Kai kurių Lietuvos Respublikos Policijos veiklos įstatymo nuostatų teisinis vertinimas
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The Police if compared with other law enforcement authorities is the most numerous and has the widest network of territorial and specialised agencies. Activities of the Police vary greatly. Police institutions are subjects of the operative activities, they carry out prevention and investigation of criminal offences and infringements of administrative law, supervise traffic safety, participate in ensuring public safety and public order, etc. Legal regulation of its establishment and activities has direct effect on the success of objectives and functions assigned to the Police. Article contains analysis of legal regulation of police activities, which is done by examining the contents of the Law on Police Activities, basing on methodological approach of analytical jurisprudence, and court practice. Provisions of the Law on Police Activities are compared with provisions of other related legislation. Article also contains analysis of legal notions, which are used to identify the main values protected by the police (“public safety”, “public order”), as well as notions used to define the position of the Police in the system of public institutions (“state security”, “national security”). Moreover, legal possibilities of controlling the police activities, its relationship with executive institutions is analysed in the article. In article concludes practical recommendations for improvement of the Law on Police Activities seeking to align its provisions with those of other relevant legislation.
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