Azerbaijani official: Police ready to maintain law and order during elections (UPDATE)
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Azerbaijan, Baku, July 2 / Trend M.Aliyev /
The Azerbaijani police will maintain law and order during the upcoming parliamentary elections.
"We have enough time until the elections to prepare," Interior Minister Ramil Usubov told journalists Friday. "The activities of law enforcement bodies are regulated by law. The police will maintain law and order once the campaigns and rallies begin."
Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are scheduled for early November.
"Azerbaijan remains one of the stablest countries in the CIS," Usubov said.
He added that the ministry's personnel are highly committed, and are equipped with the required technology to guarantee the public's safety during the elections.
The ministry uses technology that meets modern requirements and promotes efficiency in the "102" hotline service and various projects, one of which is "Safe City", in the fight against crime, Usubov said.
"The ministry records the crimes committed in Baku and Absheron in an accurate form and provides the operational police response to incidents," he said.
"Last night fire was exchanged from two cars in one of Azerbaijani districts. There were no witnesses at the crime scene. But we have identified the perpetrators through the cameras," Usubov said.
Regarding the installment of new cameras, he said that they are of high quality digital images, have a great memory. It is more efficient to identify people and objects with their help, Usubov added.
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