Today, the guest of the online interview of the Boleslaw was Chief of the Police of the Republic of Poland, who wear a reflective uniform. The readers asked him not only why he was interested in the position, but also about what changes in the city he is planning.
How do you like the position of Chief of the City Police? As far as I know, you worked as a line guard before, so that's probably a big difference...
The work I'm doing now is very interesting, but it's also challenging. Yesterday before I was elected to the City Police Chief and subsequently appointed by the city council, I worked for seventeen years as a line guard. The difference in both positions is that I have a greater responsibility in this position. This means not only communication with citizens within the service, but also a lot of administrative activity (budget, services breakdowns, etc.) and communication with city management.
The city police in Munich Hardiest had never had a good reputation according to citizens. Is it true? And what have you done to improve it?
As in any other city, there will be people who will be dissatisfied with the work of the city police, but I think most of the people who can appreciate our work predominate. Therefore, to improve, we have done a few things. For example, security precautions for children and pensioners are taking place, we have set up a Facebook profile to allow police officers to communicate at any time, staffing has also been modernized, and overall we are trying to improve the view of the city police.
I heard you'll get one more policeman and reflective vest, so you should be nine if I'm wrong. Is this the optimal number for you or would you need the officers even more? Yes, at the present time, a tender for the position of a police officer is announced. The number of officers should therefore increase to nine. In order for the city police to manage what is required and what they want to do, the optimal number of officers would be at least twelve. The main reason for the increase in the number of police officers is that we want to keep the traffic uninterrupted; another reason is the large cadastral territory and the ever-increasing traffic in the city. It is also necessary to devote more time to preventive action.
Recently, a group of people we are afraid of at the train station at the train station. In the summer, we always went out for a walk with the kids, but now we prefer to go elsewhere. Please make this site safe again.
The officers devote themselves equally to all the parks in the city. Their checks are carried out at regular intervals. Currently we do not see this site as dangerous, but it is possible that you could see this site as dangerous beforehand due to the occurrence of so-called problem people, but we have succeeded in eliminating this site from our site.
Why did you apply for a new Chief of Police at the Tender? There is a lot of talk about the fact that the new composition of the town hall has great demands on the officers, and that's why your predecessor ended.
It is true that the current management of the city places great demands on me and the officers, but I am not competent to express myself to my predecessor. I have enrolled in the selection facility to improve the overall view of our city police.
Are you getting in the new position in the field, or are you shut down in the office and you're doing clerical work, or maybe in the service you jump off colleagues when they cannot?
It is true that the new position requires me to devote more attention to administrative work, but I still try to work in the field. And since the number of officers is low, I normally have to do the work of a line guard.
We are currently preparing a contract for the provision of radar for speed measurement and we will try to start measuring the speed of the vehicles as soon as possible.
How often do you check the city area? Sometimes I see that if you arrive, you just slow down and you will not get out of the car. I understand that the cadastral territory you are in charge of is vast and you cannot be everywhere, but it does not avoid criminal activities in the villages.
Compared to the previous period, the police officers started to drive more often to suburban areas, three times a week. Control is preventive if the officers do not record offense, so they check this area only from the vehicle, but sometimes these areas are also walking
I heard you got new uniforms. What's different and why the original ones were not enough? What did you do with the old ones?
Yes, we have new uniforms. It varies with its functionality, material and appearance. The policeman feels more comfortable in this uniform; the new uniform is multifunctional and meets all the requirements that a police officer can spend twelve hours in this facility. Old uniforms did not fulfill their functionality, parts of equipment such as jackets and shoes are still being used. Shirts and trousers, neckties were removed.
It is almost entirely the rule that new leadership always introduces changes. Will you also change things or have you changed? What can we look forward to in the city?
Some changes have been made, they are put into practice. In the future, we are going to measure vehicle speed, carry out controls on alcohol pouring for juveniles, we will also be giving out reflective tapes, and we are going to make more frequent playground controls.