The Lithuanian police service was created in 1918 at the same time as the Republic of Lithuania was created. In 1921, the municipal police service was established, as one of the police types to be present in all of the largest cities, and in 1934, a private police force was created, with its main function to protect municipal objects that pay for the service; this was the beginning of the Public Police Protection Office. The Pprivate police force provided a service until 1940 and after the restoration of independence, the private police units were restored and became the Protection Police. The Protection Police contained separate units for a long time until 2008 when they were reorganised into the Public Police Protection Office. A year ago, the Public Police Protection Office (PPPO) was divided into ten separate protection offices all over Lithuania. At the beginning of 2008, these separate units were united into one single entity. The tasks previously fulfilled by all the offices - i.e. budgetary issues, personnel (human resources) and work organisation - are now being executed by one central unit.
This unification helped reorganise the technical facilities of the separate sections of the Protection Office and helped compensate the deficit of technical equipment in the less developed regions. The regional divisions only perform core functions, with ancillary functions, such as finances, personnel and work organisation being undertaken by the central administration.
|Award category:||public service delivery|
|Sector:||Justice, police, human rights and security|
|Type of activity:||new services or new technologies|
|Keywords:||Police, protection, centralisation|
|Short English description:||A unification of the Public Police Ptotection Office helped reorganise the technical facilities of the separate sections of the Office and helped compensate the deficit of technical equipment in the less developed regions.|
|Organisation:||Public Police Protection Office|
|Level of government:||national level|
|Size of organisation:||>100|
|Number of people involved:|
|EU membership:||EU member|