Local forces boost capacity to better respond to piracy


Delegates and guests in a souvenir photograph after the launch of the training yesterday

Some 20 police officers, notably from the CID (Criminal Investigation Department), Forensic Unit National Intelligence Service (NIS) and the National Drugs Enforcement Agency (NDEA), as well as officers from the Seychelles Coast Guard, are attending the course organised by Interpol.

The 10-day course is funded by the European Commission and is being conducted by officers of the Norwegian Police.

Noting that forensic science has a key role in fighting modern crimes, Superintendent Reginald Elizabeth of the Forensic Unit said its application in the course will be covered by audio visual presentations, demonstrations as well as practical exercises.

The project manager of the Anti-Piracy Task force, Serge Epouhe, said he is sure that the course will enhance the capacity of the local police force.

He said the present training course will be followed by another in January 2012.

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