INTERPOL recently conducted a series of cybercrime training sessions in Latin America and the Caribbean seeking to enhance regional law enforcement capacity to respond to and prevent cyberthreats.
The training efforts served as an important part of INTERPOL’s Cybercrime Capacity Building Project in Latin America and the Caribbean. The training sessions were funded by the government of Canada.
The three training sessions had a total of 64 law enforcement participants from 29 countries and territories. Each session focused on mobile forensics, online investigations and providing a first-response to cyber incidents. Training took place in cooperation with the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Dominican Republic National Police and the Colombian National Police.
“Training sessions such as these remain at the forefront of INTERPOL’s efforts to enhance law enforcement capacity to meet the challenges of policing technology-enabled crimes,” Madan Oberoi, director of cybercrime at INTERPOL, said. “With cyberattacks taking place with increasing frequency around the world, it is crucial for police to stay ahead of criminals by understanding new trends and responding with innovative solutions.”
Countries and territories that sent representatives to the training sessions include Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, St. Maarten, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos.