The AMERIPOL support project participates in the elaboration of a new Research Coordination Protocol
The objective of the I International Course on Joint Investigations for AMERIPOL, which took place in the Training Centre of the AECID in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), was to improve police coordination of investigations and joint operations. The Police Community of the Americas seeks to become a benchmark for police cooperation, both in the region and in relations between Latin America and the European Union, and has the support of the project, which is managed by the FIIAPP and funded by the EU .
The draft Research Coordination Protocol for AMERIPOL was written after exchanges of knowledge and experiences among the representatives of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and the Dominican Republic, as well as between experts from EUROPOL, the National Police of Spain, the Civil Guard and the FIIAPP.
The closing of the course was attended by the Minister of the Bolivian Government, Carlos Romero Bonifaz, who highlighted the importance of AMERIPOL as an instrument of police cooperation and recalled the recent signing of the Buenos Aires Convention against Organized Transnational Crime, promoted by the EU through the AMERIPOL support project, as an example of Bolivia’s commitment to the security of the continent.
The FIIAPP has managed this project from its first phase in 2011. Currently linked to the EL PAcCTO programme , its objective is to strengthen the international cooperation of the police, judicial and fiscal bodies of the partner countries in the fight against organized crime.