Today, July 24, the Romanian Border Police celebrates 153 years of institutional development, and at the HQ of the General Inspectorate of Border Police the award of BORDER GUARD OF 2017 was granted and also the employees within the operational structures with outstanding results in the professional activity were rewarded.
The celebration of the Romanian Border Police Day was carried out in the presence of Romanian Border Police management and of the General Inspectorate of Border Police personnel, when the general inspector of the Romanian Border Police, police general quaestor Ioan BUDA, congratulated the border guards for this special day, appreciating the granted support and effort from professional point of view.
Within the event, the general inspector stated: “I wish to thank all the border guards present here and also to those who concluded their mission by retiring, for the way in which they fulfilled their professional duties, thus ascending the Romanian Border Police to the place it deserves, in the European elite of public order and safety structures.”
Each year, the Day of the Romanian Border Police represents an opportunity to award the activities carried out by own employees in the fulfillment of the specific duties at the Romanian border.
20 border guards, officers and agents, developing their activity in the territorial operational structures of the Border Police, specialists in the surveillance of the land, air and maritime border, were awarded with the following rank before the legal term, for outstanding results within the operational missions carried out both on the Romanian territory and also in joint operations organized by Frontex Agency.
They distinguished by the surveillance and control activities carried out at the state border, but especially in the missions for countering cross-border crime and illegal migration, having an important contribution to the operational results obtained by the structures they belong to.
At the same time, on the occasion of these celebrations, police general quaestor Ioan BUDA, the general inspector of Romanian Border Police, awarded “The border guard of 2017” for two border guards, as follows:
Police chief commissioner Bordeianu Ioan-Dorin within Territorial Inspectorate of Border Police Iasi, Service for Countering Illegal Migration and Cross-border Crime, for devotion and outstanding results in the development of work-related activities
The officer coordinated the judicial police activities by handling several criminal case files which had as objective the dismantling of cross-border organized crime groups specialized in cigarette smuggling (Rose, Brotherhood Group) and other forms of cross-border crime.
Police deputy chief agent Toma Adrian within Territorial Inspectorate of Border Police Timișoara, Border Police Sector Moravița, for professionalism and outstanding results in the development of work-related activities
The agent participated in most of the events related to illegal migration recorded in the responsibility area, identifying and detaining important migrant groups while attempting to cross illegally the border. During this period he demonstrated team spirit, availability in the investigation of operational events and had an important contribution in the activities carried out for the identification of the main routes used by the migrants.
This special day for the Romanian Border Police was marked through similar activities at the level of all the Territorial Inspectorates of Border Police at the border with each neighbouring state, at the Coast Guard, as well as within the training schools subordinated to our institution.
On July 24, 1864, ruler Alexandru Ioan Cuza signed the Decree unifying the border guards “on this side and on that side of Milcov”, a moment which became a historic landmark for our institution, meaning the recognition of institutional identity and also the cornerstone of the Border Police of the present.
Through GEO no 104 / 2001 regarding the organization and functioning of the Romanian Border Police, this historic date was established as official day of the Romanian Border Police, being the recognition moment of the institutional identity and also the cornerstone of the modern organization of today, which functions according to the European standards.
In 153 years of existence - and not only, because the defense of the country borders existed since ancient times - the Romanian Border Police undertook several stages of changes and developments depending on the period of time, but regardless of the form of organization or name, the mission remained the same as ever, a sentinel of law, order and calmness at the border.
Currently, as a specialized institution of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Romanian Border Police is responsible with the prevention and countering of danger situations against Romania, determined by illegal migration and cross-border crime and also with the defense of life, physical health and freedom of persons, public and private property, other rights and lawful interests of the citizens and community, its activity constituting public service carried out in the interest of the person, of the community and for the support of the state institutions, based exclusively on law enforcement.
Based on the obtained results, the Romanian Border Police continues to be a trustful partner for the European states in the fight against cross-border crime, enjoying the respect and appreciation of the similar structures in other countries, and the professionalism of the border guards and their openness towards collaboration, permanently manifested in the relations with the other structures, had an essential contribution for obtaining these performances and creating a positive image of the institution abroad.