JUBA – South Sudan’s Inspector General of Police General Majak Akec Malok has this evening traveled to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo where he is expected to participate a meeting of the East African Police Chiefs’ Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO) which is expected to begin this week.
In a statement, the South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) said Majak was accompanied by senior South Sudan police officers and is expected to join his East African counterparts in the meeting which is expected to discuss join security and crimes control between the east African countries.
“Inspector General of police Gen Majak Akec Malok and his accompanied delegation left this afternoon to DRC Congo to attend 23 Eastern Africa Police Chiefs’ Cooperation Organisation EAPCCO in which DRC is a leading member of EAPCCO and currently chairing the regional police chiefs’ organisation,” the statement said.
“Inspector General of police Gen Majak will also attend council of ministers responsible for police affairs on behalf of South Sudan minister of interior,” the statement extended to Sudans Post further added.
The Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO) is a regional police body whose membership consists of Chiefs of Police of the 14 countries. It was established in 1998 with the aim of harmonizing, strengthening police co-operation and joint strategies, sharing of crime related information and harmonization of laws in order to enhance the capacity of Law Enforcement Agencies to combat transnational organized crime.
EAPCCO structure is made up of the Council of Police Chiefs (CPC) of the 14 member countries. The CPC is assisted and advised by the Permanent Coordinating Committee (PCC) consisting of the Heads of Criminal Investigations Departments of member countries.
The CPC created four sub-committees; Gender Sub-Committee (GSC), Legal Sub-Committee (LSC), Training Sub-Committee and the Counter-Terrorism Sub-committee. The sub-committees are responsible for; formulating strategies, creation of operational mechanisms and any other responsibility that the CPC may task them in combating crime in the region.
To address any specific topical issue, the CPC is mandated to form task units known as Working Groups to carry out any instructions or function where necessary.