Budapest, September 5 (MTI) – Reducing violent crime, such as robberies and rowdy behaviour, drug-related crime and car theft are the most urgent tasks for Budapest police, the city’s police chief said in interviews published in Friday’s dailies Magyar Nemzet and Magyar Hirlap.
Gabor Bucsek told Magyar Hirlap that changes have been introduced to enable investigators to get to the crime scene before others without delay. This frees regular patrols who can then stay in public areas and increase the sense of safety for law-abiding citizens, he added.
The Budapest police headquarters can pay a total of 50,000 hours for overtime in the remaining part of the year thanks to the government programme affecting 24-hour shifts, Bucsek said.
The police chief said he planned no personnel changes in the service.
He told Magyar Nemzet that there are no plans of restructuring, except that a department will specialise in drug-related crimes and car theft from September and the investigation office will deal with fighting organised crime.