Zagreb, July 13 – Since 2006, 804 police officers from 19 countries have come to Croatia during the tourist season to assist their Croatian colleagues as part of the Safe Tourism Season project.
A ceremony marking the participation of eight Chinese police officers in the 2019 Safe Tourist Season was held in Zagreb’s main square on Saturday.
The Chinese police will patrol together with their Croatian colleagues the most popular destinations in Croatia for Chinese guests: Zagreb, Zadar, Dubrovnik and Lika-Senj County.
The Croatian Chief of Police Nikola Milina said at the ceremony that he was satisfied with the expansion of this cooperation. Last year, six Chinese law enforcement officers were included in this project, and this year there are two more policemen from that Asian country.
The Safe Tourism Season project includes foreign police officers, and the first to join the project were Hungarian police, in 2006.
Over the years, a total of 804 police officers from 19 countries have come to Croatia during the tourist season to assist their Croatian colleagues.
Milina underscores that this season, there are a record high number of 95 police officers from a total of 19 countries.
The project has been recognised in international police forums, Interpol also recommends it as a project of the best international police practice, he said.
Chinese Ambassador Xu Erwen said the inclusion of Chinese police in the project confirmed traditional friendship and cooperation between the two countries.