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 juin 2015

La coopération policière au centre de la visite du Ministre de l’Intérieur du Gabon à INTERPOL

20 juin 2015

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

02 février 2015

INTERPOL Basic Training on Maritime Security held in Malaysia

16 décembre 2014

INTERPOL holds training on digital forensics for maritime piracy investigations

01 septembre 2014

Le Chef d’INTERPOL évoque les besoins régionaux en matière de sécurité lors de sa visite en Érythrée

20 août 2014

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

11 août 2014

La visite du chef d’INTERPOL dans les îles Marshall souligne le rôle du pays dans la sécurité régionale

08 juillet 2014

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

08 juin 2014

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

21 mai 2014

EU and INTERPOL: combating transnational organized crime at sea

21 mars 2014

INTERPOL anti-piracy meeting reviews key evidence against network leaders

14 février 2014

Le renforcement de la coopération entre les services chargés de l’application de la loi au centre de la visite du chef d’INTERPOL au Libéria

11 février 2014

President of Guinea discusses security needs with INTERPOL Chief

10 février 2014

La visite du chef d’INTERPOL souligne le rôle du Togo en matière de lutte contre la criminalité liée aux espèces sauvages et la criminalité transnationale

18 janvier 2014

Le renforcement de la sécurité régionale, thème central de la visite à INTERPOL du Directeur de la Police de Zanzibar