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Source: DOSBAaron Sauter was chosen by the Union Sportive des Police d’Europe (USPE) as the best police athlete in Europe

Every two years the USPE elects the best female police athlete, the best female police athlete and the most successful police team in Europe. Usually the award takes place during the USPE congress. This year this congress with around 40 member countries was planned for November in Vienna. The corona pandemic unfortunately thwarted those responsible, so that the event was now held in a different context. The ceremonial act for Aaron Sauter took place on October 13, 2020 in the I. Hessian Riot Police Department Mainz-Kastel. After Police Superintendent Jenny Mensing, in 2010, a Hessian police officer was honored for the first time in the form of Police Superintendent Aaron Sauter. He is the acting European Police Master with the air pistol and the European Deputy Police Master with the center fire pistol. Not least because of the performances called for at the 18th European Police Championships in Shooting in Suhl, Thuringia, the members of the Executive Committee and the Technical Commission of the USPE voted unanimously for Sauter as the best male European police athlete , my pleasure. All of Hesse and especially the Hessian police family are proud of our top athlete. The 29-year-old is not only a great hope for the sporting state of Hesse, but also a great asset for the Hessian police. After Jenny Mensing, who was voted the best European police athlete in 2010, Aaron Sauter is already the second athlete from the ranks of the Hessian law enforcement officers to receive this prestigious award. At the same time, this choice is proof that the promotion of top-class sport is very successful with our protection officers and that it is bearing fruit, ”said State Secretary Dr. Stefan Heck. Police sports promotion group since 2005 With the introduction of a police sports promotion group, top-class sports promotion in Hesse was given fixed structures in 2005. To date, more than 150 police officers have received support as part of their dual careers. 41 athletes from Hessen are currently studying. 18 police officers are supported in their professional practice. “The dual study program keeps sport and work in balance. It contributes to personal development as well as long-term livelihood and prevents the premature end of a competitive sports career. Our athletes from the police and administration can thus create professional prospects for themselves and at the same time continue to devote themselves intensively to their sporting career, ”said the State Secretary of the Hessian Ministry of the Interior and for Sport. Background information on Union Sportive des Polices d’EuropeThe Union Sportive des Polices d’Europe (USPE) was founded on November 30, 1950 in Paris by 10 European countries on the initiative of the French Police Sports Federation. On September 5, 1954, the German Police Sports Board (DPSK) joined the European Police Sports Association. The USPE now consists of 40 European nations. The USPE organizes European Police Championships in 16 sports, which are organized every four years by the member countries. The USPE is recognized and funded by the IOC (Source: German Police Sports Board / Hessian Ministry of the Interior and for Sport)

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