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Improving financial management system in the Police

A serious problem in modern Moldova, characteristic of the entire post-Soviet area, is inadequate financing of state administration bodies, including law enforcement bodies. This problem exists in the Moldovan police as well.

The units responsible for financial matters at the Main Police Headquarters in Chisinau do not have good financial management solutions that would allow for proper planning and execution of tasks from their own funds.

Since the early 1990s, Poland has taken into consideration the experiences of western partners when carrying out reforms in various areas of social and economic life and implementing structural changes. The external support provided in the early 1990s was a very important element of the changes taking place in Poland. Despite many differences (systemic, cultural and mental), there is a great analogy between the current situation of our Moldovan partners and the Polish situation at the beginning of reforms in the early 1990s.

Based on Poland’s experience, the Warsaw Police Headquarters undertook to provide assistance to their Moldovan partner by providing training in financial management to employees responsible for finances in the Main Police Headquarters in Chisinau.

Improving financial management system in the Police

The project activities concerned the financial department of the largest police unit in Moldova – the Main Police Headquarters in Chisinau. The project’s aim was to improve and modernise the financial management system of the police by presenting proven solutions applied in police units of EU countries, including in Poland. The project was an extension of the activities carried out within the project of the Warsaw Police Headquarters titled “Metropolitan Police – financing and management of the police in capital cities” as part of the EU Leonardo da Vinci programme. In the course of project implementation, a 20-person group from the financial department of the Warsaw Police Headquarters (KSP) completed training with local police in Brussels and Berlin. In the project, a training programme was developed for KSP staff and financial management quality was significantly upgraded.

International projects supported by the EU Leonardo da Vinci programme make it possible to establish cooperation between various institutions in EU countries, carry out foreign vocational internships and apprenticeships, exchange experience, improve teaching skills and implement innovative solutions for training employees.

In the case of the Moldovan partners, the project involved a 10-person group of employees responsible for finances in the Main Police Headquarters in Chisinau. These individuals prepared training programmes and conducted training for subordinates in the fields of:

  • budgetary policy and the financial and accounting system;
  • structures of employment and division into non-civilian and civilian employees;
  • financing and division of costs when securing, among other things, mass events, VIP transport, public authority facilities, and representations of foreign states;
  • financing and cooperation of the Metropolitan Police with the police of other cities and states.

The project consisted of two training modules.

Improving financial management system in the Police

Within the project, 10 Moldovan employees of the Warsaw Police Headquarters (trainers) were trained in a new financial management model and, upon their return to Moldova, training and practical workshops were held for 50 employees of the financial division of the Moldovan police. Also, amendments were made in the implementing provisions to enable swift application of rational solutions and to correct financing of the activity of the capital’s police. Internal procedures and bylaws were created to improve efficiency of work and budget monitoring systems.