Euromed Police teams up with the Public Security Directorate of Jordan to work on firearms trafficking

March 11, 2019
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The Euromed Police Project has invited specialists from the Southern and the Northern Mediterranean to explore the management of operations related to firearms trafficking across land borders. The aim was to identify the main capacity gaps for law enforcement authorities regarding the conduct of investigations. This training was hosted by the Public Security Directorate of Jordan.

The training course spanned 5 days, during which experts from the South Partner Countries and the European Union exchanged views on investigations methods, real case studies, and the legal and administrative tools of firearms control. The meetings were complemented by visits in departments of the Public Security Directorate in Amman and at the Nasib/Jaber border crossing point between Jordan and Syria, where control procedures on firearms take on their full meaning.

The activity provided networking opportunities with police officers from the Northern and the Southern Mediterranean and international organisations. Seven South Partner Countries participated in the Exchange – Algeria, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Palestine – as well as four European countries – Spain, Portugal, France and The Netherlands – and representatives from Interpol, the International Criminal Police Organisation, and Europol, the law enforcement agency of the European Union.

The aim of the Euromed Police IV project is to increase citizens’ security across the Euro-Mediterranean area through the strengthening of cooperation on security issues between the Southern Mediterranean partner countries, as well as between these countries and the EU Member States. It builds on the achievements of the previous phases of the project. The project runs from 2016-2020 with a budget of €5 million.

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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Tunisia