New strict, objective criteria to change police hiring procedures

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved new criteria for hiring police officers, with the new system expected to begin sometime after May’s legislative elections and the regulations approved by parliament on Thursday. Speaking after a cabinet session, Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou said that the new criteria introduce objectivity and meritocracy as the key screening element and […]

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Traffic cameras stumble on collection concerns

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A DRAFT bill prepared by the Electromechanical Services Department for the introduction of 110 traffic cameras to capture speed-limit violations has stumbled on who will manage delivery and payment of speeding tickets, a source has told the Cyprus Mail.

According to the source, the bill has been prepared and forwarded to the Legal Service for review. It calls for the purchase of 90 fixed cameras, as well as 20 mobile ones, that will take pictures of speeders and record the violation.

“This is a measure to catch and punish speeding drivers – no seat-belts, no mobile phone use, they will only capture speeding,” the source said.

But the effort appears to stumble on who will undertake delivering the speeding tickets issued by the cameras, with police wanting as little involvement with the operation of the cameras as possible.

As a result of the police’s reluctance to engage, the bill calls for the operation of the cameras by the contractor that will install them.
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