Crime knows no boundaries
Sadly, the impact and disruption of terrorism and transnational crime casts a shadow over daily life in many corners of our modern world. In contrast to all the good in society achieved through progress in science, technology and digital connectivity, crime has become all the more pervasive and sophisticated.
However, it is thanks to the prescient efforts of our law enforcers - through timely collaboration, sharing of knowledge and intelligence - the majority of us lead safe, normal lives. The need for vigilance continues, alongside constant adaptation, innovation and improvisation in the methods and techniques for detecting and solving crime.
Global cooperation is the only answer to transnational crime.
Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC) represents a unique resource to facilitate that process – to encourage and sustain collaboration. Our leaders in Indonesia, Australia and worldwide acknowledge the work of the Centre and continue to provide essential support for specialist police training to ensure day-to-day operations remain optimally effective. The security and stability of society depends on it.
Indonesia’s Foreign Minister, HE Retno LP Marsudi, hosting the 85th INTERPOL General Assembly in Bali in November 2016, captured this sentiment entirely in her open invitation to all INTERPOL delegates to visit and use the JCLEC, noting that ‘no country has the capacity to deal with transnational crime alone.’
As transnational crime continuously evolves training at JCLEC has to be responsive and comprehensive. It must cover wide-ranging topics, from
leadership and management to intelligence and investigation, as well as forensic and maritime border management, among other sectors.