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14 octubre 2016

Multi-agency response to bioterrorism incidents focus of INTERPOL exercise

AMMAN, Jordan – Strengthening the coordination of multi-agency responses to bioterrorism incidents was the focus of a live INTERPOL exercise.

Under the framework of INTERPOL’s Operational Response Project, the five-day (2-6 October) exercise brought together forty-five Jordanian participants from law enforcement, specialist CBRNE teams, armed forces and public health to identify the procedures related to command and control, hazard risk assessment and evidence exploitation.

The exercise highlighted the need for inter-agency collaboration and cooperation in order to create a sustainable network of knowledge exchange and preparedness.

Funded by Global Affairs Canada and attended by Canada’s Ambassador to Jordan, Peter MacDougall, and Jordan’s Assistant Director of the Judicial Police, Brigadier Waleed Batah, the exercise also aimed to help update INTERPOL’s BioTerrorism Incident Response Guide (BIRG), a reference guide for law enforcement agencies and other entities responsible for responding to acts of bioterrorism