Karins and Girgens agree on necessity to reestablish Police Academy

  • 2021-04-19
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) and Interior Minister Sandis Girgens (KPV LV) are unanimous on the need to reestablish a higher education institutions that would train police officers, LETA was told at the prime minister's office. 

On Monday, the prime minister met with the interior minister and State Police chief Armands Ruks. In the meeting, Girgens and Ruks reported to Karins on the situation with combating crime in Latvia. 

After the meeting, Karins said that he expects the interior minister to take consistent steps to improve law enforcement work. 

The prime minister underlined that public security is the main priority and that the interior minister and law enforcement authorities must work efficiently to solve serious high-profile crimes. 

The prime minister's spokespeople informed that both Karins and Girgens were unanimous that in order to significantly improve police investigators' performance, it is necessary to reestablish a higher education institution that would train high-class law enforcement professionals.

As reported, a number of high-profile crimes have been committed in Latvia in recent years. Last week, football agent Romans Bezzubovs was killed in a drive-by shooting in Riga's Purvciems neighborhood. Later, the killer's car was found burned in the neighborhood of Mezaparks. 

In the fall of 2020, well-known lawyer Pavels Rebenoks was killed at his home and his partner Ingus Balandins was badly injured. The murder still has not been solved.