June 5 is a memorable date for the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia - the Day of the formation of the Russian police. In 2018, the 300th anniversary of this event was celebrated.
In 1715, the Office of the Chief of Police was established in St. Petersburg, consisting of officers and soldiers of the Preobrazhensky and Semenovsky regiments. Based on scientific research conducted by expert historians, it was found that (May 25), June 5, 1718, by the Decree of Peter I, the post of St. Petersburg General Police Chief - Head of the Main Police Chief Office was established. And also a guiding document was issued for the position - "Points given to the St. Petersburg Chief of Police", in which the program of police activities was formulated and its role and place in the Russian state were determined.
This event formed the basis of today's memorable date, which was originally planned to be established at the state level - in 2016, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs developed a draft decree of the President of the Russian Federation "On the establishment of the Russian Police Day". But the Decree was not signed. Then, by order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia No. 121 dated March 5, 2018, June 5 was declared the Day of the formation of the Russian police.