ROADPOL Salutes Leaving Distinguished ECR Officer
JAN 2021 - European road policing network ROADPOL bid farewell to retiring distinguished Euro Contrôle Route (ECR) officer Mr. Gerard Schipper.
A General Delegate of ECR, Mr. Schipper has for almost 20 years been the ROADPOL (previously TISPOL) liaison of the organisation and has been involved with TISPOL since the very creation of the network. For his outstanding contribution to road safety and security in Europe Mr. Schipper was granted the President Award of TISPOL in 2019.
In his final words Mr. Schipper thanked the numerous inspiring colleagues with whom he has worked over the years. “It was an honor and pleasure to work with you and I look back on this with gratitude and satisfaction“, said Mr. Schipper.„ECR and ROADPOL are a valuable liaison in terms of road safety in the EU. Gerard has been the face of ECR in this liaison”, said ROADPOL President Mr. Volker Orben of the departure of Mr. Schipper. “We will miss his vast expertise and even more importantly his rich personality”, concluded Mr. Orben.
ECR General Delegate Mr. Gerard Schipper (left) receives the President Award from then TISPOL vice-president Egbert-Jan van Hasselt in October 2019.