2000 - 2003: time of reformsBACK
The third period (2000 - July 2003) is connected with preparation for the reformation of the Border Troops into the law enforcement agency of special designation.
The main reforms were:
improving of the state border legislation
creation the structure that can efficiently perform tasks of protecting national interests on the state border
transition to entirely new form of organization and implementation of border security
equipping the border units with modern types of weapons, machinery and special facilities
development of logistics operational activity
improving the professional and psychological system of training
updating and improving the system of recruitment
The result of this hard work was the creation of the State Border Service of Ukraine - a law enforcement agency of special designation on August 1, 2003.