An additional 60 public order officers started to work in Old Tbilisi in order to prevent crime.
A public order officer is a model of a community-oriented approach to policing, which is an effective tool for crime prevention worldwide.
The responsibility of the public order officer is to respond to problems and challenges related to domestic violence, neighborhood disputes, illegal migration and vulnerable groups. Their functions and responsibilities also include: planning and implementation of crime prevention activities, gathering information, systematization and primary processing, proceeding of administrative offences, response to the crime committed, working with relevant governmental or non-governmental agencies in order to plan joint preventive measures.
Until now public order officers have worked only in Vake-Saburtalo district.
Public order officers were selected based on an open competition, testing, interviews and physical training. They will soon appear in all districts of Tbilisi and later, throughout Georgia.