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Restrictions on members of the Police & Fire Department in the management of a public company

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With bills voted into law by the Parliament on Thursday, various restrictions are placed on the participation of members of the Police and Fire Department in the management of a public company and the ownership of shares, and at the same time regulations are introduced for promotions and evaluation procedures.

Specifically, the purpose of the first bill, approved by the Parliament, is to amend the Law on Police, in order to regulate matters concerning the private employment of members of the Police and in particular their holding of shares or other interest in any non-public company or cooperative or another business of a private nature, as well as their participation in the boards of directors of said private companies.

The purpose of the second law is to amend the Fire Service Law, in order to regulate matters concerning the private employment of the members of the Fire Department and in particular their holding of shares or other interest in any non-public company or cooperative or other business of a private nature, as well as their participation in the boards of directors of said private companies.

The approved laws provide that the members of the Police and the Fire Department are not allowed to participate in the management of a non-public company or cooperative or other business of a private nature and to hold shares or any other interest in them, as long as they have not previously obtained permission from the Minister of Justice and Public Order, which is granted on the recommendation of the Chief of Police or the Chief Fire Chief, as the case may be, provided that the granting thereof is not incompatible with the performance of their duties as members of the Police and Fire Department, respectively, to participate in management of a public company, to hold shares in a public company, which give them the right to control or manage it or the number of which exceeds the percentage of the share capital determined by the Minister of Finance, for similar cases, for its public servants Democracy.

Arrangements for promotion procedures

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Besides, with another bill that was passed into law, the Police Law is amended, in order to make the implementation of the procedure for the promotion of specialized members of the Police to the rank of First Officer clearer and more effective.

In particular, with the arrangements, the promotion positions of the specialized members of the Cyprus Police to the rank of Police Officer A, which are provided for in the state budget in force at any given time, will only be able to be filled by a member who belongs to the corresponding category/group and serves at the rank of Police Officer B ΄.

The purpose of the regulations is to amend the Police (Promotions of Specialized Members) Regulations, in order to regulate the required qualifications and the procedure for the promotion of specialized members of the Police to the rank of Police Officer A΄.

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The  regulations include the addition of a provision according to which candidates for promotion to the rank of Police Officer A are required to be members of the corresponding category/group to which the vacant position pertains, modification of the provision that provides for the required period of service in the rank of Police Officer B and of the total service required for a candidate to be promoted to the rank of Police Officer A from three (3) years and nine (9) years to six (6) years and twelve (12) years, respectively, amendment of the provision that provides for the manner evaluation of candidates for promotion to the rank of Police Officer A, so that the evaluation is carried out only on the basis of their knowledge and skills in matters of management and administration, instead of being additionally evaluated on the basis of their knowledge in matters related to the duties of the position, amendment of provision that provides for the evaluation process of the specialized members of the Police, so that it is consistent with the evaluation process of the of its members who are evaluated by their immediate supervisor without any distinction according to the category they belong to.

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