Addressing the meeting, Mr Putin called for greater involvement of civic organisations in helping to keep law and order, better technical equipment and material conditions for the police, and most importantly, higher quality work by the police with the public.
The President said that social adaptation for people released from prison and for homeless people is a very serious problem.
Earlier in the day, Mr Putin visited the Safe City Situation Centre. The centre, which operates an extensive and comprehensive video surveillance system, was created to protect the public from terrorist attacks and help to maintain law and order in Rostov-on-Don.
Mr Putin saw two people detained for breaking the law. The President watched the police carrying out their work on screen at the Situation Centre, which is located in the Rostov-on-Don Interior Ministry Department.
Mr Putin also visited the Interior Ministry Forces’ North Caucasus Military District Military Command Centre, where he saw a demonstration of the interior forces’ integrated telecommunications command system.
The Centre uses this system to monitor the situation and carry out operational command of interior ministry forces’ units. The system is integrated into the Safe City system.