Day of Criminal Investigation Workers of Ukraine (15/04)

Day of workers of the criminal investigation department of Ukraine is celebrated in the country annually on April 15.

In 1873, the first Ukrainian detective unit officially began to function in Kiev, and the first criminal investigation units were formed in the tsarist police departments. The first detective unit was experimental and literally a year later it was disbanded due to lack of funding from the City Duma.

On April 15, 1919, by the Decree of the Council of People's Commissars of Ukraine "On the organization of the criminal investigation department", a department of the criminal investigation department was formed and its legal base was fixed. The duties of the search were to conduct preparatory activities for the preliminary investigation by the prosecution authorities.