Today the Commission is launching a public consultation on the European Union Agency for law enforcement training (CEPOL).
National, regional and local authorities, law enforcement, civil society, policy-makers, think tanks, academia, research institutes and the general public are invited to contribute. The consultation will run until 13 May. The results of the consultation will feed into the Commission’s ongoing evaluation of the Agency, assessing, in particular, its impact, relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and EU added value.
The Commission will report on the results of the evaluation in the second half of this year. CEPOL develops, implements and coordinates training for law enforcement officers tackling serious and organised crime and terrorism across the EU. The Agency is an essential partner to assist Member States in providing law enforcement with the right skills and building a common EU law enforcement culture, as highlighted in the EU Security Union Strategy.