Danubius International Conferences, 15th International Conference on European Integration - Realities and Perspectives

The Reform of Romanian Police Forces between Necessity and Possibility

Tutu Pisleag
Last modified: 2020-04-11


Police Forces today face new challenges requiring the requirement to redefine (review) procedures to identify the most effective responses. All these years, the theme of police reform in Romania has been a constant one. Under these conditions we must take into account the particular factors in which these forces were established and evolved over time. The purpose of this article concerns the basic aspects from the legislative perspective of the organization and functioning of the public order forces in Romania and the arguments for which the gendarmerie forces must be rethought as police forces in the field of Public Order, and by reference to the most important moments in the evolution of this institution. The Romanian Gendarmerie was founded on the French model, but the developments were interrupted by historical events that fundamentally changed its role and duties.