CEPOL and EUROPOL strengthen cooperation to combat crime in the EU

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24 February 2015

From 24 to 25 February 2015, EUROPOL director, Mr. Rob Wainwright is visiting CEPOL to discuss further cooperation between the agencies on cross cutting issues.

It is in the interest of the European Union and its citizens to enhance the effectiveness of police forces in the fight against crime by conducting common trainings for police officers to increase knowledge of national police systems, of European cooperation instruments and mechanisms, as well as of a wide range of specific subjects, such as counter terrorism, trafficking in narcotics and organized crime, illegal immigration, and border control or trafficking in human beings.

Today, EUROPOL and CEPOL are meeting to enforce closer cooperation of both agencies on police training matters. EUROPOL director will also meet with Mr. Karoly Papp, Hungarian Chief of Police, to address collaboration between EUROPOL and Hungarian police forces.

Dr. Ferenc Bánfi, Director of CEPOL, commented: “It is my pleasure to welcome Mr. Rob Wainwright in our new headquarters. This event today carries a symbolic value: a new step towards closer cooperation between CEPOL and EUROPOL. In the past, EUROPOL and CEPOL have organised joint training activities and we would like to continue that successful cooperation”.

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The European Police College (CEPOL) is an EU agency dedicated to providing training and learning opportunities to law enforcement officers on issues vital to the security of the European Union and its citizens. Training covers topics ranging from leadership to law enforcement techniques and from EU cooperation to economic crime. Activities are designed to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and best practice and to contribute to the development of a common European law enforcement culture.



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European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
Ó utca 27

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European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest

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Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

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