TISPOL President's Award for Major Leandro Fuentes

Published Tue, 01/10/2019 - 06:36

Congratulations to Major Leandro Fuentes Martin, who was presented with a TISPOL President's Award in Dublin on 26 September.


The following recipient, has been involved in TISPOL for a number of years and has played several major roles over these years.

For approximately three years this nominee was a member of the TISPOL Executive and gave an exceptional contribution in overseeing the transition from TISPOL Organisation Ltd to the new TISPOL Network.  They also worked closely with the then President in creating a new Constitution, displaying excellent legal knowledge and professionalism in this area.

Ladies and Gentlemen, in 2018, Major Leandro FUENTES MARTIN organised the Project EDWARD event on the 19th September at the General Headquarters of the Guardia Civil in Madrid, Spain.  This event was attended by the highest Civilian and Military Authorities and the most important European experts in the field of Road Safety.  2018 saw Project EDWARD represent the most impressive result of TISPOL activity during that year which contributed greatly to TISPOL been awarded with the Prince Michael of Kent Award for road safety.

Most recently in 2019, Leandro has represented TISPOL at the World Health Organisation, Eastern European Conference and COSI Meeting under the Romanian EU Presidency.

Notwithstanding what I have already said, Leandro’s most important contribution to TISPOL and road safety in general was his involvement in the creation and implementation of Operation “Safe Holidays” which runs during the summer months of July and August.  This operation has been running since 2017 with the participation of a number of Countries and is considered as one of the most effective and useful tools to increase road safety on the roads of every country during the summer period.  The operation is also supported by media campaigns and delivery of brochures to drivers before they start their summer holiday journey.

I now call on Major Leandro FUENTES MARTIN, of the Guardia Civil to come forward to receive a TISPOL Presidents Award from TISPOL president Volker Orben please…..