52 Dacia Duster cars purchased with help from the EU Finance Agreement were sent to Moldova, to improve police capacity in responding to citizens’ emergency calls.
The vehicles’ purchase comes from the Budget Support for Police Reform Program, implemented within the Financial Agreement between the European Union and Moldova and the Police Development Strategy for 2016-2020.
In order to reduce the intervention time for emergency calls at national level, the Moldovan Police Department received 107 such cars, during the implementation of the Police Reform Program.
“We thank the European Union, our strategic partner, for providing us with ongoing support in the process of implementing the EU standards in the work of the Police. The new acquisitions aim to reduce the response time to emergency calls and improve police officers’ working conditions involved in such missions. In this way, we aim to be more visible, proactive, and oriented towards the citizens’ needs,” mentions the head of General Police Inspectorate, Sergiu Paiu.
The total value of the acquisition is around EUR1,030,400.
With the EU support, special vehicles have been purchased for the detainees’ transportation, for crime investigation services, for sector officers, mobile forensic self-laboratories for crime scene investigation, and computer technology.