Commander-in-Chief of Police at the Latvian Police Day celebrations
General Jarosław Szymczyk took part in the celebrations of the Police Day in Latvia. This year, the Latvian Police Force is celebrating the 104th anniversary of its establishment
The Latvian Police was established on December 5, 1918. Numbering more than 6,000, the formation is subordinate to the Latvian Ministry of Interior.
On November 5, 2022, the Commander-in-Chief of Police, general Jarosław Szymczyk took part in official ceremonies on the occasion of Police Day, which were organised at the Latvian Ministry of the Interior. During the ceremony, the Chief of the Polish Police addressed his word to the participants of the event. In his speech, he drew attention to the fact of the imminence of the time span in the functioning of the Polish and Latvian Police and, consequently, their historical community of experience and its implications for the formation and character of police identity. Wishing Latvian officers prosperity on the occasion of their Day, the Chief of the Polish Police reminded them of the need to maintain the unity of the uniformed services in the face of the war in Ukraine and the necessity of support and solidarity for Ukrainian police officers fighting for the independence of their country.
On his trip to Latvia, the Commander-in-Chief of Police was accompanied by Colonel Paulina Filipowiak - Director of the International Police Cooperation Bureau of the National Police Headquarters.