Police Academy celebrates grads and hands out promotions

The new lieutenants and trainee police officers were given their epaulettes at a recent ceremony attended by Prince Albert II.

Monaco’s police force is booming. This year, they saw the addition of three new police lieutenants and 21 police officers joining as trainees. They were celebrated on 7th July at the Rainier III Auditorium for their hard work and dedication to making it to this next step.

The newly-minted police officers, which included five women, spent 10 months in theoretical training, taking lessons in things such as the highway codes, professional gestures of intervention, techniques of defence and arrest, shooting, legal provisions, languages, IT and typing. They were also given training in first aid and water rescue.

They now move onto the job where they will complete a 14-month internship before becoming full-fledged officers.

The ceremony was well-attended with local personages such as Prince Albert, Minister of the Interior Patrice Cellario, Minister of State Pierre Dartout, and Comptroller General in Charge of the Department of Public Security Richard Marangoni.




Photo by Manuel Vitali, Government Communication Department