Tanzania to host field training for over 600 senior police officers from 14 African countries

Source: Xinhuanet, Tuesday April 16, 2024

FILE – The 24th Eastern Africa Police Chiefs was held in December 2022 in Addis Ababa

DAR ES SALAAM (Xinhua) — Tanzania will host a week-long field training exercise for 670 senior police officers from the Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO), a regional police body whose membership consists of chiefs of police from 14 African countries.

David Misime, spokesperson for the Tanzania Police Force, host of the training, told Xinhua on Saturday that the training was aimed at strengthening the fight against transnational crime, including terrorism, money laundering, and human and drug trafficking.

He said the training, to be held at the Moshi Police Academy in the Kilimanjaro Region from April 13 to 18, will also equip the trainees to exchange intelligence reports among EAPCCO member countries.

The 670 senior police officers come from EAPCCO member countries of Burundi, the Comoros, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.