PSNI in NYC St Patrick's Day parade
Published Thursday, 13 March 2014
PSNI officers will take part in New York's St Patrick's Day parade for the first time this year.
PSNI officers will take part in the parade for the first time this year. (© UTV)
The six officers will be led by a Chief Inspector and were selected to attend because of their participation in the 2013 World Police and Fire Games.
New York hosts one of the world's biggest St Patrick's Day celebrations and the main parade is over 250 years old.
Assistant Chief Constable Alistair Finlay said: "We are delighted to have six officers in New York representing the PSNI and participating in the St Patrick's Day Parade."
First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness are currently in Washington following their visits to Los Angeles and San Francisco as part of a trade mission.
They will attend the annual St Patrick's Day celebrations at the White House hosted by President Obama along with Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers.
© UTV News