Mag. Wolfgang Sobotka

Dear ladies and gentlemen,
Dear athletes,

Strenuous training, full commitment, perseverance and team spirit are just as much part of sports as they are part of every police officer’s daily routine and top performances in both subjects prove that the Austrian police are perfectly equipped to compete on a European level.   Both sports and police work are also defined by a central feeling of solidarity and much of our success depends on the quality of international cooperation. The European Police Championships do not only provide us with comparisons of athletic performances, but they also give us the opportunity to strengthen and learn from one another across the borders of our countries – an opportunity we should definitely take!

Best of luck to all colleagues and athletes!