Dear law enforcement officers!
This year we celebrate Ukraine's National Police Day for the second time. Over the last two years a new law enforcement system based on the supremacy of law and legal order has been built in Ukraine. The process that we kicked off is still underway, but I am sure - it is irreversible.
Being a policeman is more than a job, it's a vocation. To serve people, to be ready to prevent crime, to help in a trouble, to forestall a disaster, sometimes at the risk of own life, not everyone is able to do it. I am proud that today we have hundreds of thousands of people who are ready to serve and protect.
On the occasion of this remarkable day, I would like to express my immense gratitude to those who undertook an extremely important mission and laid the foundations for reforming the national police – Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov and Head of the National Police of Ukraine Serhii Knyazev. Your efforts in ensuring order and security on the streets, comfort in homes of citizens were not fruitless. Indeed, for the last year the level of infractions in Ukraine has decreased significantly.
This year, at the initiative of the Government, salaries were increased for employees of the criminal investigation. We allocate funds for material and technical re-equipment of the police. And I'm sure this is only the beginning. A honest police officer should have a decent salary.
I want to express words of gratitude to everyone who wears a police badge, to those officers who go on patrol and are committed to sacrifice their own health and even life in order to prevent a crime. I wish You sound health, strength, lots of luck, inspiration in daily work, happiness and welfare. Your success is our country’s sucess. Happy Holiday!
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman