Over 90 percent of Russian police have passed their performance review as part of the ongoing police reform, Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev said on Sunday.
The police performance review is to be completed by August 1, Nurgaliyev said.
“Russia’s Interior Ministry has set up the Central Attestation Commission and 1,545 commissions at various levels to carry out the police performance review. By today, the performance of over 90 percent of the total number of the personnel has been reviewed,” Nurgaliyev said.
Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev has launched the reform of the Interior Ministry to make the police better motivated, focused and professional.
Calls for police reform were spurred by a number of incidents involving Interior Ministry officers. In the worst incident, which occurred in April 2009, Denis Yevsyukov, then a police major, took a taxi to a supermarket in southern Moscow, where he shot the driver dead, before walking into a store and killed two more people and wounded six others.