Training has been carried out to optimise the work of INTERPOL's offices in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica
Through the MCBS-UE cooperation project, which the European Union finances in the Caribbean and which is managed by FIIAPP, training and technical assistance have been given on “protocols and regional information exchange through INTERPOL to combat trafficking in human beings and organised crime”, with the main objective being to improve the interoperability of the Interpol National Central Bureaus (NCBs) in the three countries.
In addition to the information available to its bureaus through the INTERPOL databases, the success of these bureaus lies in a streamlined exchange of information between the countries involved. The information shared includes data on stolen and lost travel documents, sexual exploitation of minors and the Interpol Illicit Arms Records and tracing Management System (iARMS) database.
The training was delivered in collaboration with the National Police in the Dominican Republic and their counterparts in Haiti and Jamaica and was received mainly by staff from the institutions responsible for international investigation and border control in the three countries. The training also helped to raise awareness of the need to be familiar with and use the standardised work procedures provided by INTERPOL bureaus to dismantle gangs engaging in organised crime and human trafficking.