The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) produced its first biosafety curriculum for police colleges to advance law enforcement capability and preparedness in responding to biological incidents on Tuesday.
The initiative was developed under Project Rhino and seeks to address the impact of the Ebola outbreak on the law enforcement community. The curriculum was delivered as part of a workshop for West African countries.
The event, held on July 12-15, was attended by some 30 specialized law enforcement officials and police college educators from Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
The curriculum’s development was funded by the U.S. Department of State and led by INTERPOL’s Bioterrorism Prevention Unit. The workshop also educated attendees on risk management of biological incidents.