New jobs found for most municipal police officers

The vast majority of almost 3,000 members of the municipal police who were yanked from their positions in the summer are to be given jobs in the regular force, as prison guards or helping collect taxes, the government announced Tuesday.

According to a statement made by Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, 1,536 ex-municipal police will be given jobs at the Public Order Ministry, under whose auspices the police force operates. Another 758 will be assigned to the Justice Ministry, which operates the country’s jails, 382 to the Interior Ministry, which is responsible for immigration services, 152 to the Finance Ministry, where they will work for the revenue service, and 30 to the Development Ministry, which is responsible for combating the trade in knockoff goods.

About 150 will lose their jobs in the public sector. Greece has to fire 4,000 civil servants by the end of the year to meet troika targets.

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