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Interpol-National central bureau training underway

Jan 21, 2010, 4:51 PM | Article By: Momodou Faal

The Inspector General of Police Ensa Badjie yesterday presided over the opening of a three-day training organised by Interpol Secretariat based in France for twenty participants drawn from the National Central Bureau (NCB), at the Police Headquarters in Banjul.

Speaking at the occasion, IGP Badjie stated that Interpol and National Central Bureau are given the mandate and full support to liaise and work hand-in-glove with other National Bureaus of other countries, as well as the Interpol General Secretariat to curb and tackle transnational crimes.

According to him, as part of international cooperation, Interpol Gambia has been actively engaged in intelligence sharing with its partners in the organisation and has succeeded in many respects to fulfill some of its mandate.

He pointed out that the Gambia Police Force places the training and development of its personnel very high on its human resources and capacity improvement strategies, noting that human resource development is regarded as a vital factor in its drive to improve quality of services to the public.

He noted that the training would go a long way in enhancing the professional output of the participants as far as Interpol operations are concerned.

For his part, Mr. Pascal Tagni, Interpol Director for Africa Special Officer said the objective of the training is to familiarise the National Central Bureau staff with the current world technological innovations and priorities within Interpol.

According to him, it would also constitute a good induction exercise regarding the standards, procedures and mechanisms of international police cooperation.

The training will also focus on a series of interactive presentations on global, regional, and national related matters.

Other speakers included Commissioner Lamin Saine.