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Another 400 patrol officers at Evros border with Turkey

Another 400 border patrol officers will be hired in 2023 to better protect Greece’s borders, Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos announced on Friday. The minister was speaking after a meeting of his at the Ropodi region’s police headquarters on matters of security and migration. Some 250 of these border patrol …

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7 police and customs officers arrested at Krystallopigi border with Albania

A police major operation at Greece’s Krystallopigi border control check point at the border with Albania has led in the arrest of at least 14 people: seven police and customs officers and seven civilians of Albanian nationality. the operation of the Internal Affairs Unit of the Greek police followed a …

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Gov’t starts recruiting of “police officers” for universities

Greece’s government is proceeding with its plan to have police officers at the universities of the country and the recruitment of officers is scheduled to begin in the next few days. The recruitment of officers who will man the so-called university police teams that will protect academic institutions around the …

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Handful of police officers to carry body cameras in pilot program

Greek Police is outfitting some officers with body-worn cameras as part of a pilot program initiated in response to accusations of heavy-handed police tactics to quash street protests. About 20 officers of the motorcycle police unit DRASI and the crime prevention and suppression team (OPKE) will wear the new cameras, …

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Third police officer dies of Covid-19 in northern Greece since Dec 1

The union of Police officers in Greece has raised serious safety issues on Thursday after three police officers died of Covid-19 since the beginning of the month. The latest fatality, a 55-year-old officer was intubated and passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday. He had been was hospitalized …

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Mati Fire: Prosecutor investigates to upgrade charges against 12 Fire Service officers

The Athens prosecutor investigates whether charges against 12 Fire Brigade officers during the devastating fire at Mati in 2018 will be upgraded to prosecution for fatal exposure of citizens to danger. the decision is expected to be announced. The upgrading of charges to criminal level is at the urging of …

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Turkish soldier fires at German Frontex officers at Greece’s Evros border

A dangerous incident took place at the Evros border netween Turkey and Greece, when Turkish soldiers fired warning shot and then aimed at German officers patrolling with border with Greece. According to an exclusive story by German magazine Der Spiegel the incident took place on April 28. Frontex has deployed …

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15 police officers in quarantine after contact with coronavirus-positive man

Fifteen police officers on duty at the headquarters of Greek Police in Athens have been order in “house isolation” after they came in contact with an asylum-seeker later tested positive to coronavirus. The officers were investigating the case of the sexual abuse of a minor in the accommodation structure of …

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Police union criticizes government for using officers to protect notaries during foreclosures

Greece’s government has decided to deploy policemen to protect notary offices during the electronic property auctions. However, the union of police officers reject the plans saying that protecting notaries while they are implementing such negative policies creates tensions between police and the public. ‘While the government supposedly cares about improving …

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