Today, Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, concluded a working arrangement with the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL). The document was signed during a virtual ceremony by Frontex’s Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri and CEPOL’s Executive Director Dr. h. c. Detlef Schröder and attended by the Deputy Director General of DG HOME, Olivier Onidi.
The purpose of the working arrangement is to renew the framework of cooperation between both agencies, to contribute to further harmonisation of the law enforcement training and support the development of a common EU law enforcement culture.
“CEPOL is an important partner for Frontex. By working together and training law enforcement officers we can better protect Europe’s borders and Europe’s security,” said Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri.
“I am looking forward to continuing our cooperation,” he added.
Frontex and CEPOL have been working together since 2009, when the first working agreement was signed. Frontex participates and contributes to activities coordinated by CEPOL focused on cross border crime. The agencies consult each other on the most relevant strategic programmes and have a joint exchange programme in place for border and coast guard experts.