Officials from the French Embassy received a warm welcome in Derry/Londonderry today when they visited Strand Road Police Station where they met senior officers to discuss a range of policing issues.

On hand to welcome Home Affairs and Police Attache, Nathalie Skiba, and French Liaison Officer Philippe Colin, were Chief Inspector William Calderwood and Chief Inspector Michael O'Loan.

Chief Inspector Calderwood said the visit provided Nathalie and Phillipe the opportunity to learn about our best practices 'and what we do in our everyday job to keep people safe'.

"It was a really good meeting," said Chief Inspector Calderwood. "We discussed a number of issues, including the progress that has been made in policing, shared practices and collaborative working with partner agencies and the many shared benefits of that.

"We talked about neighbourhood policing and how that is at the heart of everything we do. They were keen to understand how we police our District, and how what we do might help them. Nathalie and Philippe were very engaging and seemed impressed by what we're doing here, and we’re delighted we were able to welcome them to our city."

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