In France, the 14th Annual Conference of the Heads of the NCB of Interpol completed its work

In Lyon, France, the Annual Heads of National Central Bureaus Conference which was held under the theme of “NCBs: the Gateways to Modern Policing – The Future is Now” completed.

The event united 295 representatives of law enforcement bodies from 145 states.

The Russian Federation was represented by an interdepartmental delegation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia was represented by the Chief of the National Central Bureau of Interpol, Police Major-General Aleksandr Prokopchuk, who holds the position of Interpol vice-president from Europe.

At the opening ceremony of the Conference, the President of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, made a welcoming speech. Noting the challenges and threats existing in the modern world, he called on the international police community to work together to preempt the crime, so as to always be one step ahead of the underworld. The President underlined the important role of interaction of law enforcement bodies with other government structures, international organizations and representatives of the private sector.

During the event, a number of issues related to the modernization of law enforcement activities were discussed to effectively respond to the challenges of international crime.

Among them: the use of artificial intelligence in law enforcement, biometric identification and facial recognition, the collection of biometric data of criminals, the introduction of online platforms for remote training of policemen around the world, etc.

In addition, throughout the days of the Conference, participants were able to honor the memory of police officers from various parts of the world who died in the line of duty at the memorial that had been recently opened at the headquarters of the Interpol General Secretariat in Lion within the framework of the initiative proposed by the Russian side to perpetuate the memory of lost colleagues.

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