Last year the Ministry's leadership managed to stabilize the agency's human resources. For the first time those who joined the service numbered almost 24 thousand more than the employees who quit.
Young specialists' motivation became more stable, too. Very few of them quit during their first year and the percentage of more-than-10-year veterans grew to 39%. This was an important breakthrough because the number of professionals able to pass their knowledge on to the officers coming to replace them continued to reduce over a lengthy period.
One of the positive drivers behind the breakthrough was the Ministry's Concept of improving professional training for its staff, which will be in place until 2010.
These efforts will allow to continue to better employees' professionalism.
There was much tougher discipline and legal compliance control within the Ministry's agencies, its focus moved towards pre-emptive efforts.
On February 1, 2007 an order was signed called "On comprehensive reform of the militia agencies' personal development system". It is this issue - encouraging normal moral and psychological climate within its teams - that the Russian MOI considers it top priority.
Here the Ministry enjoys great support of its veterans.
The expertise its veterans have has long been overlooked even though their involvement in almost any of its activities allows to avoid a lot of mistakes and hit well thought through and smart solutions. Therefore, for the first time in the Ministry's history, a special order assigned chairmen of veteran organizations to join boards, academic councils and other decision-making authorities. Moreover, appointed as assistant chiefs of militia agencies, veterans will now help to enforce law and order, educate the young in the spirit of patriotism and take part in young officers' civil and professional education.
Today almost 50,000 veterans of the Russian MOI take part in the Ministry's activities. They helped to solve more than 13,000 crimes in 2006.
Over 20,000 veterans are mentors to young officers and more than 10,000 work with juveniles.
Everything veterans do, they do to boost public respect towards law and order and encourage citizens' confidence in militia officers and the MOI military, to create human resources that will be the backbone of the Russian law enforcement system in the XXI century.
This is supposed to be a goal of the RF MOI Public Council, too.
All Public Council members are experts in their trade. They have contributed a lot into cultural, artistic, religious and legal progress and progress in other spheres of life. And using their professional expertise, Council members will therefore be able to contribute to personal development of young specialists of militia agencies and MOI troops.
At the same time, we need to join efforts and improve the overall image of law enforcement.
This is the only way to use the potential of community in prevention programmes as best as possible.
RF MOI Press Center