Cyprus Police Chief promotes cooperation with UK Police

Chief of Cyprus Police Zacharias Chrysostomou is promoting the systematic co-operation between the Cyprus Police and the Law Enforcement Agencies of the United Kingdom in a wide range of key issues relating to modern policing.

According to a press release issued by the police, to this end, the Chief of Police had a series of bilateral contacts in the United Kingdom in parallel with his participation as an honorary guest in the deliberations of the National Police Chiefs Council of England and Wales on 12 and 13 of July.

Chrysostomou had the opportunity to exchange views, experiences and best practices with his counterparts from 43 NPCC Police Agencies on issues of strategy and operational challenges management. These include, inter alia, the fight against organized crime and corruption, tackling asymmetric and other new forms of threats such as terrorism and internet crime.

They also discussed key issues relating to reforms of police agencies so as to respond to the new environment such as leadership, education, use of technology and upgrading policemen’s skills.

He also had separate meetings and exchanged views with the President of NPCC, Police Chief Sarah Thorton on police reform issues and with other Police Chiefs of the United Kingdom responsible for fighting against police corruption, education and Police personnel management and fighting terrorism.

As part of his mission in the United Kingdom, the Chief of Police focused on issues related to staff training. In particular, he met and exchanged views with the Head of the College of Policing, Chief of Police Alex Marshal and visited Kent Police College one of the most advanced police training centers in the United Kingdom.

The Chief of Police visited also the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU).

Source: Cyprus News Agency