The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training is an agency of the European Union dedicated to develop, implement and coordinate training for law enforcement officials. CEPOL brings together a network of training institutes for law enforcement officials in EU Member States and supports them in providing frontline training on security priorities, law enforcement cooperation and information exchange. CEPOL also works with EU bodies, international organisations, and third countries to ensure that the most serious security threats are tackled with a collective response.
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The European Forum for Urban Security is a network of 250 European authorities in 17 countries, established in 1987 under the auspices of the Council of Europe. The network aims to strengthen crime prevention policies and to promote the role of local authorities in national and European policy-making. Efus builds up links between European local authorities through exchanging practices, information, cooperation and training, allowing its members to work together on all major issues of urban safety and security.
The European Network on the Administrative Approach tackling serious and organised crime has evolved into a Network of National Contact Points who act as a gateway to law enforcement agencies, government departments, administrative bodies and academia in their respective countries. In particular, those teams, units and departments which are regularly using administrative powers or non-traditional ways of working on a practical level, as part of a multidisciplinary approach to prevent and disrupt organised crime.
Europol is the European Union law enforcement organisation that handles criminal intelligence. Its aim is to improve the effectiveness and co-operation between the competent authorities of the Member States in preventing and combating serious international organised crime.
The International Centre for the Prevention of Crime was created for the purpose of assisting cities and countries to reduce delinquency, violence and insecurity. In order to contribute to the resolution of local crime and insecurity problems, ICPC encourages the use of best practices in crime prevention gleaned from Europe, North America and other regions in the world.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) was established in 1997 and is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Its headquarters are in Vienna and it has 21 field offices as well as a liaison office in New York. UNODC relies on voluntary contributions, mainly from governments, for 90 per cent of its budget. UNODC is mandated to assist Member States in their struggle against illicit drugs, terrorism and transnational crime, which includes human trafficking.