Twice the Training for Homicide Investigators
Close to 100 senior homicide investigators representing nations from the entire European continent participated in the dedicated conference organised at Europol HQ in The Hague, Netherlands on 25 – 27 June 2012.
The high level expert conference was co-hosted by Europol and CEPOL and received the support of the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange instrument of the European Commission [TAIEX] and the Association of Chief Police Officers [ACPO].
As the event was initiated by the Europol Homicide Working Group, its Chair Commander Simon Foy presided over the conference. Presenters included senior experts from NCIS Norway, Oslo Police HQ, Helsinki Police Department, London’s Metropolitan Police Service, Canterbury Christ Church University and last but not least Europol.
The participants actively discussed and contributed to extremely actual topics like the Utoya mass murder, school shootings and honour based killings; knowledge was updated on the exchange of forensic data and JIT cooperation.
To capitalise further on the benefit of bringing together such a large group of homicide investigators, all participants were invited to the online expert communities of CEPOL and Europol. In doing so the exchange of knowledge and expertise surpasses the benefit of this unique event.