“Bahamas hosts INTERPOL programme to enhance fight against organized crime in the Americas”

May 10, 2013

INTERPOL on May 10, 2013 released the following:

“NASSAU, Bahamas – The latest session in a three-year programme coordinated by INTERPOL to boost national law enforcement’s ability to fight drugs trafficking and organized crime across the Americas has opened in Nassau, Bahamas.

Some 21 law enforcement officials involved in investigations into illicit drugs and transnational organized crime from across Central America and the Caribbean (Anguilla, The Bahamas, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Jamaica, Montserrat and Nicaragua) are taking part in the two-week (6 – 17 May) programme, organized by INTERPOL’s Capacity Building and Training Directorate.

“The launch of this training initiative here in the Bahamas, is another clear indication of INTERPOL’s commitment to capacity building in police forces worldwide,” said Commissioner of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Mr Ellison Greenslade.

“It fulfills an urgent need to further sensitize and train police officers and law enforcement partners to effectively deal with emerging global threats such as trafficking in persons, human smuggling, trafficking in illicit goods, weapons and drug trafficking, counterfeiting, money laundering, and a long list of other crimes,” added the Commissioner.

Welcoming the participants, Minster of National Security Dr Bernard J. Nottage said, “You have come here to receive hands on training in practical ways to harness and develop your skills for taking action against the insidious threat to our way of life from drugs and organized crime and from the evils they bring in their wake: violence, crime, corruption, the breakdown of family life and the destruction of young people.”

INTERPOL’ s Director of Training and Capacity Building, Dale Sheehan highlighted that the over-reaching goal of the three-year programme, launched in 2011, was sustainability and that successes had already been achieved.

“Through strong training and capacity building standards developed by our programmes, we have already seen an impact on the ground, with those who have benefitted having already gone out and trained some 1,600 other law enforcement officers in the past year alone. This is sustainability,” said Mr Sheehan.

Agencies taking part in this training include the US Drug Enforcement Administration, the Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Regional School for Anti-drug Intelligence of the American Community, in addition to specialists from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the National Police of Colombia.

As part of a combined approach the programme is running bilingually in Spanish and English, with all participants contributing their professional knowledge in core subjects. Participants include drugs and organized crime investigators from specialized law enforcement agencies, customs officials, prosecutors and INTERPOL National Central Bureau officials involved in police communications.”

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Jamaica hosts second INTERPOL programme to enhance fight against drugs and organized crime in the Americas

February 10, 2012

INTERPOL on February 9, 2012 released the following:

“KINGSTON, Jamaica – The second session of the three-year training programme coordinated by INTERPOL to boost national law enforcement’s ability to fight drugs and organized crime across the Americas has opened in Jamaica.

The two-week course (6-17 February), organized by INTERPOL’s Capacity Building and Training Directorate, brings together 18 law enforcement officials from different enforcement agencies in Central America and the Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Colombia, Curacao, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica and St Lucia) involved in transnational investigations against illicit drugs and organized crime.

“Most of the countries gathered here today are located in the supply chain of organized crime and drug trafficking. We are grateful to INTERPOL for encouraging a necessary collaborative approach between countries and agencies to fight against organized crime,” said Owen Ellington, Commissioner of Police of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, as he opened the programme.

With the programme hosted by Jamaica Constabulary Force, the Head of INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau in Kingston, Kevin Blake, said: “Capacity building is one of the most critical aspects to developing international cooperation against organized crime. By choosing Jamaica to host the second session of this programme, INTERPOL has recognized our efforts to strengthen international police cooperation in the region”.

“We have already collected good practice cases from our previous session in Panama as a result of the commitment of the participants. With this training programme INTERPOL is proud to renew its commitment to supporting capacity building in the region,” said Rosinete de Santana Barbosa, Assistant Director for INTERPOL’s Sub-directorate for the Americas.

As part of a combined approach the programme will be run bilingually in Spanish and English. Participants include drugs and organized crime investigators from specialized law enforcement agencies, customs officials, and INTERPOL National Central Bureau officials involved in international cooperation.

Agencies represented at the training include the US Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the International Narcotics Control Board, as well as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the National Police of Colombia and the Jamaica Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.”

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