The service of Azerbaijan Police is the example of loyalty to the state and people02.07.2022
On the occasion of the 104th anniversary of the establishment of the Azerbaijan Police, the leadership of the Ministry, led by the Minister of Internal Affairs, colonel-general Vilayat Eyvazov, came to the Honorary Avenue and laid wreaths in front of the monument complex of the great leader Heydar Aliyev. The memory of prominent ophthalmologist scientist, academician Ms. Zarifa Aliyeva was commemorated.
Then they visited the Martyrs' Avenue, where the brave fighters who lost their lives for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Republic sleep.
On July 2, a solemn ceremony was held at the Police Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs dedicated to the Azerbaijan Police Day and the graduation of the 2021-2022 academic year. The Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic, colonel-general Vilayat Eyvazov participated in the event.
First, the national leader of our people, Heydar Aliyev, and the police officers who rose to the height of martyrdom for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our country and died in the line of duty, were commemorated with a minute of silence.
The colonel-general Vilayat Eyvazov delivering the congratulations and best wishes of His Excellency to the personnel on the occasion of the significant day, according to the instructions of the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mr. Ilham Aliyev, spoke about the honorable and rich service path full of difficult trials that the police went through in the past 104 years, in the fight against crime, especially during the time when the great leader Heydar Aliyev led our republic, the work done in the direction of organizing the activities of the authorities of internal affairs and strengthening them with patriotic personnel in a national spirit. The Minister drew attention to the fact that the police, who went into battle for the defense of our lands in the First Karabakh War, fulfilled their mission bravely, provided important services in eliminating the severe consequences of the anarchy that prevailed in our country in the years when independence was just restored, ensuring internal stability in the republic and strengthening the rule of law. He said that 114 employees and military personnel of the authorities of internal affairs and the Internal Troops were killed and 2792 people were inflicted injuries while performing their duties defined by the law.
The colonel-general V. Eyvazov emphasizing that as a result of the work done to improve the activities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs under the leadership of the Honorable President Mr. Ilham Aliyev, the activities of authorities of internal affairs with modern material and technical base, infrastructure and advanced technology are aimed at ensuring citizen satisfaction noted that professional training of the personnel has risen to the level of responding to threats and challenges and that consistent work is being done in this field.
He also said that in the last 19 years, more than 23,000 criminal groups and gangs have been neutralized, about 18,000 illegally obtained firearms have been collected, and the number of illegal acts committed by using them has decreased significantly. On average, 84 percent of crimes were opened, more than 62 thousand wanted accused persons were arrested, and about 17 tons of drugs were removed from illegal circulation. Even today, the number of crimes per 100,000 people in the republic is much lower than in most countries of the world.
It was also noted that after a certain break caused by the pandemic, Azerbaijan is hosting international events again, public order and security have been ensured during the mass and international events held in our country, including in the city of Shusha, the cultural capital, in interaction with the relevant state bodies.
The Minister V. Eyvazov paying attention to the emergence of new realities in the region after the Patriotic War, which resulted in our glorious victory under the leadership of the victorious Commander-in-Chief Mr. Ilham Aliyev said that the first steps of the "Great Return" had been taken, and that the activities of the police authorities were adapted to the situation in such a fateful period, which was strategic and vitally important and said that the protection of facilities, order and security as a whole are reliably ensured. Noting that the Police and Internal Troops continue their honorable service in the liberated territories with great perseverance and professionalism, the minister reminded with pleasure that the head of the country awarded 26 employees with state awards on the eve of this professional holiday, and that 4 senior associates were given the highest special rank and expressed with satisfaction that it is the next visible expression of the high attention and care he has shown, that he highly appreciates the activities of the authorities of internal affairs and the Internal Troops on ensuring order and security, as well as being appreciated by the public of the republic. After that, he congratulated the graduates on the occasion of completion of their education, noting the special role of the Police Academy in the achievements made by the new generation of the Azerbaijan police with a modern outlook.
The minister of Internal Affairs Vilayat Eyvazov assured the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mr. Ilham Aliyev on behalf of the participants of the solemn ceremony that the authorities of internal affairs, which are always faithful to their oath and steadfastly stand guard of statehood, will continue to serve the fatherland and the people with honor and he will not grudge his strength and skills.
The Minister expressed his gratitude to the citizens, veterans of authorities of internal affairs, managers and employees of state institutions, representatives of the mass media, who always help the authorities of internal affairs in the performance of their official duties and share the joy of the professional holiday of police.
The Minister of Internal Affairs also presented diplomas and shoulder straps of the special rank of "police lieutenant" to graduates who graduated with honors from the Police Academy. At the end of the solemn event, the personnel marched in front of the tribune.