The most dangerous incidents that might occur in Kielce are thefts and frauds. Potential frauds may occur at work or while looking for a job. If you start a new job, remember about a contract. While working without a contract, you do not have full employment rights, which can lead to a situation when you are not paid for your work. In case of any problems you can go to a labour court (Sąd Pracy). Looking for a job may also result in some dangerous situations. Do not use the services of the employment agencies that charge money for their assistance. You should use the services of trusted employment agencies. In order to avoid con or swindle of money do not make the appointments with private representatives who want to meet out of the office.
Renting a flat
Renting a flat is a next situation when you may encounter some danger of a fraud. If you decide to rent a flat, you have to remember that signing a contract with an owner of a flat is the most important thing to do. Such a contract should include information about a landlord and a tenant, a rent, dates of paying bills, information about damage. It is common to pay an advance payment in the first month, in the amount equal to the monthly rent. It is a sort of a protection, as it covers any possible damage. It is important to preserve all bills for water, gas and electricity, on the basis of which you will have your accounts cleared.
While using public transport in Kielce, you have to be on the watch for pickpockets. In order to avoid theft, remember not to expose valuable things. Do not keep your wallet or telephone in the back pocket of your trousers, as it makes stealing them easier. Keep an eye on your luggage and keep it close to you. However, if you are the victim of a thief and you get something stolen on the bus, call the police immediately. Many new buses are equipped with cameras recording passengers – it can help to find a stolen item. If you go by taxi, be on the watch for dishonest taxi drivers who cheat and excessively raise prices. In order to avoid such situations, call only popular taxi corporations.
Voivodship Headquarters of the Police (Komenda Wojewódzka Policji)
12 Seminaryjska St, 25-372 Kielce
Telephone number 41 349 22 22
Scope of assistance: There is a supervisor for the protection of human rights working in the Voivodship Headquarters. For instance, he can help with problems concerning discrimination.
telephone number 041 349 2009
fax 041 349 2015
GG number (instant messaging) 11158875
Homo Politicus Association
Scope of assistance: The Association operates the Support Centre for Foreigners. The members of the Association assist in the interventions concerning discrimination and help contact other institutions and organisations which assist foreigners in crisis situations.
Contact: 21 Świętokrzyska St, 25-406 Kielce
Room 2/34 (2nd floor) 665 450 507; 601 090 096