MINSK, 14 November (BelTA) – The operational situation in Belarus is under control, Belarusian Internal Affairs Minister Ivan Kurakov said as he reported to Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko on the operational situation in the country and the development of the system of internal affairs bodies, BelTA reports.
The head of state asked the minister to make a brief report on the first item of the agenda as he is well familiar with the operational situation in the country. The minister reported: "The operational situation in the country remains under control. There are no issues or drastic changes. The internal affairs bodies are working primarily on crime prevention."
As for the development of the system of internal affairs bodies, Ivan Kubrakov reported that the work of community police officers has improved. According to him, the Internal Affairs Ministry has returned to the Soviet system of community police officers. "At some point we moved away from that system. Now we have set up community police centers, centers for the protection of public order with a community police officer in charge. We have designated office hours (conveyed this informed to the community) when people can meet with a senior community officer. The job of community police officers is to work closely with local communities," Ivan Kubrakov said.