The valedictory session of INTERPOL Young Global Police Leaders Programme (YGPLP) was addressed by Shri Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, Director, CBI today (02.02.2023) at Mumbai, wherein he emphasised about the imperative need for increased international cooperation among police agencies in globalised crime scenario. In his address, he encouraged the young police leaders to imbibe leadership qualities with humility and a wider international perspective.
The 3rd INTERPOL Young Global Police Leaders Program (YGPLP), a flagship INTERPOL leadership program for promising young police leaders, was hosted by India at Delhi, the National Capital; Gujarat and Mumbai, the Financial Capital of India between 25th January to 2nd February, 2023. This Programme, which was attended by 59 participants from 44 countries aims at bringing together and empowering the next generation of International Police leaders in international perspective and understanding.
Faced with increasing transnational and complex crimes, the partnerships across jurisdiction and disciplines shall become an increasingly crucial tool for policing. In this backdrop, identification, analysis, visualization of concepts to help build and/or maintain trust within global criminal investigation; importance of international cooperation and the role of INTERPOL as its proponent and global network building would become of essence.
This programme enabled the participants to have an engaged discussion about emerging trends in policing, issues of growing challenge for law enforcement, need to build trust with the citizensand fighting crime in an increasingly digitalized world. It also addressed the growing imperative for collaboration not only with other law enforcement agencies, but also policymakers, academia, technological firms and other private entities.
*INTERPOL Secretary General, Mr. Jurgen Stock also mentored the participants through virtual mode.*
During this 09 day programme, the participants were inter alia sensitised about rich professional capabilities, innovations and best practices developed by Indian police, which could be a template for them to emulate in their respective countries. This initiative also sought to contribute towards international capacity building in policing domain inline with the spirit of Vishwaguru Bharat.
During their stay, the Young Global Police Leaders attended the Republic Day celebrations; paid homage at the National Police Memorial; visited CBI Headquarters, Global Operations Centre ; Delhi Police Headquarters and interacted with Deputy National Security Advisor; Special Secretary (Internal Security), Union Home Ministry; Director, CBI and other senior officers of CBI.
Dr. Nick Evans, Acting Assistant Director of Innovation & Research at the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency and Ms. Sigriour Bjork Guojonsdottir, National Commissioner of Police, Iceland shared their rich experience with the participants.
Mr. Jose Luis Soriano Ruiz, Counter-Terrorism Squad of Spanish National Police interacted with the participants discussing Experience of Spain in relation to terrorism, duly elucidating about one of deadliest terror attacks carried out in the history of Spain.
A session was addressed by Mr. A.R.P.D.J. De Alwis, Director, Counter Terrorism & Investigation Division, Sri Lankan Police on the need for Trust Building & Partnerships within Communities after Terrorists Attacks.
The participants made a study visit to National Forensic Science University (NFSU), Gandhinagar to learn about cutting edge Forensics. They also interacted with senior officers of Gujarat Police and Border Security Force during the program in Gujarat.
During their visit to Mumbai, the participants had the opportunity to interact with senior police formations of Maharashtra Police including the Director General of Police and Mumbai Police Commissioner about the scale & scope of policing activities in Maharashtra and on the need for international police cooperation for enhanced policing outcomes. The participants were also exposed to Mumbai Police control room and the efforts towards building trust through Community Policing & management of mass gatherings like Ganapati Festival and challenges of terrorism with specific reference of Mumbai terror attacks.