FBINAA European Chapter focuses on cybercrime at training event
The FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA) European Chapter training event held recently in Helsinki, Finland, gathered senior law enforcement and security officials from across Europe to focus on combatting global crime and international terrorism. These meetings focused on cybercrime and the threats, challenges and opportunities that social media presents from the perspective of law enforcement authorities. The Police of Finland hosted the event.
The three-day training conference was attended by approximately 250 FBI National Academy graduates and senior officials from Finland, Europe and the United States.
“The European Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates has pushed to enhance global cooperation to make our world a safer place. I am thankful for the thoughtful and relevant training on the topic of cybercrime that all our law enforcement partners put together to make us better leaders,” shared Johnnie Adams, FBINAA president.
These annual international training events are a collaboration between law enforcement agencies, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the intelligence community,and are aimed at supporting and promoting the personal and professional development of law enforcement leaders in a rapidly changing international environment.
While attending the retrainer in Helsinki, FBINAA Executive Director Howard Cook noted the challenges of cybercrime are unilateral among all agencies and how much agencies can learn from each other.
“The European Chapter delivered some of the most timely and professional training that is available,” he said. “I was impressed with their commitment to the profession.”
This was the 36th annual retraining event for the FBI National Academy Associates European Chapter.