Key Activities

  • Establish and train Port Control Units (PCUs) and Air Cargo Control Units (ACCUs)  comprised of customs,
    national  police,  anti-narcotics  forces,   and  other  law  enforcement  agencies  to  identify  and  inspect
    high-risk shipments with minimum disruption to legitimate trade.
  • Conduct  technical  needs  assessments  of  selected  seaports,  airports and land   border   crossings   to 
    evaluate   the  current  situation   and  offer  recommendations  for  future  activities,  including  needs  for
    technical equipment and training. 
  • Design  and  delivery  of  core  training,  work-study  tours,  exchange  visits  within  the  region,  advanced
    specialized training and mentor services. 
  • Organize regional meetings and conferences to build capacity and promote an internationally coordinated
    and cooperative response to crime in the containerized supply chain. 
  • Encourage  PCUs and ACCUs to forge partnerships and links with each other  and  with  the private sector. 
  • Promote closer cooperation  and  the  development  of  effective  mechanisms to  share  information and
    intelligence between law enforcement agencies around the world. 
  • Promote women in PCUs and ACCUs to augment their role and influence in  these  units  and in  the wider
    law enforcement community. 
  • Maintain  a  global  network  of  seaports,  airports  and  land  border   crossings   to   effectively   combat
    cross-border illicit trade.

Specialized Training

The CCP delivers a core curriculum of theoretical, practical and advanced specialized training followed up by regular mentoring. The first phase is the theoretical training, during which officers are introduced to risk analysis, profiling and targeting techniques. Knowledge gained in the theoretical training is then operationalized in the practical training, which includes the application of profiling and inspection techniques in a professional environment. Following the first two phases of formal training, PCU and ACCU officers conduct work-study tours in order to observe best practice techniques and methods at benchmarking ports. To complement the core training, the Programme delivers advanced specialized training programmes, according to country risk assessments and availability of funds. These programmes deal with a range of topics. Click on the images below to learn more.

Beneficiaries

The immediate beneficiaries are relevant law enforcement agencies, whose staff will be better structured, trained and equipped to more effectively target high-risk shipping containers. These measures also directly benefit legitimate trade by enhancing supply chain security and improving efficiency through the minimization of unnecessary checks on low-risk containers.

The CCP continues to prioritize the continued development of private-sector partnerships. Cooperation between the private and public sectors improves competitive advantage, cost savings and reductions in operational risks for businesses.

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