the new personnel police should be based on the research potential of the educational institutions of Russia's MVD system which had to educate and rear policemen of the new generation.
The conference was also attended by Professor Yuri Avrutin, Professor Yuri Starilov, and members of the scientific community of the Russian Federation and foreign countries.
During the conference, the participants had a closer look at the norms of the recent police legislation, discussed the issues pertinent to the activities of the Internal Affairs bodies, shared their international experience, and considered the prospect of the further development of the police institution in Russia.
Press Center of Russia's MVD