Richard Marangoni, Comptroller General of Monaco’s Sécurité Publique, welcomed many public figures from Monaco and the Alpes-Maritimes to the Oceanographic Museum on Friday morning to mark the force’s 120th birthday.

Mr Marangoni said that over the years since 1902 the service has evolved as society has changed. The Sécurité Publique is a public service at the service of the public and its work is often difficult and sometimes dangerous. Today, he said, the force is modern and effective.

HSH Prince Albert said that the work of the police service is indispensable, providing a reassuring presence. “You have all my confidence,” the Sovereign said.

Several highlights marked the commemoration, including the playing of the National Anthem and the newly-composed Hymn for the service performed by students from the Rainier III Academy.

Among the notables present were Charlotte Casiraghi, the godmother of the Sécurité Publique, Minister of State Pierre Dartout, Minister of Interior Patrice Cellario, and many top officials from the neighbouring French Département.

PHOTO: Richard Marangoni with HSH Prince Albert Monaco Government Press Service