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Clan LT Polizia

Clan LT Polizia

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Published by: Centro Studi Villa Montesca on Nov 26, 2008
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CLAN_INDEX OF THE RESEARCH_LITHUANIAKaunas Police CLAN
CLAN –
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ontinuous
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earning for 
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eeds134649-LLP-1-2007-1-IT-GRUNDTVIG-GMPGrant Agreement 2007-3569/001-001This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsiblefor any use which may be made of the information contained therein
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The structure of the clan
.The survey was conducted to 40 employees of different police departments inKaunas, Lithuania. Among them the focus group consists of 8 police officers.The interviewed employees were from the Subdivisions of the public police inKaunas:Service of traffic supervision-7 personsService of public order -14 personsCombined patrol team- 6 personsJuveniles centre of Social care and prevention -5 personsThe interviewers of this research and the focus group members differ in theirranks in the departments.According to the ranks the clan members fell under the following categories:ranksNumber of persons interviewedPolicemenPolice officersManagersVice- commissionersCommissioners267421
DESCRIPTION OF THE CLAN
The police of the Republic of Lithuania is an executive institution which actsaccording to
The Law on Police” ( passed on 11 December 1990 by Seimas)
 The Law on the Police provides for general and special rights and duties of police officers. A police officer, at all times and places, must take urgentmeasures, upon witnessing a crime or any other violation of the law beingcommitted, or upon receiving a report from a citizen or an officer concerningsuch an act, to stop the crime or violation that is being committed; takemeasures to apprehend persons guilty of committing a crime or otherviolation of the law and to bring them to police quarters upon receiving areport from a citizen or officer concerning the commission of such a deed;report information concerning socially harmful deeds to the police upon the
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knowledge of such deeds, take measures to protect the scene of the incident,and ascertain witnesses of the crime; ensure the protection of the rights, legalinterests, and health of persons who are arrested and brought to policequarters, and provide first aid to victims of law violations and persons whoare in a helpless state; take all possible measures to save the property of citizens, the state, public organizations, and other organizations in theevent of natural calamity, catastrophe, accidents, or other emergencysituations, etc. In carrying out their duties, police officers must respect andpreserve the dignity of the people, and must ensure and protect their rights andfreedoms. Thus the activity of a police officer is a very specific one. He/she mustbehave and act as a representative of authority, protect legitimate interestsof people, society and the state, she/he has always follow
"The Code of Honor of Officers" (The Law on Police ,article 3)
Violation of the saidrequirements is to be condemned, as well as it incurs moral and disciplinaryresponsibility.
Sociological description
It goes without saying that the main aspect of this profession and work iscommunication between the society and the police professionals. Regrettably,there is little trust in the police from citizens, as often it is the case that peoplehave contacts with officers in situations of violation of regulations and law (onroads, in dealing with property) and in crime. Very often this sort of 
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