The preamble of the executive order states that there has been a recent increase in offences against law and disciplinary infractions committed by police officers, which spark a negative reaction within the society. It also states that the existing structure of the interior affairs agencies does not meet present-day requirements and needs modernisation.
The Government of the Russian Federation has been instructed to prepare by March 31, 2010, its suggestions on the transition to exclusively federal budgetary funding of public security police by January 1, 2012; the composition, size, and procedures regulating the establishment of public security police units will be set by the Government.
The Government has also been instructed to prepare within two months its proposals on amendments to legislative acts concerning the internal affairs agencies’ structure optimisation, relieving the police of functions unrelated to its primary tasks, improving supply and support of their operations, reorganising professional training, and developing housing schemes for police officers.
Instructions were also given to cut the number of internal affairs staff by 20 percent by January 1, 2012.
The Minister of the Interior has been instructed to review within three months the procedure for selecting job candidates for internal affairs agencies, come up with suggestions on improving the structure of these agencies, and develop a set of anti-corruption measures within the Ministry of the Interior.
The executive order comes into force upon its execution.