The director of the European Union's law enforcement agency EUROPOL and the President of the American Police Community (AMERIPOL) met at the EUROPOL headquarters in The Hague to confirm their international cooperation in the battle against crime.
De izquierda a derecha Marcos Alvar, Jefe del proyecto AMERIPOL UE, Rob Wainwright, Director de Europol y el Comisario de Policía Juan José Andrade, Presidente de AMERIPOLFrom left to right, Marcos Alvar, Head of the AMERIPOL-EU project, Europol Director, Rob Wainwright and Police Commissioner Juan José Andrade, President of AMERIPOL
EUROPOL and AMERIPOLwork together to fight organised crime and have signed a letter or intent to strengthen coordination and cooperation between the two institutions. The memorandum has been signed in the framework of the activities of the AMERIPOL-EU project which is currently managed by FIIAPP.
The President of AMERIPOL and Marcos Alvar, director of the AMERIPOL-EU project, visited the EUROPOL headquarters in The Hague where they were given a first-hand look at the agency’s work, particularly the activities of the European Cybercrime Centre. Both institutions are very pleased with the work they are doing together. Europol Director, Rob Wainwright, said: “Europol is proud to be associated with one of its sister organisations in the world and welcomes the opportunity to play its part in strengthening international police cooperation.”
EUROPOL and AMERIPOL are building on their existing relationship by capacity building to mitigate security threats to and from Latin American countries, fostering strengthened cooperation among members states in both regions in the area of internal security and supporting capacity building for information exchange between Europe and Latin America.
After the meeting, the President of AMERIPOL, Police Commissioner Juan José Andrade Morales, thanked EUROPOL for its contribution to police cooperation by presenting Mr Wainwright with a decoration of honour.