Web-based Training for Greek Police Officers

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27 January 2012

On 23-25 January 2012 CEPOL ran a web-based training session in cooperation with the Hellenic Police Academy, the Greek International Police Cooperation Division, the SIRENE Unit and the Informatics Division of the Hellenic Police Headquarters. This purely “online” activity for Greek Police Officers illustrated the various functionalities offered by the Schengen database (SIRENE and SIS).

Sixty-five Police Officers from 26 regions took part by watching and discussing presentations on following topics:

  • Police – Judicial cooperation in the Schengen area;
  • Implementation of search and pursuit within the Schengen area;
  • The 2nd generation Schengen Information System;
  • CEPOL’s e-Learning Module “Schengen”

The official opening and closure of this web-training were given by the Director of the Hellenic Police Academy and Governing Board Voting member Police Brigadier General Ballis Dimitrios. The opening was attended by the Supervisor of the Security and Order Branch of the Hellenic Police Headquarters, Police Major General Kallinis Christos, who acknowledged CEPOL’s contribution in the fields of Learning, Training and Police Cooperation.

Thanks to this online activity CEPOL’s e-Net gained approximately 100 new users, whilst the Trainers and Experts that presented will enhance the already existing pool of Schengen trainers for future Schengen/Sirene oriented CEPOL e-Learning activities.

Activities such as this one improve the existing e-Learning culture within EU Police forces. The receipt of several requests from Member States to organise web-based training sessions confirms that in today’s global financial and learning environment, training institutions continually seek new ways of improving their productivity.

By moving some of its learning possibilities and training programmes online CEPOL increases both the reach and frequency of key training messages with the use of web-Training tools.

For more information regarding this or future web-based activities please write to:


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