21.03.2022 | The police took effective measures to strengthen the registration of documents of strict accounting and their control

During the preliminary investigation of the criminal case being investigated by the Anti-Corruption Committee of the Republic of Armenia, the fact of receiving money from various drivers was substantiated in order to create the illusion of registering a violation of traffic rules in the manner prescribed by law under the pretext of collecting a fine on the spot on the basis of incorrectly completed forms of decisions and an offense protocol by the Inspector of the RP Service of the RA Police.


It was also substantiated that the process of proper registration of receipts for payment of administrative fines for administrative offenses, issuance of protocol forms to the inspector and receipt of completed protocols from them is not properly regulated, there are no sufficient control mechanisms.


Since the indicated shortcomings were a favorable circumstance for the commission of a crime, a petition for their elimination was sent to the head of the RA Police by the RA Prosecutor General. As a result, the police took practical steps to resolve the issue.


In particular, in a response-letter from the head of the RA Police, it was reported that an internal investigation was carried out in order to establish violations by the criminal case and their causes, also involve the perpetrators in disciplinary action and resolve the issue of responsibility of officials who commit violations in the internal security department of the RA Police. As a result, the inspector who committed the above criminal violations was suspended from service by order of the chief of police.


The letter also said that for the proper registration of these documents, the Patrol Police acquired the appropriate equipment, which will be installed in the staff of the patrol service in the near future. Competent officers of the patrol service are currently being trained in keeping records of administrative offenses using this equipment and issuing receipts for the payment of fines to persons who have committed offenses. This will facilitate control over the document flow and eliminate corruption risks as much as possible.