by Muhammad Faris | Mar 22, 2018

On 16 March 2018, the Secretariat received a courtesy visit from the Dutch National Police, Commissioner John Tamerus, Head of the International Affairs Department accompanied by Commissioner Tom Driessen. They were warmly welcomed by Executive Director of ASEANAPOL Secretariat, Police Colonel Kenechanh Phommachack, Director for Police Services and Director for Plans and Programmes and officers from ASEANAPOL Secretariat.

On the visit, the Secretariat discussed the role and experiences of the ASEANAPOL in responding to the challenges faced in transnational crime across the region as a cooperation mechanism for the ASEAN Member States.  ASEANAPOL as a significant player in ensuring the enhancement of enforcement networks, particularly in the capacity building of personnel in strategy on combating and prevention of transnational crime.  Discussion between Official visitors focused on the current intelligence and information sharing system of ASEAN countries, looking further on enhancing a relationship with Netherlands Police.  They also discussed sharing intelligence and expertise on forensic science investigation by which the Member Countries can improve information sharing in tackling other transnational crime.