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Police undergo Interpol training

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 17/04/2019

The Police Commissioner has highlighted the importance for his Ministry and related stakeholders to be more alert to potential threats following the tragic event in Christchuch.

He highlighted this while marking a 3 days INTERPOL training last week – where it was attended by officers from the Attorney General’s Office, Immigration, Tonga Cert and Custom.

Tonga first became a memeber of Interpol in September in 1979 up until 2006.

In his remarks – Stephen Caldwell said, Tonga’s full membership back into Interpol in  will greatly assist Tonga Police to meet the treat of cross border crime. Not only that related stakeholders need to share information quickly, and make the world a smaller place for criminals. Commissioner Caldwell says, Re-connecting with Interpol means they can now share information with 136 other  member countries.

He added This is a very important move for Tonga Police and having access to information needed from other Interpol Agencies to help investigate crime or criminals, and

sharing of information to assist with criminal investigations.

Two Australian FP Officers from INTERPOL Canberra’s Office conducted the training.

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