‘There is a change in paradigm in law enforcement training for Cybercrime and e-Evidence’ states CEPOL Executive Director at the INTERPOL European Regional Conference

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 CEPOL Executive Director, Mr Detlef Schröder
24 May 2018

On 18 May 2018, on the occasion of the 46th INTERPOL European Regional Conference organised in Dublin, the CEPOL Executive Director, Mr Detlef Schröder, delivered a speech regarding the training activities of the Agency in the field of Cybercrime and e-Evidence. The Conference shed light on the latest developments concerning security in Europe, in particular terrorism, cybercrime and organized crime.

Addressing the Conference, the CEPOL Executive Director underlined how digitalisation has changed the crime landscape in the course of time. Currently, with the widespread usage of technology in all aspects of life, new threats have emerged, with cybercrime constantly expanding due to its cross-border nature. "Great opportunities lie ahead for the law enforcement community in this new technological era, such as the digitalisation of training and the development of collaborative investigation methods. CEPOL’s training portfolio is constantly updated to meet the needs of the law enforcement community in these cross-cutting fields" he said.

"In 2017, CEPOL trained 4 450 law enforcement officers regarding Cybercrime issues through residential courses, online activities and the exchange programme", noted Mr. Schröder and added that for this field in 2018 CEPOL has planned 11 residential activities, 35 Webinars and 30 Exchanges.

Speaking about the way ahead for Law Enforcement Training, he commented that "it should be oriented towards operational challenges and law enforcements needs" and underlined the importance of high quality standards, effective cooperation and the development of new business models.

Mr Schröder concluded his speech by reaffirming CEPOL’s commitment to the European law enforcement community through the development of innovative and advanced training activities by integrating relevant developments in knowledge, research & technology, and by creating synergies through strengthened cooperation.

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