Results and perspectives on policing as part of the national security sector

Oleg M. Reznik, Nadiia S. Andriichenko, Irina V. Zvozdetska, Volodymyr O. Zarosylo, Viktoriia I. Hryshko


The police are one of the actors involved in ensuring national security. Therefore, the relevance of this article stems from the need to ensure effective performance. The issue of studying the experience of countries in this field is relevant to find the best models to assess the activities of these structures, which will contribute to a better performance of tasks assigned to them by law - this is one of the tools to assess the performance of the police. The aim of the article was to investigate the peculiarities of police performance assessment, thereby identifying practices that can improve the assessment of police performance. The objective was achieved by using dogmatic, statistical, comparative legal methods and a system-structural approach. The authors revealed the peculiarities of police assessment in Ukraine, the USA, Canada, France and the UK. The focus is on the assessment of police performance based on the level of citizens' trust and statistical data. The conclusion is made that citizens' trust in the police is necessary for the effective performance of its tasks. It is noted that the use of statistics to draw an objective conclusion about police performance is questionable because of the ability of police management to manipulate the data. It is concluded that each of these areas needs significant improvement. The findings are complementary to previous studies and have implications for improving the assessment of Ukrainian police performance and police performance in foreign countries.


public trust; police activities; public administration; police efficiency; changes in legislation.

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