Belarusian police celebrates its 100th anniversary on March 4, 2017. Celebrations on this day take place all over the country. The main events were held in Minsk. A ceremonial parade of Belarus Internal Affairs police units passed through the centre of Belarus capital. More than 1,000 people took part in the parade.
In his address to Belarusian policemen, President Alexander Lukashenko emphasized, that Belarusian law enforcement bodies successfully keep up the high level of law and order in Belarus.
Tribunes in Oktyabrskaya Square started filling up with people since the very morning.
The 100th anniversary of Belarusian police is a very important day for Belarus. Literally, it is the first time the whole country celebrates this day so massively. It was a difficult way for independence for both law enforcement officers and the people of Belarus.
They played their role in the history of Belarus.
Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:
We honour those, who have chosen one of the most heroic professions, to protect people from crime. Today they have tremendous tasks of strengthening the status of Belarus as a safe state set ahead of them.
Belarusian enforcement agencies deserved high appreciation of the Belarusian people for their indefatigability, dedication and fortitude, which encourages you to protect Belarus, regardless of the danger.
Belarus is proud of those, who cherish the honour of the regiment, being an example of personal respectability and integrity. Real professionals, who faithfully carry out their duty, are value here.
Your vocation is to embody the best of human qualities as responsibility, courage, readiness to help at any moment.
I am convinced that the personnel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus will continue handling set tasks effectively and serving Belarus with honour.
More than 1,200 people and 46 motor vehicles took part in the parade.
The youngest participants of the parade from the vocational school of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus were in the lead of the column. All together there were 17 detachments from different departments of the Belarusian Interior Ministry, from the traffic police to the soldiers of the silent drill team. The canine team marched separately. The four-footed police officers were by right wearing police uniforms to celebrate the occasion.
The spectators are as if carried back to the 1950’s.
Rare vehicles and motorbikes are at the head of the column. Today such automobiles and motorbikes can only be seen in museums. These are modern-day vehicles. Motorbike guards, off-road vehicles Bogatyr, armoured vehicles, an attack unit.
Belarusian policemen were congratulated on the celebration at least in 16 languages.
Representatives of this number of countries came to Minsk to take part in the celebration.
Kubanichbek Omuraliev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Republic of Belarus:
Who created the Belarusian police? Mikhail Frunze did, who was born in Kyrgyzstan. He was the first policeman in Belarus. It’s a twofold impression. There is contribution of two nations; a Kyrgyz born was creating the first law enforcement body in Minsk.
Today Belarus holds one of the positions among ten countries with the lowest criminal rate in the world. Every day, with no days off and celebrations, thousands of people in police uniform are on action posts.
They guarantee peace and comfort in Belarus.