EIRP Proceedings, Vol 15, No 1 (2020)

The Reform of the Romanian Police Forces between Necessity and Possibility

Țuțu Pișleag


Police Forces today face new challenges requiring the requirement to redefine (review) proceduresto identify the most effective responses. All these years, the theme of police reform in Romania has been aconstant one. Under these conditions we must consider the particular factors in which these forces wereestablished and evolved over time. The purpose of this article concerns the basic aspects from the legislativeperspective of the organization and functioning of the public order forces in Romania and the arguments forwhich the gendarmerie forces must be rethought as police forces in the field of Public Order, and by referenceto the most important moments in the evolution of this institution. The Romanian Gendarmerie was foundedon the French model, but the developments were interrupted by historical events that fundamentally changedits role and duties.


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