Corruption is a particularly complex social, security, criminological, political and economic phenomenon that poses a threat to the functioning of democracy, the rule of law and the rule of law. Corruption directly leads to the violation and abuse of human rights and freedom, and provides conditions for the development of organized crime and other threats to the security and stability of the state and citizens.
The police is a state authority responsible for law enforcement, protection of human freedoms and rights, protection and maintenance of public order and peace, and detection of crime and prosecution of perpetrators. In the course of performing such tasks and responsibilities, police officers must not use official powers to obtain a certain benefit in society for private purposes. They must always respect the standards of professional work, possess a high level of integrity, have a developed sense of resistance to bribery, and constantly upgrade their knowledge of the ethics of the police profession.
The research determined that the main challenge for the Ministry of Internal Affairs in terms of the fight against corruption is the (in)timely detection and identification of the risks of corruption, as well as the (in)timely detection, clarification, documentation and proof of the corrupt behaviors in which they were police officers involved.
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