Leader of the National Union of the Police Officers and Contract-based employed Personnel, Marin Gruia stressed that the most important problems are the lack of motivation of the police staff, scant funds earmarked for ensuring public order and human resources.
‘I would start with an issue which is the most important, according to us, namely the lack of human resources, which at present stand at some 8,000 vacant positions in Police, accounting for a 12% shortage of the Romanian Police,’ he said.
President Basescu was also interested to find out how many police officers have positions that entail office work. Gruia said that about 20% are working in offices and the remainder on site.
The trade union leader said that the delegation which went to Cotroceni included members of the Executive Office of SNPPC and two representatives from the territory.
He said that though he had already sent information to the president about the problems policemen are faced with, on Wednesday he brought an annex to the document.
To the old problems with which we were faced, new problems have come up, said Gruia.
The National Union of the Police Officers and Contract-based employed Personnel (SNPPC) represents 50,000 police officers and is affiliated to national trade union Cartel Alfa.