Delegation of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board visited the National Police Headquarters
The Commander-in-Chief of the Police hosted a meeting with representatives of the Estonian Police and Border Guard. The background of the meeting was the situation on the eastern border of Poland and the war in Ukraine, with a view to intensify and develop Polish-Estonian police cooperation.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Police hosted a meeting with representatives of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board headed by the General Director Mr. Elmar Vaher. The meeting constituted an opportunity to exchange information and share experiences in the context of threats to security caused by the migration crisis and the ongoing war in Ukraine.
During the meeting the Polish party outlined the measures taken in connection with the increased illegal crossing of the Polish border with Belarus and the mass influx of foreigners from Ukraine to our country in connection with the ongoing military operations in Ukraine.
The commitment of the Police to mitigate threats on the Polish-Belarusian border was discussed from the perspective of preventive and counter-criminal measures, as well as the National Police Headquarters. The systemic activities of the Police in connection with Russia's aggression against Ukraine were broadly presented, including assistance to refugees at border crossings with Ukraine, activation of emergency hotlines and an e-mail address in the Ukrainian language, material and technical support for the Ukrainian side, as well as psychological aid and support for the families of Ukrainian police officers who found refuge from war in Poland.
The Estonian delegates shared their national experience on a similar issue in their presentation.
A separate issue raised during the meeting was the development of bilateral training cooperation. Participants expressed common expectations and a common vision in the direction of tightening mutual cooperation in the field of training, concerning the functioning and performance of tasks of prevention squads and special units. The Estonian party highly appreciated the way the Polish Police operates on the border with Belarus in terms of crisis management.
The Chief of the Polish Police thanked the Estonian delegates for visiting the National Police Headquarters, stressing the importance of close and partnership policing cooperation, especially in the face of such dramatic events taking place in our immediate vicinity. He also expressed hope that the meeting would serve as a platform for future strengthening of mutual ties between the Polish and Estonian Police for the sake of common security.
At the meeting, the Commander-in-Chief of the Police was accompanied by the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Police, Major General Roman Kuster and representatives of selected bureaus of the National Police Headquarters.