In particular, uchastkovyi should personally know each and every ex-convict, substance abuser, young hooligan etc.
in given uchastok, and visit them regularly for preemptive influence.
GIBDD (the traffic militsiya) is the only exception: its members drive their own (or even own private) cars and are specially trained in risk-driving.
One unique feature of militsiya policing approach is the system of territorial patronage over citizens.
The last two are usually assigned to the vehicles registered to regional level MVD units.
The police are still called Militsiya in Belarus, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, as well as in unrecognized republics of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Transnistria but in Kyrgyzstan there is an active discussion about renaming the police force from Militsiya to Police.), often confused with militia, was the name of the police forces in the Soviet Union and several Warsaw Pact countries, as well as in the non-aligned SFR Yugoslavia, and the term is still commonly used in some of the individual former Soviet republics such as Belarus, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, as well as in the unrecognized republics of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Transnistria.Soviet and Russian badges, from top left to right bottom: Soviet Druzhinnik badge, Soviet Metropolitan Post Militia (PPS), Soviet State Automobile Inspection (GAI), State Automobile Inspection (GAI) of the Russian Federation, Russian Moscow Municipal Militia Central District, and Russian Police.In Soviet Union, uchastkovyis were also responsible for such tasks as maintaining propiska limitations and overseeing former political prisoners, which were subject to daily registration at the local MVD office.Although women constitute a significant proportion of militsiya staff, they are usually not permitted to fill positions that carry risks (such as patrolman, guard, SWAT), but are allowed to carry firearms for self-defense.