A Policeman from the Spanish port city of Valencia has been assigned to join French Police as they patrol the tourist areas of Disneyland Paris, La Vallée Village and the center of Val-d Europe as part of an international Policing cooperation program created by the French Police Force.
Spanish Police Officer Israel Gil-Amador said “I was chosen because I already speak French well”.
He expressed his wish to undertake a mission in France to his superiors and was assigned to Chessy.
His main mission is to help Spanish or Spanish-speaking tourists.
During the evacuation of the Marne-la-Vallée TGV train station after three suspicious packages were found on 10 August, he was able to help and inform Spanish-speaking tourists on the steps to follow during the evacuation.
“Visitors have found my presence reassuring and are far more grateful for my work here than in Spain” he said.
In addition to joining French Police officers on their patrols, he also helps with interpreter assignments. “It is very valuable to our staff when dealing with challenged or Spanish-speaking victims,” explains Georges Jerome of the French Police.
Source: Le Parisien