Prime Minister: We want the Polish people to feel safe; we are restoring police stations across the country

One of the government’s top priorities is provide a sense of security to all Polish citizens. We have been restoring police stations since 2016. So fare, 125 stations have been opened across the country. We also care for modernising the uniformed services. As part of a dedicated programme, the services will receive more than PLN 9 million between 2017 and 2020. During his visit to the Silesian Voivodeship, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki met with police officers at the new police station in Wilkowice. The Head of Government also met with the employees of the Volunteer Water Rescue Service and the Volunteer Mountain Volunteer Rescue Service in Żywiec.

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Photo: Krystian Maj / Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

In a recent study, Poles made positive remarks about safety in their neighborhoods. The Polish people have never felt so safe before; one of the reasons is that we have been restoring the police stations said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

Police stations reopened in many municipalities

477 police stations were closed between 2008 and 2015 in Poland. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki highlighted that police stations serve residents who need help and wish to feel safe in their neighbourhood. This is why the government has been restoring such facilities nationwide since 2016. 125 police stations have been opened so far, with all of them being restored in a rational and sensible manner. We notice the needs of local communities and, most importantly, listen to their opinions.

Here, we can see a newly built police station in Wilkowice. I’m glad that residents can feel even more safe in so many places in Poland the Head of Government added.

Over PLN 9 billion for modernising the uniformed services

Apart from restoring police stations, the government is implementing the Uniformed Services Modernisation Programme. In the years 2017-2020, more than PLN 9 billion will be allocated to this goal. The funds will make it possible to expand and modernise the infrastructure, purchase new equipment and raise salaries.

Safety by the water and in the mountains

During his visit in Żywiec, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki met with WOPR (Volunteer Water Rescue Service) and GOPR (Volunteer Mountain Rescue Service) employees. The Head of Government thank them for the work they do every day. The Prime Minister also emphasised that all Poles are thankful for their service and unwavering vigilance over our safety.

Once again, I would like to wholeheartedly encourage everyone to use this opportunity to marvel at the nature in Poland; to visit Polish lakes, rivers, forests, the Polish sea and mountains. Again, I would like to stress that while the WOPR and GOPR employees are keeping watch, we should also be careful in order to ensure the safety of our children and ourselves the Prime Minister added.

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