CEPOL - European Police College
was established as an agency of the European Union
in 2005 (Council Decision 2005/681/JHA). CEPOL brings together senior police officers across Europe with the aim to encourage cross-border cooperation in the fight against crime, maintenance of public security and law and order. It has been running training activities since 2001.
CEPOL organises between 70-100 courses, seminars and conferences per year. The implementation of the activities takes place at the national police training institutes of the Member States and the activities cover a wide-range of topics.
CEPOL has an annual budget of about €7.8 million (2010).
The CEPOL Secretariat is managed by a Director, who has been appointed for a four-year period, ending February 2014.
The Director is accountable to the Governing Board which is made up of representatives from the EU Member States, usually the Directors from the national police training institutes.
The Chair of the Governing Board is a representative of the member state holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The Governing Board normally meets four times a year and has established four committees. The committees are supported by Working Groups, Project Groups and Sub-groups.
CEPOL Secretariat has about 30 staff members who carry out the day-to-day work, within two departments; the Learning, Science, Research & Development Department and the Corporate Services Department.
The acronym CEPOL is French and stands... Read More