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Imprisonment Places Department

image from <> (defunct), located by Dov Gutterman, 5 September 1999

This inscription means: "Imprisonment places department"
Gvido Pētersons, 6 September 1999

State Protection Service

image by Jens Pattke, 22 August 2003

image by Jens Pattke, 22 August 2003

Coat of Arms
image from <>

From <>:
"The State Protection Service (abbrev VAD) is a part of The State Police of the Republic of Latvia. The primary mission of the State Protection Service is to provide protection for:
- Very Important Objects of the Republic of Latvia,
- Cabinet of Ministers,
- Foreign Embassies,
- Foreign Consulates,
- Foreign residences,
VAD was established on January 16, 1995. It's personnel is more than 800 police officers...
VAD motto: "Vigilance is our force."
VAD has it's own Standard. On the VAD coat of arms you can see an aureate griffin - a lion with the head of an eagle - which symbolises vigilance."
Dov Gutterman, 7 August 2002

The State (Valsts) Guarding / Safekeeping (Apsardzes) Service (Dienests) of the Republic of Latvia. The State Guarding/Safekeeping Service is part of the Department of Interior (Iekslietu Ministrija) of the Republic of Latvia.
Jens Pattke, 22 August 2003

The Latvian Coat of Arm's colours are incorrect! The chief should be azure, the 3rd quarter argent, the 4th quarter gules.
Miles Li, 22 August 2003

Police Academy

image from <>

The flag (front and back) of the Latvian Police Academy is shown on its website at <>.
Valentin Poposki, 30 July 2006