Police Day in Kazakhstan Date in the current year: June 23, 2016

Police Day in Kazakhstan Police Day is an official professional holiday in the Republic of Kazakhstan celebrated on June 23 each year. It was established by President Nursultan Nazarbayev in 2007 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the country’s law enforcement agencies.

The Kazakhstan police was created in 1992 following the country's independence from the Soviet Union. That same year the Republic of Kazakhstan became a member of INTERPOL. The tasks and functions of the Kazakhstan police are described in the law “On the Organs of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan”.

The national police of Kazakhstan is a division of the country's Ministry of Internal Affairs. It protects social order, maintains public safety, conducts passport and visa control, maintains road safety. Its tasks also include detection, investigation and protection of crimes as well as detection and prevention of criminal offenses against minors and child neglect.

Police Day in Kazakhstan is not a public holiday, but it is widely celebrated by law enforcement officers and members of their families. This holiday not only celebrates the achievements of the Kazakhstan law enforcement agencies, but also raises awareness on some important issues, such as understaffing of the police.

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