Police chief awarded high French honour

Prince Albert, Marine de Carne-Trécesson, Ambassador of France, Richard Marangoni, Director of Public Security, and Serge Telle, Minister of State. Photo: Charly Gallo/CD
Prince Albert, Marine de Carne-Trécesson, Ambassador of France, Richard Marangoni, Director of Public Security, and Serge Telle, Minister of State. Photo: Charly Gallo/CD

On Tuesday, July 25, in the presence of HSH the Sovereign Prince, Serge Telle, Minister of State, and High Authorities of the Principality, Marine de Carne-Trécesson, Ambassador of France, presented to Richard Marangoni, Director of Public Security of Monaco, the Insignia of Knight of the National Order of Merit.

“You occupy a major and sensitive position in Monaco. You bring an eminent dimension to security cooperation between our two countries,” the Ambassador said.

Richard Marangoni, a graduate of the National School of Police of Saint-Cyr-au-Mont-d’Or, joined the Public Security service as a police officer in 1984 and is the first Monegasque director of the institution. He was appointed by Sovereign Order on March 3, 2016. Until his appointment, the top post was given to high-ranking French police officers.

“My professional work has also been a bridge between France and Monaco and this distinction no doubt also symbolises the history of my life,” Mr Marangoni said, accepting the honour.

The National Order of Merit is a French order, instituted on December 3, 1963, by General de Gaulle. It rewards distinguished service, military or civil, rendered to the French nation.

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