RGP Inspector Edgar Lopez represented Gibraltar at Interpol’s 12th Annual Heads of National Central Bureaus (NCBs) Conference held in Lyon, France, last week.

The focus of this year’s event was the development of a cohesive global response to transnational crime and terrorism, and saw the participation of some 260 police officials from 151 countries.

Delegates from Brussels, France, Nigeria and Tunisia shared their recent experiences in dealing with terrorist attacks, highlighting the need for greater information sharing between intelligence services and law enforcement via INTERPOL, and for this to be available to frontline policing.

Commissioner of Police Eddie Yome stressed the importance of Gibraltar’s participation at international policing fora, highlighting that a significant amount of work was carried out by the RGP on a regular basis with local, regional and international partners, for the purposes of enhancing the overall policing response to the threat from terrorism and organised crime. “Information-sharing”, he said, is “critical to global policing successes”.