On Friday afternoon, security director Beat Villiger appointed seven women and sixteen men as new police officers of the Zug Police Corps. The ceremony took place at the Theatre Casino in Zug.
In addition to police officers transferring to the Zug Police Corps from other police forces or officers who were returning to the Zug Police Corps from other duties, nine graduates of the police training course were sworn in at this year's swearing-in ceremony, according to a announcement by the Zug Police. They had successfully completed their training at the Intercantonal Police School Hitzkirch (IPH) in February and August 2020 respectively. "We are proud to welcome you all to our corps," said Thomas Armbruster, commander of the Zug Police, welcoming the approximately 120 guests and relatives. He congratulated the aspirants on their training. "By entering the corps, you are taking on the responsibility for maintaining the safety of the population and have promised to protect their rights and freedoms. As a police force, we must be role models, and as an operational organisation we also have a duty to support the government, the administration and our partner organisations - especially now with the Corona situation."
The new police officers, flanked by security director Beat Villiger (left) and commander Thomas Armbruster (right).
The 23 police officers then stepped forward individually, placed their hand on the flag of the Zug Police and, in front of the security director, government councillor Beat Villiger, committed themselves to uphold the lawful police mandate for the people of Zug. He warmly congratulated the men and women who are now officially admitted to the Corps. "Today marks the beginning of a new phase of your life for you. You have chosen the police profession for various reasons – but, together, you take on the same responsibility and stand for the fundamental values of our society."
The occasion was musically framed by a small formation from the Zug Police Music. In addition to the police commanders and the general secretary of the Security Directorate Meret Baumann, the invited guests also included cantonal president Monika Barmet, mayor Karl Kobelt and Alex Birrer, director of IPH.