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On 20 February 2015, the meeting of the chiefs of Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, Finnish and Swedish police institutions took place. Such event is the first in the history of regional police cooperation.
Police Commissioner General Linas Pernavas on behalf of Lithuanian Police community expresses solidarity and sincere condolence with regard to the citizens and officers killed in France.
Lithuanian Police with the help of the Norwegian colleagues is launching the Project "Strengthening of the Lithuanian and Norwegian police cooperation and capacities to fight against domestic and gender-based violence", funded by Norway.
The President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė, acting in compliance with the Constitution and the Law on Police Activities of the Republic of Lithuania, and considering the offer of the Government, appointed Linas Pernavas as the Police Commissioner General from 11 November, 2014.
This week officers of the Lithuanian Road Police Service in concert with their Polish and Romanian colleagues take part in a special police measure “Trivium III”, carried out in Birmingham. This measure is organized by European Traffic Police Network (hereinafter TISPOL) and Central Motorway Police Group.
On 4-5 September this year a four-lateral Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian and Polaskie Voivodeship police chiefs' meeting is held in Palanga, Lithuania. This has been the second year when the traditional format of the meeting of Baltic States' police chiefs has been extended by inviting the police representatives from the neighboring Poland.
Last weekend, on 22-24 August, officers of the Public Police Board of the Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania (hereinafter - Police Department) and Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau as well as their colleagues from other foreign countries carried out a new preventive measure called "Bicycles - 2014".
At the end of the previous week, on 16 August, the citizen of the Republic of Lithuania Romas Zamolskis (born in 1970), wanted by the Lithuanian police, was arrested in Yekaterinburg, the Russian Federation.
Last week, following the intensive and successful long-term investigation, officers of Lithuanian criminal Police Bureau (hereinafter LCPB) in concert with the Swedish Police, Europol and Anti-terrorist Operations Unit “Aras” detained four persons in Palanga and Kaunas cities. The persons are suspected of extortion of property of a high value and thefts, most of which were possibly committed on the territory of Sweden.
Lithuanian Police delegation headed by the Lithuanian Police Commissioner General Mr. Saulius Skvernelis is on a visit to Police Day events in Warsaw (Poland).
On 10 July 2014 a newly appointed liaison officer from the Federal Police of the Kingdom of Belgium, Mr. Jean-Pierre Van Gestel, was introduced at the Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, and the guidelines of forthcoming cooperation were discussed.
Lithuanian Police together with Nordic-Baltic partners will strengthen strategic cooperation within the newly started project "Introduction and development of strategic approach to international police cooperation and EU acquis implementation at regional level in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Sweden".
Lithuanian police officers and prosecutors involved in the dismantling of the organized criminal network “Agurkiniai” have been appreciated at Europol.
On 29 March 2014, in the course of the International Police Association (hereinafter IPA) meeting Vytautas Pliuskus was chosen to hold the position of the President of the Lithuanian section (hereinafter LS) for the third three-year period.
On 12 February this year an annual meeting took place at the Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania. This meeting was focused on the results of the police activity and police activity in 2013, the priorities of the activity for this year.
The President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Police Commissioner General Saulius Skvernelis, who presented the report on the police activity to the leader of the State. The results of the reorganisation of the police and its influence on ensuring people’s safety were discussed at the meeting.
A new Neighbourhood Inspector Activity Instruction has come into force since 1 February 2014. The abovementioned Instruction includes particular changes in the officers' activities, while one of the most important changes is introduction of community officers.
At the beginning of 2014 all police stations of Lithuania will present the reports on their activities to the society.
On 16 December 2013, high ranking Justice and Home Affairs (hereinafter JHA) officers and representatives of Interpol met in Brussels. Such meetings are traditional and they are organized once per 6 months.
The last SIS/SIRENE sub-group’ meeting under the Lithuanian Presidency is taking place today at the Council of the European Union in Brussels.
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