Currently, Moldovan citizens view police as an institution with high risk of corruption. At the same time, lack of professionalism, lack of police inventory (alcohol measuring sets, digital cameras, cars) and lack of financial resources affects the level of trust the citizens hold in police, with only 31.6% trusting the institution.
Association Agreement aims to support the development of police and border control by providing financial support of nearly EUR 90 million between 2014-2017, which will also include technical support, professional training and partnerships with similar institutions abroad.
Moldova is also eligible for a number of other EU opportunities, such as instrument for peace and stability and humanitarian aid, partnership instrument, the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, Nuclear Safety and Cooperation instrument. They will ultimately contribute to lowering the crime in the country and increasing confidence in the police.