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20 March 2015

Increased use of INTERPOL tools and network focus of European police training

BUDAPEST, Hungary - INTERPOL’s Capacity Building and Training Directorate, in partnership with the European Police College (CEPOL), conducted the 7th INTERPOL Police Development Programme for National Central Bureaus (NCBs) in Europe.

The five-day (16 - 20 March) course at the new CEPOL headquarters focused on developing the awareness and use of INTERPOL tools and services, and understanding the legal aspects of international cooperation within the framework of INTERPOL.

Interacting effectively in a multi-cultural policing environment and presentation skills were also on the agenda of the course which was formally closed by CEPOL Director Dr Ferenc Banfi and INTERPOL’s Director Capacity Building and Training Dale Sheehan.

An agency of the European Union, CEPOL signed an agreement with INTERPOL in 2008 aimed at strengthening training cooperation between the two organisations in the development and implementation of common curricula.

The course was attended by 18 participants from 16 countries; Azerbaijan, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Poland, Russia, Spain and Sweden.

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