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Training

INTERPOL assists local police forces in the regions where pirates operate, training them in the skills necessary to investigate pirate attacks and develop legal cases against the facilitators and financiers of pirate networks. Our specialized training is targeted to the needs of each country and region.

EU-funded project

The European Union collaborates with INTERPOL in the fight against maritime piracy by funding our Maritime Piracy Capacity Building Project for East Africa. The project focuses on capacity building for authorities in East Africa, through the following:

  • Needs assessment: Needs assessments are carried out in target countries to determine current knowledge levels and potential shortcomings of the law enforcement agencies. This allows INTERPOL to create tailor-made training programmes for each country.  Needs assessments have been completed for Kenya and the Seychelles, to be followed by Somalia and Tanzania.
  • Law enforcement capacity building in East Africa: A three-year project aimed at developing the forensic and investigative capabilities of seven East African countries by providing essential equipment and training.
  • Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) for the Seychellois police:  This system will allow better collection of biometric data from the prison population, including convicted pirates. Better data should result in more accurate matches and verifications by counter-piracy agencies.
  • Crime scene investigation training: These training programmes will enhance regional law enforcement agencies’ ability to investigate maritime and transnational crimes, and develop forensic and criminal intelligence.
  • Crime scene investigation equipment: Basic crime scene investigation equipment will be provided to Kenya, the Seychelles and Tanzania, as identified during the needs assessment stage.
News
26 June 2015

Police cooperation focus of visit by Gabon Minister of Interior to INTERPOL


20 June 2015

Effective response to global security challenges focus of Norway visit by INTERPOL Chief


02 February 2015

INTERPOL Basic Training on Maritime Security held in Malaysia


16 December 2014

INTERPOL holds training on digital forensics for maritime piracy investigations


01 September 2014

INTERPOL Chief discusses regional security needs during Eritrea visit


20 August 2014

INTERPOL workshop in Kuala Lumpur marks launch of regional counter-terrorism programme


11 August 2014

INTERPOL Chief’s visit to Marshall Islands highlights country’s role in regional security


08 July 2014

FBI-INTERPOL symposium to enhance global preparedness in securing critical infrastructure


08 June 2014

Fight against terrorism and piracy focus of INTERPOL Chief meeting with Yemeni President


21 May 2014

EU and INTERPOL: combating transnational organized crime at sea


21 March 2014

INTERPOL anti-piracy meeting reviews key evidence against network leaders


14 February 2014

Boosting law enforcement cooperation focus of INTERPOL Chief’s visit to Liberia


11 February 2014

President of Guinea discusses security needs with INTERPOL Chief


10 February 2014

Togo role in fighting wildlife and transnational crime focus of INTERPOL Chief visit


18 January 2014

Visit by Zanzibar police commissioner to INTERPOL focuses on boosting regional security


04 November 2013

INTERPOL anti-piracy meeting targets network leaders with new regional Joint Investigation Team


12 October 2013

INTERPOL training supports NATO anti-piracy mission


27 August 2013

INTERPOL Chief’s visit to Comoros underlines region’s global security role


18 July 2013

Fingerprint technology to boost fight against maritime piracy


12 December 2012

Greece to prosecute first maritime piracy case with evidence gathered by INTERPOL team


06 October 2012

INTERPOL and NATO cooperation set to boost global efforts against maritime piracy


08 December 2011

French support boosts INTERPOL’s global efforts against maritime piracy


24 November 2011

United Nations urges cooperation with INTERPOL to boost fight against maritime piracy


24 October 2011

Anti-piracy initiatives focus of meeting between Somali officials and INTERPOL


20 June 2011

International cooperation with Seychelles crucial against maritime piracy, INTERPOL Chief tells country's authorities


13 April 2011

UN Security Council resolution underscores role of INTERPOL in securing maritime piracy prosecutions


15 February 2011

INTERPOL European Commission-funded project to assist East African police fight maritime piracy