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.
26 junio 2015

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

20 junio 2015

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

02 febrero 2015

INTERPOL Basic Training on Maritime Security held in Malaysia

16 diciembre 2014

INTERPOL holds training on digital forensics for maritime piracy investigations

01 septiembre 2014

En su visita a Eritrea, el Jefe de INTERPOL aborda las necesidades de la región en materia de seguridad

20 agosto 2014

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

11 agosto 2014

La visita del jefe de INTERPOL a las Islas Marshall destaca la importancia de este país en la seguridad de la región

08 julio 2014

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

08 junio 2014

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

21 mayo 2014

EU and INTERPOL: combating transnational organized crime at sea

21 marzo 2014

INTERPOL anti-piracy meeting reviews key evidence against network leaders

14 febrero 2014

La visita del Jefe de INTERPOL a Liberia se centra en impulsar la cooperación de las fuerzas del orden

11 febrero 2014

President of Guinea discusses security needs with INTERPOL Chief

10 febrero 2014

El papel de Togo en el marco de las iniciativas para combatir los delitos contra la fauna y la flora silvestres y de carácter transnacional, eje de la visita del jefe de INTERPOL

18 enero 2014

Visita del Director de la Policía de Zanzíbar a INTERPOL para fomentar la seguridad regional