Only 30% of the population of Moldova trust the police, while 74% think that police is corrupt. Such data was obtained in a survey conducted by the Institute for Public Policy and the Center for Sociological Investigations and Marketing CBS-AXA.
The sociological studies show that among the police officers the most corrupt are: border police, patrol police and criminal police officers. The respondents believe that the least corrupt are the MIA units: firefighters, lifeguards and local police officers.
Moreover, while 48% of the police officers who participated in the study believe that the citizens are satisfied of the work of law enforcement officials, the ordinary citizens claim otherwise. Nearly a half of respondents disagreed with the statement that "the police answers to the requirements of the population". More than a half of respondents disagreed with the statement "the police respects all the citizens."
Nevertheless, about 75% of respondents said that they trust the firemen and rescuers, 49% trust the police of a precinct, while the border police is trusted by over 44%.
The survey was conducted in the period from 1 October to 10 December 2015 between more than a thousand civilians and 500 members of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.