Law enforcement and security forces from the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica are working to improve their capabilities in cybercrime and the fight against human trafficking and human smuggling
Cybercrime and human trafficking are global problems that affect millions of people and require a coordinated and effective response from authorities at all levels. With the aim of strengthening the capacities of law enforcement agencies in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica, the FIIAPP, through its MCBS-Caribbean project, together with experts from the National Police and the Civil Guard, has organised a regional training course to address this problem. This is the third edition of the course, which has been repeated at the request of local counterparts in the three countries.
For one week, more than 30 participants from various governmental institutions of the three countries have gathered to improve their knowledge and skills in the fight against cybercrime and human trafficking and smuggling. The training has included theoretical and practical sessions, as well as simulation exercises to put into practice the techniques and tools learned.
The senior Dominican police counterpart stressed the importance of regional cooperation on these issues: “The fight against cybercrime and human trafficking is a shared responsibility that requires a coordinated and comprehensive approach from our authorities. Today’s training is an example of how we can work together to address these challenges and protect our communities.
Cybersecurity and anti-human trafficking experts shared their knowledge and experience in the field, highlighting the need for specialised and up-to-date personnel on the latest trends and techniques to combat these crimes.
At the end of the training, participants highlighted the importance of such initiatives that foster collaboration and knowledge sharing between countries, and expressed their commitment to continue working together in the fight against cybercrime and human trafficking and smuggling in the region.
The FIIAPP, through projects such as MCBS-Caribbean, facilitates spaces for cooperation, such as this activity, for capacity building and the exchange of best practices in terms of public policies at the regional level. Likewise, the activity was held on the premises of another European project (LAC4) based in Santo Domingo, thus ensuring synergy between programmes with shared objectives and the multiplication of results.