The new police unit began its work in Odessa. This is the tourist police. It will operate until the end of the tourist season – until September 30, 2018. This is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Tourist police will be involved in the protection of public order in the resort areas of the city and the Odessa region, patrol the coastal zone. They can be contacted with complaints about illegal actions, for theft or damage to property, for appropriate consultations, etc.
Tourist police include foot patrol, bike patrol, water patrol, divers. Special tourist police stations are being established. The first of them was opened in Arcadia. A total of 15-16 such police stations are planned.
Last year, the tourist police was already involved in the Odessa beaches of Lanzheron, Arcadia, on the Health Route and showed its effectiveness. The Ministry of Internal Affairs intends to introduce a tourist police in other resorts in Ukraine. Tourist police are used in many countries of the world, where a large number of travelers come.