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West Africa police chiefs meet in Lome

By Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS)
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ABUJA, Nigeria, March 16, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Members of the Technical Sub-Committees of the West Africa Police Chiefs Committee (WAPCCO) are to meet in Lome, Togo from 21st – 23rd March 2012, to prepare WAPCCO's Annual General Assembly meeting as well as discuss general policing issues in the region.

The meeting, the first of two preparatory meetings before the General Assembly, will be attended by representatives of ECOWAS Member States and officials of the ECOWAS Commission to encourage and stimulate discussions on the challenges of policing in West Africa.

Topics for discussion will include Crime Trends in West Africa, Joint or Simultaneous Police Operations and Joint Operations on Drug in West Africa, as well as implementation of recommendations of the INTERPOL international and regional meetings by West African countries.

The outcome of the meeting will feed into the second preparatory meeting of the sub-technical committees ahead of the WAPCCO Annual General Assembly.

The 12th Meeting of WAPCCO was held 26th – 27th July 2011.