INTERPOL has opened its annual conference for National Central Bureaus (NCB) to discuss ways to strengthen the crucial role of NCBs in global security. Within the meeting, 315 senior police officials from 150 countries who will work to develop collective strategies to ensure NCBs are an effective gateway between INTERPOL and police on the frontlines.
Opening the conference, INTERPOL President Kim Jong Yang called on the law enforcement leaders in attendance to ‘be wise and build bridges’ in order to forge strong ties to combat all forms of transnational crime.
“True global security can only be achieved when police officers worldwide work hand-in-hand with one another. INTERPOL’s bridges are its Heads of NCBs, who are at the heart of INTERPOL’s global police network,” said the INTERPOL President.
Developing a cohesive global response to transnational organized crime, cybercrime and terrorism is high on the agenda, with regional tables tailoring discussions to both local and global issues.
Fredolin Lecari, the General Director of Moldova Border Police also attended the event. He stressed how important it is for Moldova to take part of NCB.
,,Being a member of Interpol for Moldova is a fundamental key, whether we are speaking about the border control, police and other law enforcement. Using that database creates good architecture on the national level in order just to sustain the good level of security of the country", said Fredolin Lecari.
With last week’s meeting of Ministers of Interior of the G7 again highlighting the important role of INTERPOL in addressing global crime issues, Secretary General Jürgen Stock said NCBs were integral to these efforts.
“What I heard in Paris and at other summits, is a huge demand for clear-cut, tangible law enforcement results on the ground.
“NCBs are the essential nodes of our global early warning system, our foundation for operational impact and the stepping stones for INTERPOL's response to the world’s security challenges,” concluded the INTERPOL Chief.
At the end of the meeting, delegates endorsed a number of conclusions aimed at advancing efforts to improve NCB performance, particularly in the area of forensics and the increased use of INTERPOL’s forensic tools and databases.