CROWN PRINCE ATTENDS POLICE DAY CEREMONY
Belgrade, 15 June 2008 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince
Alexander II attended today the ceremony marking the Serbian Interior
Affairs Ministry Day and the Serbian Police Day at the Makis Police Training
Centre in Belgrade.
A high representative of HE Mr. Dragan Jocic, the
Minister of Internal Affairs who is recovering in hospital following a car
accident, laid a wreath of flowers at the Ministry building, on which is a
plaque dedicated to Jakov Nenadovic, the first Minister of Internal Affairs
in modern Serbia. A wreath was also laid at the Cukur Cesma monument.
The Day of the Ministry and Police is marked on 15th
June, in honour of an event that took place in 1862 when the Serbian
Gendarmerie played a key role in the conflict that erupted with the Turks in
Belgrade’s Cukur cesma and during the next two days of the Turkish bombing
The date is marked as Serbian Interior Ministry and
Police Day, following the democratic changes that occurred on 5th October
Also present at the event was HE Mr. Boris Tadic,
President of Serbia, as well as representatives of the Serbian Government,
Police, Army, religious leaders, representatives of the diplomatic corps,
and many citizens.
The most interesting part of the ceremony was the
demonstration of police training, counter-terrorism, martial arts skills and
modern police equipment and vehicles.