Mitrovice [Kosovska Mitrovica], 29 April: UNMIK [UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo] police today handed over in a solemn ceremony the police station in Mitrovice south to the Kosova [Kosovo] Police Service [ShPK].
The commander of the Kosova Police Station, Sheremet Ahmeti, described it as a big day not only for the ShPK but also for the whole Mitrovice.
The representatives of Kfor [Kosovo Force], Kosova Protection Corps [TMK], UNMIK Police and OSCE took part in the solemn ceremony.
The police station in Mitrovice south started work in 1 November 1999. It numbers 139 police officers, three lieutenants and 12 sergeants.
Source: KosovaLive web site, Pristina, in English 29 Apr 05