Southeast Europe Police Chiefs contribution to regional and global security praised by INTERPOL Chief

April 25, 2012

INTERPOL on April 24, 2012 released the following:

“BUDVA, Montenegro – Addressing the Southeast Europe Police Chiefs INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said that their example of dedication and resolve to work together was an example of what can be achieved in combating regional transnational crime.

Speaking at the joint International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)/Southeast Europe Police Chiefs Association (SEPCA) Cyber Crime Conference and SEPCA General Assembly, the head of the world police body pointed to the expansion of access to INTERPOL’s databases beyond the National Central Bureaus (NCBs) in all nine SEPCA member countries as the model for other regions of the world.

Law enforcement officers in key locations across Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia can now carry out instant checks against INTERPOL’s databases.

In 2011, countries in the SEPCA region performed 50 million checks against INTERPOL’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents database, triggering more than 3,000 alarms for people attempting to travel on a fraudulent document. A further 22 million checks on individuals were carried out, enabling officers to obtain critical policing information on nearly 25,000 persons known to law enforcement around the world.

Secretary General Noble said that the joint conference with IACP on cybercrime also clearly demonstrated the region’s recognition of the need to tackle crime in the virtual world is well as ensuring effective policing on the ground.

“Cybercrime is the challenge of tomorrow and one which will force us to reinvent the traditional business model of police as the expertise necessary to combat this type of crime will reside more in the private sector,” said Mr Noble, adding that INTERPOL was already putting measures in place to help its 190 member countries address this threat.

“The INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation, which will open its doors in Singapore in 2014, will include an ‘innovation, research and digital security’ unit which will work with INTERPOL’s 190 member countries and the private sector to develop innovative solutions to tackle cybercrime.

“The commitment and vision of the police chiefs in Southeast Europe will ensure that SEPCA will be among the key players in contributing to the global security of tomorrow,” concluded the INTERPOL Chief.

During his meeting with Prime Minister Igor Lukšić, Secretary General Noble commended Montenegro’s NCB in Podgorica for having implemented so many of INTERPOL’s tools and services that help to keep Montenegrins and visitors safe.

Mr Noble also agreed that Montenegro would become the second country in the world where INTERPOL would deploy a special support team during the summer tourist season when the population in Budva grows from 20,000 to 100,000 persons in order to ensure that Montenegrin police have quick access to information about foreign tourists should the need arise.

“Montenegro has proved time and time again that it is committed to close international police cooperation via INTERPOL which enhances both security and the continued development of its country,” concluded Secretary General Noble.”

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Visit by Romania’s Inspector General of Police to INTERPOL emphasizes role of international law enforcement cooperation

January 13, 2012

INTERPOL on January 13, 2012 released the following:

“LYON, France – Enhancing international cooperation against transnational organized crime was the focus of a meeting today between Romania’s Inspector General of Police, Liviu Popa, INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble, at the world police body’s General Secretariat headquarters.

Law enforcement initiatives against cross-border crimes such as human trafficking, illegal immigration, drug trafficking and financial fraud, as well as cooperation in identifying and locating international fugitives, topped the agenda during Mr Popa’s visit, which also provided an opportunity for reviewing the global tools and services INTERPOL provides to its 190 member countries.

“Cooperation with INTERPOL is a priority area for Romanian police. My meeting with Secretary General Noble provided an important opportunity to reaffirm the need for international cooperation with INTERPOL, and to identify areas where we can collaborate even more closely for the benefit of citizens and police in Romania as well as beyond its borders,” said Romania’s Inspector General of Police, Liviu Popa.

With Romania the third highest-user amongst countries in the Schengen zone of INTERPOL’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents database – which contains 31.3 million entries from 161 member countries – Secretary General Noble congratulated Mr Popa on Romania’s “exemplary and active” collaboration with INTERPOL and the global law enforcement community.

In their meeting, Mr Noble also lauded Romania’s role in the recent arrest in Spain of a Romanian national wanted internationally. Close collaboration between INTERPOL’s National Central Bureaus in Romania and Spain and INTERPOL’s Fugitive Investigative Support (FIS) unit at its General Secretariat headquarters led to the arrest in Spain in October 2011 of Romanian Red Notice suspect Ioan Clamparu.

The wanted man had been on the run from his native Romania for eight years where he has been sentenced to 13 years in jail for people and drugs trafficking. Clamparu was one of 450 international fugitives targeted by INTERPOL’s Operation Infra-Red in July 2010 which aimed to locate individuals convicted of serious crimes.

“The decision by Romania to share information on its own crime case with the international police community, and the coordination between INTERPOL’s National Central Bureaus in Bucharest and Madrid and its fugitives unit in Lyon, were crucial to this case,” said Mr Noble.

“International law enforcement collaboration between INTERPOL and Romania is therefore vital for the region and beyond. A global collaborative approach to security involving countries sharing intelligence and maximizing the use of INTERPOL’s global police tools is today key to effectively protecting citizens not just in Romania but also in the region and worldwide,” added Secretary General Noble.

Talks during Mr Popa’s visit also included a review of progress on the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation due to open in Singapore in early 2014. Mr Popa was accompanied by the Head of NCB Bucharest and Police Chief Commissioner Lacramioara Petrescu, as well as by Police Commissioner and Director of Romanian’s International Police Cooperation Centre, Mihai Lucian Friptu.”

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The author of this blog is Douglas McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at mcnabb@mcnabbassociates.com or at one of the offices listed above.