Hofrat Andreas Pilsl
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
valued supporters and colleagues!
As chief of the Upper Austrian Police and Vice-President of the Austrian Police Sports Association, I would like to welcome you all to the European Police Championships Winter 2017 in the winter sports region of Phyrn-Priel.
In the last year, police work on both national and international levels has been marked by tragic events. Our colleagues from all police forces across Europe have contributed to maintain the required level of safety for a viable society. Sports form an essential part of community life. In the sense of a European ideology, it is important for every police officer to provide peak performances in their daily service. Moreover, we need to enable people living in a free society to showcase their skills in certain disciplines as part of fair competitions.
I would like to wish all athletes great success and an enjoyable stay in beautiful Upper Austria!
Andreas Pilsl, BA MA
Chief of Upper Austrian Police