The Plenary Session of the Parliament approved the regulations for the recruitment of 300 special contract police officers to deal with the increased migration flows, after the approval of the relevant law in the previous session of the Plenary Session.
In favor of the regulations 12 deputies voted against and 22 against.
According to what was reported to the competent Parliamentary Committee by the Ministry of Justice, the contracted special police officers will be placed in the Foreigners and Immigration Service of the Cyprus Police.
The number of contracted special police officers who will be recruited in the amount of three hundred and their supervision will be assigned to police officers who hold the rank of sergeant.
may be renewed once for a further period of ten months.
Their tasks will be limited to immigration issues, ie surveillance of illegal immigrant crossing points along the Green Line, control of illegal immigrants and their illegal employment, transportation and escort of illegal immigrants, guarding and hosting of host or host centers. detention of illegal immigrants and the procedures for deporting illegal immigrants.
The recruitment qualifications were determined in proportion to those that apply and are applied in the National Guard for the recruitment of Contract Hoplites (SYOP).
The Parliament rejected with 12 votes in favor and 22 against the amendment of Aristos Damianos by the AKEL parliamentary group, which aimed at expanding the qualifications that must be held by candidates for employment as special contract police officers, adding the condition of previous success. in a psychometric examination, which will be conducted in accordance with the standards of psychometric examinations for the recruitment of police officers and special police officers.
DISY MP Nikos Tornaritis opposed the amendment stating that the The government is calling for the recruitment of special police officers as a matter of urgency as the Republic of Cyprus is facing a very serious issue. At the same time, he said that they are urging the EU to show solidarity with the problem.
DIKO MP Panikos Leonidou said that the amendment may be based on substance, however at this stage an urgent national problem is being addressed.
AKEL MP Aristos Damianou said that Those who do not want the psychometric tests to be done should please and pray that there is not even an unfortunate incident because they will have to be accountable.
EDEK MP Kostis Efstathiou said that he agrees that the regulations are written extortionately, sketchy and leave gaps, but said that it does not take time, the whole story must end, since Cyprus has become an open vineyard.
< p class = "text-paragraph"> Ο Δουλευτής της ΔΗΠΑ & # 8211; Collaboration Alekos Tryfonidis said that the special police officers are hired in the way that the 3000 SYOPs were hired without psychometric tests. He generally asked for the psychometric tests to be removed, since as he said we remove tools that we give to the Police and in the end we do not find an edge.
The MP of Ecologists, Stavros Papadouris, stated that he is against the amendment of AKEL as it will prolong the process for dealing with the problem.
The MP of Ecologists Alexandra Attalidou was in favor of the amendment of AKEL and against the regulations, stating that the recruitment of police officers will do nothing to prevent illegal immigration, since they will already be in the territory of KD. He also said that those who are in favor of arming some people and entering the green line without psychometric tests will be responsible for any episode.
Theopemptou said that we should “be very careful who we give weapons to.”
we send them to the army, they carry weapons and they come in front of many dangers.