Latvian Interior Affairs Minister Sandis Girgens wants to increase wages for the “least paid people” employed in the interior affairs sector.
For example, the plan is to equalize the wages of police cadets, which is currently EUR 450, to the lowest wage in the country’s National Armed Forces, which is EUR 520. At the same time, Girgens stresses – although wages in the interior affairs sector are low, it is positive that the majority of the people employed in the sector have access to free healthcare and bonuses for accomplishments in work.
Additionally, Girgens wants to increase the quality of pre-trial investigation. He stressed the Border Guard, which has very well organized training structure. The only aspects that require improvement is the State Border Guard’s financial state and work environment.
Other plans of the minister include improvement of organization of police work. Results will be discussed after analyzing annual statistics. This includes analyzing the number successfully investigated cases, the number of administrative violations and disciplinary cases.
When asked whether those criteria provoked police officers to not take cases in order to avoid damaging statistics, Girgens said no and stressed that every application should be investigated. (BNN/Business World Magazine)