INTERPOL Global Learning Centre (IGLC)
The INTERPOL Global Learning Centre (IGLC) is a web-based learning portal allowing authorized users access to a comprehensive range of training services, including a Learning Management System (LMS) called I-Learn.
As an invaluable complement to traditional training methods, e-learning responds to INTERPOL’s mandate to build investigative and enforcement capabilities across borders, cultures, and time zones. E-learning became one of INTERPOL’s priorities in 2007 following the 16th INTERPOL Symposium for the Heads of Police Training held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The symposium focused on initiatives to improve international cooperation in police training and assist countries with limited resources through the use of e-learning and multi-media.
The goal of the IGLC is threefold:
1. To encourage the interactive sharing of knowledge and best practices between INTERPOL member countries.
2. To increase awareness of INTERPOL’s services and databases within the law enforcement community.
3. To provide the international law enforcement community with a secure platform to share their expertise.
The website and the Learning Management System were launched in English on Monday the 5th of October, 2009.
In July of 2010, IGLC became available in Spanish and French, thanks to funding received from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) in the frame of their Anti-Crime Capacity Building Program (ACCBP).
A letter of agreement was signed on March 2011 in between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC) and INTERPOL to develop a framework for sharing the results of research projects and technology.
In 2014, IGLC will see the expansion of the LMS to all INTERPOL national Central Bureaus.