From military to police

From military to police
From military to police

State Duma deputy Arkady Sargsyan proposed replacing the graduates of police schools, who, as a rule, get the posts of district police officers, with military officers who are being laid off as a result of the army reform. President Dmitry Medvedev liked the idea, and he recommended that it be thoroughly worked out. Arkady Sargsyan correctly believes that the main problem of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is corruption, therefore, with his proposal, he proposes to strike a blow at the very foundation of the corruption pyramid in the country, to restore order in the lowest police levels. In his opinion, the former military can help in this.

A precinct officer is the person who is on the front line when communicating with the citizens of the country, for many it is he who is the face of the police. It is on this basis that Arkady Sargsyan, who at one time served in the Navy (at the time of his dismissal he held the position of chief of staff of the Baltic Fleet base), proposes to replace district police officers with officers under the age of 50, with a length of service of at least 20-25 years who have served in the army and return to the places of call. According to the deputy, such employees will not have to be provided with housing, since with the appropriate length of service they will receive apartments from the Ministry of Defense.

According to the deputy, in the course of such a replacement it is possible to obtain an elite detachment of Interior Ministry officers who, at the genetic level, are loyal to the Motherland and "imprisoned" for serving it. Who received real combat experience in hot spots and whose life cycle of serving the country will not be interrupted. Such district police officers, according to Arkady, have real experience and skills in communicating with young people, they are excellent with weapons, they know well the value of human life, and due to this they will be respected by Russians.

In the same proposal, Sargsyan proposes to preserve all the ranks of the new precinct officers, received during the years of service, as well as the right to receive a "military" pension, which will become an additional incentive for their work as precinct police officers. In addition, the deputy, as part of his initiative, makes a proposal to remove the precinct from the subordination of police departments and territorial bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and subordinate them to the heads of the Public Security Police. After that, according to Arkady Sargsyan, the local authorities will not be able to put pressure on the precinct, and they will become more effectively involved in the prevention and prevention of crimes. In fact, the deputy wants to make the district workers leaders of the level of sheriffs in the United States or chiefs of police of tsarist Russia.

After reading the deputy's proposals, President Dmitry Medvedev put on the documents his resolution “An interesting idea. Work it out. Please report. " After that, the paper went to the tables of profile ministers: Anatoly Serdyukov and Rashid Nurgaliev.

The relevance of this proposal will be assessed there, because the country is in full swing reforming the army, according to official information, a significant number of officer positions fall under the reduction: from 355 thousand they are going to be reduced to 150, i.e. up to 15% of the armed forces. The funny thing is that it has been planned to "squeeze" our army to 1 million people for the past 20 years. The new “final” date for the 2012 headcount.

According to the Ministry of Defense, of the 205 thousand officers who are being cut today, about 40 thousand were vacant. Taking this into account, it is planned to send 165 thousand officers under the reduction. And here the ministry has a certain margin of safety. 7, 5 thousand officer posts are held by civilian lieutenants "biennials" will send them all to layoffs as they serve, their recruitment has now been completely stopped. 35, 8 thousand officers who have already reached the age limit for service will also help to carry out the reduction relatively painlessly. Anatoly Serdyukov promised that the army would part with them only after fulfilling all obligations to the officers, first of all providing apartments. In this regard, everything is relatively good in the country, in 2009 and 2010 100,000 apartments were transferred to the military, the program, according to Dmitry Medvedev, will be fully implemented in the next 2 years. The main problem for the Ministry of Defense is the reduction of about 120 thousand still young officers, which will need to be carried out.

From military to police
From military to police

For those who are accustomed to seeing only the bad in the reform and shouting about the decline in the army's combat capability, it is worth recalling that the posts of lieutenants and warrant officers will mainly be occupied by contract sergeants. They have to replace about 105 thousand vacant posts. At the same time, their training will go in three directions: some of them will be trained at special faculties of higher educational institutions for a period of 2 years and 10 months, after which they will be able to take the positions of platoon commanders, senior technicians, and workshop chiefs; others will graduate from sergeant schools (training for a period of 5 to 10 months), it is planned that after training they will be replaced at the posts of warrant officers and warrant officers; the third will graduate from the district training centers in 5, 5 months and become commanders of squads, crews and combat vehicles.

And the salary in the newly minted army will finally become worthy, according to the president, a lieutenant in the Russian army will receive 50,000 rubles from 2012. a month, a unit commander from 150 to 180 thousand - and this is already money that is comparable to the salaries of the military in the West. Newly minted sergeants receive at least 20,000 rubles, the salaries of current lieutenants. It will be possible to start sounding the alarm only if the officers are dismissed and the NCOs are not yet trained, but such an outcome is unlikely.

The idea of a retired military man, and now a deputy, undoubtedly deserves attention, but already now a number of amendments are being introduced into it. So the proposal to send officers with 20-25 years of service to the "sheriffs" seems rather dubious. The assumption that the current colonels, lieutenant colonels and majors at the age of about 40 will suddenly go to the precinct is at least strange. It is rather difficult to imagine them running around the doorways and catching drug addicts. In general, this is tantamount to using the microscope as a hammer.

This proposal may be most interesting for young officers of lieutenants, senior lieutenants, for whom it will be a good continuation of their careers, with the opportunity to continue serving the Motherland.

The focus on the lower ranks in the police hierarchy is commendable. It is the precinct police officers, police officers who are not at the forefront of the fight against crime. However, the reduction of our militia is largely due to these very positions. All over the world, the emphasis is placed on the prevention and prevention of crimes, while in our country there is a clear bias towards solving. For example, no one will touch a lieutenant from the criminal investigation department, while a sergeant from the PPS or a district police officer will be laid off. After that, our lieutenant will most likely uncover another serious bodily or mobile phone theft, but wouldn't it have been easier to try to prevent these crimes by sending patrols of the police to the streets of cities, well equipped with technical means.

The reforms carried out in the army and the Ministry of Internal Affairs provide a wide scope for rationalization proposals and, most likely, the initiative of Arkady Sargsyan will not be the last.

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