During the month of January, over 630 citizens interacted with the mobile police reception (MPR) vehicles, provided and maintained by the OSCE. An average of 29% of those requesting assistance from the police were 7 female citizens. Issues raised during the MPR visit included issues such as domestic violence and local power outages.
The MPR’s ability to project the police in both rural and urban settings provides citizens a method to both report and to discuss issues of concern. The Osh City Team accompanied the police on a MPR trip to several neighbourhoods. During these visits not only complaints were lodged, but the citizens also received feedback on the current security situation in the area and they learned what the police have been doing to prevent crime in their community.