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Form alliance to combat cybercrime

IGP tells INTERPA confce

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 15 September, 2022 12:00 AM
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Form alliance to combat cybercrime

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed said it is not possible for any single country to tackle the scourge of cybercrime, as it has now become a global challenge.

That’s the reason why it is necessary to form an alliance and step up mutual cooperation between the police of different countries, he said. He was addressing the closing ceremony of the 11th annual International Association of Police Academies (INTERPA) Conference at Sonargaon Hotel in the capital on Wednesday.

INTERPA President and Turkish National Police Academy Rector Professor Yilmaz Colak and Police Staff College Bangladesh Rector (Additional IG) Khandker Golam Faruq spoke on the occasion.

The IGP said the INTERPA is a potential organisation to enhance the capacity of policemen. The engagement of the police to the INTERPA conference has created new possibilities to fight cybercrime.

He said that people worldwide are now connected with each other due to the use of the internet. Nowadays cyber criminals are committing crimes by adopting new techniques beyond the borders of their own countries, he added.

Benazir Ahmed said that the rate at which crimes are mounting through the use of digital systems and platforms in today’s world has become a cause for concern for internet users. Therefore, the police should increase the use of digital technology to maintain law and order, combat crime and protect netizens.

Terming the INTERPA conference a success, the IGP said that the potential areas for enhancing the police capacity have been identified in the conference.

It may be mentioned that the three-day conference of INTERPA, an international organisation of police training institutes of different countries, kicked off in Dhaka under the management of Police Staff College Bangladesh on September 12. The main theme of this year’s conference was ‘Digitalisation of Policing’.

The representatives of Bangladesh and other countries presented 13 papers in various working sessions of the event. As many as 127 delegates from 44 countries participated in the programme. The next INTERPA conference will be held in India next year.