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Volunteers participating in providing security in Astana on the eve of EXPO detained more than 700 people

2 May

The work of volunteers who volunteered to help the policemen in ensuring the safety of the capital on the eve of the world specialized exhibition EXPO 2017 gave first results. This was reported in the press service of Astana akim.

"Within the framework of the "Safety and comfort in the capital city" comprehensive plan, the Local Police Service of the Capital Department of Internal Affairs is launching a new project "Voluntary People's Squad" from March 17 to June 10. Over 500 university students and more than 30 citizens are being recruited from the Office of public assistants within Department of Internal Affairs of Astana to provide assistance in the protection of public order", - the akimat specified.

The duty of the squads is carried out as part of joint patrol with police officers according to the timetable for patrolling. The squad members patrol the streets weekly from Thursday to Saturday from 19:00 to 23:00. Before going to the route the squad members are given route sheets, armbands, breastplates and "Police helpers" certificates.

"The work of the squads brings visible results, the police representatives mention. In particular, during the service more than 700 citizens were delivered to the Department of Internal Affairs on violating more than 400 administrative violations such as drinking alcohol and smoking in public places, disorderly conduct, violation of migration legislation, residence in the RK without registration, or without identity documents, violation of pedestrian rules and violation of silence at night", - the press service of the Astana akim reported.

Let us remind that with the world specialized exhibition EXPO 2017 coming up, Astana police launched an operational preventive campaign (OPC) aimed to increase the level of law and order and public security, stabilization of the criminal situation in the capital of Kazakhstan. Within the framework of the peacekeeping operations in the place of residence, persons who are on the preventive list of the internal affairs bodies are being inspected. Owners of firearms and hunting weapons are subject to an inspection for compliance with the rules for storage and registration of weapons. The police reported that 1319 earlier crimes, including 14 murders and 97 robberies, had already been solved within the framework of the republican campaign.

It should be noted that starting from March, 15 one more OPC named "District" is being held in Astana. It will last until June, 1. During the raids about 400 police officers and the National Guard will visit the residents of the capital and check registration at the place of residence and temporary registration. As the guards say, they are more concerned with the problem of homeless and beggars in the streets of the capital on the eve of the international specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017.

Not only people are responsible for the safety of EXPO 2017 visitors - 35 service dogs that are trained to find drugs and dangerous substances and as the cynologists have assured they are ready for service at the exhibition.

Earlier, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, held a meeting with the Chairman of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov and instructed the security services to ensure security at the world specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017. A short time later antiterrorist exercises organized by the National Security Committee were held on the territory of the exhibition.

Moreover, an on-site session of the interdepartmental commission (IDC) on security and law and order during the preparation and holding of the world specialized exhibition was held on the territory of EXPO.

It also became known that the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan reported that in the event of a terrorist attack during the world specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 antiramming devices will be used. This was reported by Deputy Chairman of the Administrative Police Committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Talgat Musakanov.

Later Astana akimat held a meeting which revealed a number of problems at some facilities vulnerable to terrorist threats in the capital of Kazakhstan during the EXPO.

Photo by Inform.kz.


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