The Cabinet of Ministers has appointed Police General Serhiy Knyazev to the post of the chief of the National Police.
His candidacy was approved by the Government on Feb. 8 after the agreement with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.
During Knyazev’s presentation at a Cabinet meeting he called fight against crime and police reform to be the main directions of the work.
Being a candidate of judicial sciences and having 20-year experience in defense structures, Serhiy Knyazev was a head of Criminal Investigation Office of Ukraine’s National Police and several regional police departments. In 2014 he was awarded a special honor for participating in anti-terrorist operation in Eastern Ukraine.
43 candidates applied to the position of National Police Chief including Knyazev. All candidates passed special tests and interviews with members of the Selection Commission. Among the requirements for candidates were: higher legal education, at least 7-year experience in defense structures and 5-years – in leading positions.
Before Serhiy Knyazev the National Police was headed by Khatiya Dekanoyidze.
Source: National Police of Ukraine