Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammad Javed Patwary has urged Interpol to assist Bangladesh in securing cyberspace by developing advanced information infrastructure.
He revealed the information on Thursday while addressing the concluding ceremony of “Interpol Policing Capabilities Training Course” held at the Police Staff College in Mirpur, Dhaka.
Mohammad Javed Patwary further said: “Bangladesh Police is determined to fight terrorism, extremist violence, radicalism, cybercrime, organised crime and other emerging crimes in line with Interpol.
“We know that crime, like other things, has become globalised. It is no longer limited to local boundaries. Being a component of geopolitics, policing everywhere in the world has got a new dimension.”
He also opined that with the advancement of technology and flow of information, police need to be equipped with knowledge and modern technology to face the challenges of the millennium.
Maglingam Veeman, acting assistant director of CBT Directorate of Interpol, and SK Maruf Hasan, rector of Police Staff College, Bangladesh, were also present at the programme.
Addressing the event, Veeman said: “Interpol aims at strengthening mutual cooperation and exchange of professional experience among police officers of different countries in the region.
“In order to prevent transnational crime in Asia and the Pacific region, this training will provide opportunities.”
Meanwhile, the IGP said the free market economy and the emergence of terrorism have caused a remarkable shift in the way of policing from traditional to more participatory, people-oriented and pro-active.
The IGP and other guests also conferred certificates among the participants at the ceremony.