The multi-state cross-border security programme has organised two workshops on investigative techniques and information exchange
Photograph taken during the workshop in Dajabón, a town on the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic
FIIAPP, IOM and the security forces of the State of Haiti and the Dominican Republic have held two courses on investigation techniques and information exchange in cases related to trafficking in human beings, one for middle managers and another for high command.
These in-person seminars were held in the border city of Dajabón and in Juan Dolio. The participants were members of the border police (Polifront and CESFRONT), immigration, the army, the prosecution, the attorney, information services and other specialised police units, among others.
These activities will help both countries to coordinate their efforts to fight organised crime by sharing information and experiences, not only intra-regionally, but also with the European Union.
The cross-border security program in Haiti, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic (MCBS) is funded by the European Union and aims to tighten regional security by establishing a system for State agencies, and security forces to manage and share information. This will strengthen their ability to monitor land and sea borders, as well as improving investigative skills and the ability to run joint operations to intercept and identify organised crime rings and fight human trafficking.