Police officers from Belize and other countries in the region participated in a training to fight against cybercrime. Specifically, this training dealt with stopping and preventing sexual exploitation of children online. The workshop, entitled “Interpol Cybercrime Capacity Building in the Americas” was facilitated by the Belize Police Department in collaboration with their Interpol counterparts. According to the Cybercrime Capacity Building Project Manager, Rastislav Sasik, the importance of this training is to educate officers on how to work together to end this issue.
Rastislav Sasik, Project Manager, Interpol: “The priority of Interpol Crimes Against Children Unit is to identify and rescue young victims of sexual abuse, to block access of child sexual abuse material and prevent sex offenders from travelling abroad to abuse children or escape justice. I’m actually very happy that our colleagues from Interpol introduced to you the Interpol International Child Sexual Exploitation Database as an intelligence and investigative tool which can be used by the specialized officers to access and share the data on cases of child abuse.”
The training ended today and was held at the Radisson Fort George Hotel. Participating officers received certificates to show that they have finished the training.