The police department of Split has received a donation from Germany worth 70,000 Euros. This generous donation by the German police to their Croatian colleagues also included four police patrol bikes for police officers patrolling the city centre, whilst another four bikes will be handed over to the police department in Zadar.
Wolfgang Lohmann, the commander of the German Intervention police of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, expressed his satisfaction with the donation and with the good partnership and friendship that the police departments of both countries already established. He also added that this was a very important project in Germany where ''....policemen on bikes are much closer to citizens''.
"I'm pleased that we could donate these valuable bikes to the Croatian police. I hope that our cooperation with the Croatian police will continue. This is not the first donation, there were more and our cooperation will continue to grow," Lohmann commented.
Krunoslav Borovec, the chief of the Croatian police, emphasized that the total value of this donation was more than 70,000 Euros. Apart from four bikes that would be allocated to the police department in Split and another four to Zadar’s police, he said that the Croatian police also received 60 sets of equipment to maintain peace and order as well as protective suits for the police intervention force. He also commented that the Croatian police had already worked with their German counterpart on several projects and that the Germans had donated police equipment worth more than several million Kunas over the years.