Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Elite police in France complain of being used as dog walkers


The 600 officers of the Service de Protection des Hautes Personnalit√©s (SPHP) are selected after grueling physical and psychological tests and trained to defend politicians against terrorism. They form one of France’s most elite police units — but they are fed up with the missions assigned to them: walking the dog, buying the bread or taking the spouse shopping.

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