Interior minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov proposed that a national council for crime prevention be set up to improve coordination and interaction between the various institutions engaged in the fight against crime.
The council will act as a link between the state departments, local authorities and NGOs involved in crime prevention, a draft ordinance published on the public consultations web portal with the Council of Ministers showed on Monday.
The council will be in charge of the implementation of the national crime prevention policy. It will publish reports on crime trends and will draft measures against them.
The council will be chaired by Tsvetanov and will include the chief secretary of the Interior, the head of the national police chief directorate, the head of the National Criminology Institute, the head of the Police Academy, the deputy justice minister, and the head of National Drug Addiction Center with the cabinet, among others.