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Latvian Military Police marks 15th anniversary

Alla Petrova, BC, Riga, 06.07.2012.Print version
Today, the National Armed Forces Military Police will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a special event at the National Defense Academy.

The participants of the event will be addressed by President Andris Berzins, Defense Ministry Parliamentary Secretary Veiko Spolits, Joint Staff Chief Brigadier-General Andis Dilans and Military Police Commander Colonel Talis Majors, who will present awards to the best Military Police soldiers. Former Military Police commanders and soldiers are also invited to participate in the event, LETA was informed by the Defense Ministry's Press Department.


The event will be held from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.


Established in 1997, the Military Police carries out military discipline and ensuring lawful provision functions with the right to perform investigations and operational activities, and prepares Military Police units for their deployment to international missions. It safeguards military and strategically important sites, provides escort and security of military transport columns, military cargoes, as well as of state and foreign officials.

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