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Published: 15 November 2011

Training the European police

The European Police College (CEPOL) is an agency of the European Union operating as a network of national police academies and universities. One of its main tasks is to organise around 100 training activities a year, primarily for senior police officers, on key topics relevant to European police forces. The overall aim is to promote a common European approach to policing issues.

To support its own training activities and those of the EU Member States, CEPOL has developed common curricula for various target groups, including senior officers, investigators and case managers, but also representatives of national governments and police academies. The common curriculum on drug trafficking provides an overview of the international drug situation, drug legislation, basic information on illicit substances, international cooperation, existing policing strategies as well as crime-specific tactical options, such as covert operations and challenges including drug-related crime but also drug prevention and demand reduction.

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