During press conference at Donetsk
City Council the head of the city police department Yurii Sednev presented
results of the work of law enforcement bodies, which has been achieved thanks
to the project "Safe city".
This project was developed by the transnational
company «ITV/Axxon Soft». It became the best among similar projects in the CIS
countries. Police of Donetsk was the first that widely practiced it. That was
noted by the head of the representative office of the company in Ukraine Olexander
Kurinnyi, who have presented Yurii Sednev a diploma for successful
Donetsk police with the support of the local
authorities represented by Donetsk Mayor Oleksandr Lukyanchenko is an actively
developing law enforcement organization that uses completely new, modern
methods in daily work. Thanks to assistance of the city authorities within the
framework of the integrated crime prevention program "Law and order",
the law enforcement bodies have managed to organize in Donetsk an innovative
system of response to reports of citizens.
The project which was started in 2005 has
implemented a new integrated technology system to optimize the performance of the
At the root of the project there were a Chief of
Donetsk city Police of that time Viktor Dubovyk and a technical leader of the
project "Safe city" Volodymyr Semibratskyi. For providing video
surveillance and operational management of police patrols it was chosen an automated
system "Safe City", which is used in international practice.
Result of the first phase of the work was 38
cameras installed near the City Council and the State Administration buildings.
Information from the cameras came to the duty offices of the city and district
In early 2012, just on the eve of the football
championship Euro-2012, the project "Safe city" has reached a key
stage in its development: in Donetsk city was created a fundamentally new division
- Rapid Response Center of police. It accumulated all the information coming
from the cameras and from mobile patrols.
Creation of that Centre, technically equipped to
the latest standards with necessary software that allowed to consolidate
multiple subsystems of video surveillance, has led to impressive results.
Activities of foot patrols, traffic police and
state security service were synchronized to achieve maximum mobility and
performance efficiency of the groups. The time between the citizen’s report to
the police and its arrival on the spot was reduced three times. And automated
processing of information from citizens takes now only few seconds. That allows
catching and detaining criminals on "hot pursuit".
Thanks to the video surveillance system in 2012
on "hot pursuit" it was revealed 200 crimes, 7 cases of illegal seizure
of transport, found 45 drivers who fled the scene of accident, transferred
information to the public services of the 26 cases of vandalism and disorder.
In addition, the video surveillance system has helped many times to find
children who were lost during the football games at the stadium "Donbas
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