ZAGREB, May 7, 2018 – The Partnership for Education programme, through which Croatian law enforcement authorities cooperate with the United States, was presented at the Police Academy in Zagreb on Monday.
The event was attended by Interior Minister Davor Božinović, US Deputy Ambassador Douglas Jones, and prosecutors and police officials from six Southeast European countries.
Božinović said he was pleased that the Police Academy had been implementing this programme for the sixth year in cooperation with friends from the US. “The fact that training sessions for experts from the countries in the region take place in this country is yet another proof that Croatia respects its regional partners and is committed to combating the global threat of transnational crime,” he said.
Police Academy assistant chief Danijela Petković presented the training programme for the period from May 7 to 11, which is expected to help strengthen regional cooperation.
The presentation was attended by police officers, prosecutors and representatives of other law enforcement institutions from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia, who will take part in the five-day programme of this year’s Module 2 which is dedicated to special investigation techniques.
Every year one European Union member state is an associate partner to the project and provides experts on different thematic areas. This year’s associate partner once again is France which will take part in training on forged documents and face recognition.
US Deputy Ambassador Jones said that this programme ensures partnership between all seven countries in the region because each one of them contributes knowledge and experience and together they contribute to a fight against the most complex forms of crime.
French Ambassador Philippe Meunier said that France was proud to be participating in the programme as an associate partner.
Croatian chief of police Nikola Milina said that in the six years of the programme various modules on different aspects of police work had been implemented, such as human trafficking, transnational terrorism, organised crime and currency forgery.