Day of the police officer of the Kyrgyz Republic (01/11)

Every year on November 1, employees of the internal affairs bodies of Kyrgyzstan celebrate their professional holiday - the Day of the Police Worker of the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyz Respublikasynyn militia kyzmatkerlerinin kүnu). It was established by Decree of the Government of the Republic No. 429 of September 17, 1993 at the suggestion of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kyrgyzstan, due to the fact that on November 1, 1924, the police was formed in the Kara-Kyrgyz Autonomous Region (KKAO).

Until 1993, Kyrgyzstan, like the entire Soviet Union, celebrated the Day of the Soviet Militia on November 10, the day the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs (NKVD) was formed in 1917. But after the collapse of the USSR, this day could not be considered the day of the formation of the militia of Kyrgyzstan, since in different regions of the Republic it was created at different times.

Since March 1917, the so-called people's militia of the Provisional Government functioned in Pishpek (today Bishkek), which was, in essence, just a renamed tsarist police. After the October Revolution of 1917, the working people of the city, under the leadership of the Pishpek Bolsheviks, launched an active struggle to create a new Soviet workers' and peasants' militia, where authoritative citizens were admitted by open vote.