Tag Archives: Ukraine

Thieves in law arrested in Spain

This article reports 130 arrests and searches of 70 properties in Spain and France, following investigation of the Armenian faction of the Russian organized crime group “Thieves in Law,” described as “the largest and most dangerous group in Europe right … Continue reading

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Police reform in Ukraine

This 25-minute documentary covers the last several years of police reform in Ukraine, with particular focus on policing domestic violence in the country and on gender equity in the new patrol police.

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Better interviewing & interrogation

Here’s an interview with a Norwegian former homicide investigator who has studied suspect interviewing techniques around the world and applied them during his police career, starting with the UK’s PEACE model and adding strategic elements. The key is to foster … Continue reading

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Illegal amber mining in Ukraine

This article describes environmentally-destructive illegal amber mining in Ukraine. The country has the world’s second largest amber deposits but has not developed an effective system of legal mining. Police have targeted the illegal “prospecting ” but rarely catch offenders in … Continue reading

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Canada recognizes National Peacekeepers Day

This statement from the RCMP acting commissioner commemorates National Peacekeepers Day and thanks the 87 Canadian police currently serving missions in Colombia, Haiti, Ukraine, Palestine, and Iraq. He notes that these officers “work closely with domestic and international partners to … Continue reading

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Attestation completed in Ukraine

Ukraine has been implementing significant police reform over the last two years. New patrol police were recruited, trained, and deployed in 32 cities followed by an attestation process to determine which of the 100,000+ members of the former militsiya were … Continue reading

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Migrant smuggling prices and exploitation rise

This article cites Europol that migrant smuggling into Europe has gotten more costly in the last 6 months, routes are longer, and reports of labor exploitation are up, probably as a means of paying the higher prices. Smugglers are often … Continue reading

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