Po­lice to get bet­ter pay, benefits

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

More than 2 mil­lion po­lice of­fi­cers are ex­pected to get higher pay and bet­ter benefits in recog­ni­tion of the pres­sures and risks of their job.

In­creas­ing benefits for po­lice is one of the high­lights of China’s re­form, mak­ing clear that of­fi­cers should get more pay than civil of­fi­cials but less than mil­i­tary per­son­nel.

Their benefits are cur­rently sim­i­lar to civil of­fi­cials.

The Min­istry of Public Se­cu­rity said that po­lice of­fi­cers suf­fer the most ca­su­al­ties among public em­ploy­ees.

The lat­est fig­ures from the min­istry show that 449 of­fi­cers were killed or died on duty and 4,226 were in­jured in 2013.

Po­lice also will be re­quired to film and record all in­ter­ro­ga­tions in crim­i­nal cases to en­sure fair­ness in law en­force­ment and to pro­tect sus­pects’ hu­man rights.

Film­ing and record­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tions is aimed at stamp­ing out extortion and tor­ture.

The min­istry said that the cred­i­bil­ity of the po­lice has been dam­aged by prob­lems in­clud­ing of­fi­cers ac­cept­ing bribes and bend­ing the law to serve them­selves. (Photo 1)

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