by muhammad anas | Jun 20, 2022

The Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC) was founded in 2004 with cooperation between the Australian Federal Police and the Indonesian National Police to establish an international standard capacity building centre to combat terrorism and transnational crime. JCLEC located in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia and is aimed at providing training for international law enforcement officers as their mission is to enhance the capacity to combat terrorism and transnational crime; to encourage cooperation and information sharing between law enforcement agencies; to establish professional networks between key multi-national law enforcement stakeholders; and to ensure interoperability to standardize investigations, prevention, and response methodology. JCLEC was run by the JCLEC Foundation, which was supported by sponsors and donor countries with the motto "Learning and Understanding through Shared Experience".

Since it was established, JCLEC has accommodated and trained 38.212 Law Enforcement Agencies from 82 respective countries, and for 2022 (until May 2022), it has 1.124 participants from 23 countries, including from all ASEANAPOL Member Countries (AMCs).

Every year, JCLEC hosts the Stakeholders Coordination Meeting (SCM), which invites all stakeholders of JCLEC to discuss and share the opportunities for multilateral cooperation between all stakeholders. On June 9, 2022, the ASEANAPOL Secretariat attended JCLEC-SCM, which was held in Semarang, Indonesia. The Executive Director of ASEANAPOL Secretariat, Pol. Brig. Zaw Lin Tun, together with Pol. Snr. Supt Joni Getamala, participated in this event to have discussion and give inputs and suggestions to the JCLEC programme for 2023. The meeting was chaired by Pol. Brig. Gen. Aby Nursetyanto, Executive Director JCLEC (ED) and Commander Greg Davis, Executive Director Programs JCLEC (EDP).

The JCLEC-SCM 2022 focused on the agenda to have participants provide a summary of South East Asian programme priorities that may have a JCLEC nexus for 2023 and also to identify any perceived or confirmed opportunities for multilateral cooperation with other stakeholders in 2023. The ASEANAPOL Secretariat proposed to JCLEC their possibilities to provide capacity building or training with specific participants from ASEANAPOL Member Countries (AMCs). With the participant's criteria on JCLEC facilitated programmes mostly defined by the sponsors, ASEANAPOL Secretariat identified that some of the Dialogue Partners and Observers of ASEANAPOL (the Australian Federal Police, the United Kingdom-National Crime Agency, the New Zealand Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the Federal Bureau Investigation) were also donors or sponsors for JCLEC, which supposedly to propose and initiate JCLEC to provide training for specific AMCs officers.

ASEANAPOL Dialogue Partners and Observers have previously engaged and committed to contributing some activities in collaboration with ASEANAPOL. The AFP, in collaboration with ASEAN-ACT, plans July 5–6, 2022, for a Regional Consultation Meeting on Transnational Investigative Cooperation in Trafficking in Persons Cases. The UK-NCA also initiated a training programme for OSEC/CSAE in September 2022, and for the New Zealand Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the Federal Bureau Investigation, it was proposed and suggested to provide capacity building through JCLEC for 2023.