CEPOL contributes to the improvement of the law enforcement education system in Moldova

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CEPOL contributes to the improvement of the law enforcement education system in Moldova
14 July 2022

In the frame of the European Union-funded TOPCOP project, CEPOL and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova presented the strategic assessment of the institutional training capacities and educational system of the Ministry. The event took place on 8 July at the premises of the Integrated Law Enforcement Training Center of the Police Academy in Chisinau, Moldova, with the support of the EU Delegation.

Following the request of Moldova, CEPOL conducted its very first in-depth strategic assessment in the country to provide an orientation for strategic direction in law enforcement education, training infrastructure and equipment, as well as providing innovative learning solutions for the educational system within the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The specific purpose of the assessment is to support the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova to develop a roadmap for a sustainable and improved educational system, and to further extend the capacity of law enforcement to fight against organised crime.

The presentation benefited from the presence of the management of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Heads of Law Enforcement Agencies and Training Centres, as well as an EU Delegation, EU Member States and a US Delegation.

Regarding the assessment, Ana Revenco, the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova highlighted:

“We know that human resource is of utmost importance in any society, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs remains committed to boost its own resources in the framework of the educational system.

That’s why the strategic assessment report of the educational system of the Ministry of Internal Affairs conducted by CEPOL is timely received, at the last stage of the programme for strengthening the trust and security of the society via training and digitalization of the internal affairs system.

I believe that this report highlighted the domains where we need important adjustments and the vision that we want to follow, especially now, since the Republic of Moldova is a candidate country for the EU.”

Putting the cooperation between CEPOL and the Republic of Moldova in a wider context, David Cullen, the Head of the C2 Unit of the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood & Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) added:

“The EU is committed to support the Republic of Moldova in creating a modern police force that can serve citizens and fight organised crime. This assessment will allow Moldova to target its operational training to needs on the ground. I am convinced that increasing cooperation with EU Justice and Home Affairs Agencies will be mutually beneficial for Moldova and the EU. This programme is an important step to strengthen the rule of law and aid Moldova in its European aspirations.”

Alexandru Niculita, the Head of the International Cooperation Unit at CEPOL also underlined the importance of this exercise:

“The educational system shall remain a priority for a professional law enforcement community, and CEPOL is honoured to contribute to a safer ecosystem in Moldova.

This assessment focuses on the following key elements: integration, digitalization and infrastructure. To ensure sustainability, there is a strong need for strategic commitment, predictability and the support of international partners.

We are grateful for the Ministry of Internal Affairs for placing their trust in CEPOL and for the commitment of the Law Enforcement Agencies of the Republic of Moldova towards training.”

About TOPCOP

TOPCOP is a project funded by the European Union that aims at creating capacity building networks and increasing the operational cooperation of law enforcement authorities among the beneficiary Eastern Partnership countries, as well the EU member states, and the EU Agencies. Read more on the dedicated project page.

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