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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 19:43

Bedoui receives Portuguese police chief

ALGIERS- Minister of the Interior and Local Authorities Noureddine Bedoui and Portuguese police chief, Luis Manuel Peça Farinha, broached, in an audience he granted to him Tuesday in Algiers, cooperation between Algerian and Portuguese police.

During the discussions, "we have focused on cooperation between the police of the two countries and exchanged our experiences" Farinha told reporters following the audience granted to him by the Interior minister, attended by the Algerian police chief, Major General Abdelghani Hamel. 

Dubbing the cooperation "technical, frank and open," the Portuguese official underlined that "police bodies of the two countries share common interests."

Major General Hamel, for his part, said the discussions between the two parties centred on "the fight against organized crime, counterterrorism, training and exchange of information and experiences."

 

 

 

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ALGIERS- The general manager of Portuguese police, Luis Manuel Peça Farinha, stressed Tuesday, in Algiers, the "advances" made by Algerian police in the development of human and technical capacities.

After he visited the different Algerian police facilities, including the central forensic laboratories, the regional finance and equipment department and Omar Harraig medico-social centre, Rafinha stressed the level reached by Algerian police in training and upgrading of skills and equipment.

Accompanied by the Algerian police chief, major general Abdelghani Hamel, and top security officers throughout the visit, the Portuguese official received an outline about the work and missions of the three police facilities.

Farinha greeted the "role of Algerian police in boosting cooperation among the different police bodies at the regional, continental and international levels, mainly within the frameworks of Interpol and Afripol." 

 

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ALGIERS- The Director General of National Police Major General Abdelghani Hamel said Monday, in Algiers, that his meetings with the director general of the Portuguese police Luis Manuel Peça Farinha mainly focused on “the ways to strengthen cooperation between both countries’ police services, particularly in terms of training in various fields and in the areas inherent to the fight against different types of criminality and organized crime.”

In a statement at the end of his discussions with his Portuguese counterpart, Major General Hamel said that this meeting allowed “discussing the ways to fight against terrorism, as Algeria has a pioneering experience in the matter, worthy of being exported to benefit foreign security forces.”

On this occasion, he highlighted “the ways to strengthen training through the exchange of visits between the both countries’ police services, particularly forensics, continuing training and the training of trainers, in addition to the participation in training rounds.”

“Cooperation between the Algerian and Portuguese police services currently experiences a clear progress in several fields of training and exchange of expertise,” said the director general of the Portuguese police, hailing “the exceptional level of the Algerian police services in all its activities.”

Farinha dubbed his visit to Algeria “an opportunity to inquire about the experience and the expertise of the Algerian police in all areas.”

 The director general of the Portuguese Police is on a visit to Algeria from 18 to 23 March, leading a large delegation to examine the ways to strengthen cooperation between the police services of the two countries.

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ORAN – Director General of National Police, Major General Abdelghani Hamel has underlined Wednesday in Oran women's place in the society, during a ceremony marking the International Women's Day, observed on 8 March every year.

The ceremony took place in presence of Minister of Mujahideen (National Liberation War veterans) Tayeb Zitouni as well as the civilian and military authorities of the province of Oran (432-km west of Algiers).

In his address on this occasion, Major General Abdelghani Hamel recalled the sacrifices of Algerian women during the National Liberation War and their participation in the national building process.

The ceremony was an opportunity to honour mujahidat (women veterans), daughters of shuhada (martyrs of National Liberation War), State officials, women representatives of civil society, journalists as well as women representatives of National Police and other services.

The National Police Chief will attend in the afternoon the final of Women's Mobilis League Football Cup between ASE Algiers and AS National Police at Ahmed-Zabana Stadium in Oran.

 

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ALGIERS-The National Police Chief Major General Abdelghani Hamel stressed Thursday in Algiers the management of events related to the prevention of chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive risks had to be "comprehensive and transversal."

The management of these risks "cannot be dealt with by one ministry. The approach must be comprehensive and transversal, and must be developed in an interministerial, indeed an international context," stressed Hamel at the closing ceremony of the training session on the prevention of chemical, biological, radiologic, nuclear and explosive risks (CBRNE) for the executives of the Directorate General of National Police (DGSN).  

"For a better management of this kind of threats, we cannot efficiently affirm our approaches without taking advantage of international experience including OIPC Interpol, which brings operational support to member countries through its technical cooperation programs.

Such approaches require support to inquiries and exchanges of information and intelligence, training projects and awareness-raising campaigns on CBRNE based on the experiences gained by various countries and international specialized bodies.  

This training "is a precious opportunity to exchange and debate with expert trainers on this  issue," said Major General Hamel, highlighting "the increasing interest of our countries committed to a tireless fight against terrorism and criminal activities in developing proactive approaches and appropriate responses through strengthening capacities, technical assistance and consolidation of cooperation." 

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ALGIERS- National Police Chief, Major General Abdelghani Hamel will pay a working visit to Spain as from Tuesday, at the invitation of his Spanish counterpart, German Lopez Iglesias, said the Directorate General of National Police (DGSN) in a statement.

The visit, which aims at "strengthening cooperation between police institutions of the two countries, would be an opportunity to share experience in the fight against organized crime and new crimes, develop partnership in the field of training in forensic sciences and examine several issues of common interest," said the statement.

Major General Abdelghani Hamel, who will be accompanied by a delegation of senior police officers, will hold discussions with senior officials, including his counterpart, the Spanish police chief with a view to "examine means to strengthen police cooperation, which has significantly developed over the past years," added the statement.

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ALGIERS- Malian Minister of Security and Civil Protection Salif Traore greeted Monday the leading role of Algerian police in strengthening cooperation among such security bodies, at the regional and international levels, in the fight against all forms of crime.

In a meeting with Algerian police chief, Major General Abdelghani Hamel, and Interior ministry's executives, Traore praised "the leading role of Algerian police in boosting cooperation among such bodies, at the regional and international levels, in the fight against all forms of crime," the Directorate General of National Police said in a statement.

The Malian official said his visit to Algeria was intended to "step up cooperation between Algerian and Malian police," the statement said.

Traore said he was "marvelled at the cutting-edge technology used by Algerian police."

He praised "Algerian police's experience in modernisation and respect of human rights, and which has allowed them to become a model at both regional and international levels."

 

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ALGIERS- Cooperation between Algerian and Malian police is to be boosted, said Monday Mali's Minister of Security and Civil Protection, Salif Traore, who is on a working visit to Algeria.

"I am reassured that cooperation between Algerian and Malian police will go further," said the Malian official, who paid a visit to National Security Command and Monitoring Centre,

"We seek to develop the internal capacity of the Malian police with the support of Algeria," said Traore, who was accompanied to the command centre by Algeria's police chief, Major General Abdelghani Hamel.

The Malian official stressed the role of AFRIPOL, "which should allow for a stronger South-South cooperation based on a common reality."

Salif Traore said he is "filled with wonder at the technological level and expertise of Algerian police."

Mali "has much to learn from Algerian police, and the cutting-edge technology used here in Algeria are likely to make up for the lack of personnel, as in the Malian case."

 

 

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ALGIERS- The director general of national police, Major General Abdelghani Hamel, on the second day of his visit to China leading a delegation of senior police officials, paid a visit to many departments of China's University of Security Sciences, the directorate general of national police said Thursday in a statement.

The visit started with a meeting bringing together the Algerian delegation and the scientific board of the Security Sciences University, chaired by the latter's manager, the statement said.

The meeting focused on the specificities of scientific research that contributes to the development and strengthening of police missions in protecting people and properties.

Major General Abdelghani Hamel tackled Algerian police's experience and his own views on training, which should "mainly based on boosting scientific capacities, expertise and skills of human resources."

Hamel added that training should use modern teaching methods and means, simulation and more practice for a better acquisition of police techniques to effectively deal with crimes.

At the end of the visit, Algeria's police chief signed the University's guestbook in which he hailed cooperation between the police institutions of the two countries, emphasizing the high expertise of Chinese police and the university's role in improving police performance."

 

 

 

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Sunday, 18 December 2016 17:36

Algeria, reference in counterterrorism

BLIDA (Algeria)- The director general of national police, Major General Abdelghani Hamel said Sunday that Algeria has become a "reference in the fight against terrorism, a phenomenon that is strange to all societies worldwide."

"Thanks to the professionalism of its army and the sacrifices of its police, Algeria has managed to defeat terrorism as it has blocked terrorist financing sources," said Major General Hamel in an address marking the Arab Police Day.

Arab Police Day (Dec. 18) has been celebrated at a police academy in Soumaa, Blida, in the presence of Minister of Interior and Local Authorities Nouredine Bedoui.

Hamel said that the fight against crime requires to "master modern technological equipment," stressing the need to invest in human resources, mainly by providing the best professional and social conditions and ensuring a good training for police officers.

It is essential for police services to review their training methods, by taking into account the evolutions in the field, Hamel said.

Algerian police, he noted, has launched this process some time ago, stemming from a strategy established by President of the Republic based on investment in the human factor.

 

 

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TUNIS (Tunisia)- The director general of national police, Major General Abdelghani Hamel, emphasized Wednesday, in Tunis, the pioneering experience of Algeria in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism, of which it got out victorious through the national reconciliation policy initiated by President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika and approved by the Algerian people.

"My country, which has a pioneering experience in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism, is fully aware that total elimination of terrorist groups is not an easy task," Hamel said in an address at the 40th conference of Arab police and security chiefs.

"Algeria, which has fought terrorism alone, backed by its own force and determination, has managed to win over the scourge through a multidimensional approach it adopted."
Such an approach was "crowned by the national reconciliation initiated by President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika and approved by all the Algerian people."

"Fighting such groups is the responsibility of the whole international community and all State institutions," Hamel said.

Algeria, after an accurate assessment of the hazards and challenges relating to terrorism, on both national and regional levels, has adopted an overall, coherent and coordinated fighting strategy, abiding by the international rules in force and human rights principles."

The national reconciliation policy "deserves credit for having put an end to the national tragedy and restored peace and security countrywide, making it possible to relaunch economic and social programmes," Hamel stressed. 

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ALGIERS- Director General of National Police, Major General Abdelghani Hamel will partake in the 40th Congress of Arab Police and Security Chiefs in Tunis on Wednesday.

The meeting will be an opportunity for Arab senior security officials to meet and examine means to strengthen cooperation between Arab police institutions, said the Directorate General of National Police (DGSN) in a statement Tuesday.

Arab police and security chiefs, high-level delegations and representatives of Naif Arab University for Security Sciences, Arab Police Sport Federation and the international criminal police organization (INTERPOL) will participate in the works of the session.

The participants will "examine and debate several issues related mainly to the progress made in the implementation of the recommendations of the 39th session as well as means to strengthen cooperation between police institutions of Arab States to address the security challenges and the new forms of crime, especially the organized crime,"  said the statement.

"The Arab police chiefs will also discuss issues of common interest, including the successful experiences in Arab security societies," added the statement.

The participants will examine the experiences of Arab States, including Algeria's experience in the protection and the promotion of human rights and its achievements in the field.

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ALGIERS- Director General of the National Police, Major General Abdelghani Hamel examined with Portugal's Interior Minister Constanca Urbano de Sousa police cooperation between the two countries, said Wednesday the Directorate General of National Police (DGSN) in a statement.

The discussions between the Police chief and the Portuguese Interior minister focused mainly on "means to strengthen police cooperation between the two countries, through the exchange of security information and coordination of efforts in the fight against terrorism and all forms of crime threatening the society," said the statement.

The two sides underlined the need to "strengthen consultation and coordination between the police institutions of the two countries to combat terrorism, a scourge which is threatening the safety of citizens and their properties around the world."

Hamel said that his discussions with de Sousa "were an opportunity to examine means to strengthen police cooperation between the two countries in terms of the exchange of expertise and experience, technical support and training."

In this regard, he added that officers of the Algerian police special unit (GOSP) have benefited from a training session in Portugal in coordination with the Portuguese police unit specialized in the fight against terrorism.

For his part, the Portuguese minister welcomed the initiative aiming at building strong police cooperation and coordination between the two countries.

De Sousa also hailed the "outstanding level of the Algerian police and its experience at the regional and international levels."

The Police chief and the delegation accompanying him visited the headquarters of the Portuguese police special unit, where he met with GOSP officers, who are on training session in Portugal.

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ALGIERS-Director General of National Police, Major General Abdelghani Hamel highlighted Tuesday in Portugal the need for broadening cooperation fields between both countries' police to take advantage of their successful experiences, said the Directorate General of National Police (DGSN) in a statement.

On the first day of his visit to Portugal, Major General Hamel underscored the importance of "broadening and promoting cooperation fields so as to take advantage of both countries' successful experiences in the fight against various forms of criminality."  

On this occasion, an exhaustive presentation was made to Major General Hamel and the delegation accompanying him on the organization and mission of the Portuguese police, in addition to a presentation on the different specialities of this security corps relating to the fight against criminality, particularly organized crime and terrorism.

The Algerian delegation received explanations on the new techniques used by the Portuguese police in the fight against organized crime in various aspects to ensure citizens' security.

At the end of the first day of his visit, Hamel signed the visitors' book of the Portuguese police, and exchanged symbolic riot shields and gifts.

Major General Hamel will visit several services and directorates of the Portuguese police, like the High Institute for Police Sciences and Internal Security, in addition to units specialized in counterterrorism and organized crime.  

Hamel will hold talks and bilateral meeting with Portuguese police and public security senior officials.

Hamel's visit to Portugal is part of strengthening cooperation and partnership between both countries' police in fields of common interests, particularly training. 

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Sunday, 27 November 2016 16:50

Police chief on working visit to Portugal

ALGIERS- Director General of National Police, Major General Abdelghani Hamel will pay a working visit to Portugal as from Sunday, said the Directorate General of National Police (DGSN) in a statement.

Hamel will hold discussions with senior police officers of Portugal, focusing mainly on ways and means to strengthen cooperation between the two countries, said the statement.

The Police chief, accompanied by a large delegation, will also visit several operational centres of Portuguese police, the Higher Institute of Police Sciences and Internal Security as well as the intervention units specialized in the fight against terrorism and organized crime, added the statement.

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DOHA – Algeria and Qatar signed Monday in Doha an agreement on the experience sharing and coordination between the two countries in the security field, particularly in the fight against organized and cross-border crime.

The agreement was inked by Minister of Interior and Local Authorities Noureddine Bedoui and Qatar's Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani.

The Director General of National Police, Major General Abdelghani Hamel, who is accompanying Bedoui in his working visit to Qatar, attended the signing ceremony.

In a statement to the press at the end of the signing ceremony, Bedoui underlined that "the security agreement will give new impetus to cooperation between the two countries in various areas related to security in all its aspects."

"The scourge (organized crime) knows no borders, hence the need for cooperation between the security services of the two countries in the exchange of information and experience in various fields, including training," added the minister.

The signing of the agreement is in line with the directives of the leaders of the two countries, President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, said the minister.

Following the signing ceremony, Bedoui visited the museum of Qatar's Interior Ministry.

The Interior minister started Sunday a working visit to Qatar, during which he visited the Information Systems Department, coming under Qatar's Ministry of Interior, and attended Monday the official opening of the International Exhibition of Homeland Security, Milipol Qatar 2016."

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WASHINGTON- The General Director of National Police Major General Abdelghani Hamel took part Friday in New York at the first UN Chiefs of Police Summit, a meeting focused on the fight against crime and terrorism.

Hamel participated in this unprecedented summit, sponsored by the UN, with senior police leaders representing over 100 countries.

The meeting opened on Friday by Jan Eliasson, the UN Assistant Secretary-General, focuses on the major challenges of peacekeeping in a context marked by a rise of illegal trafficking and terrorist threats.

Hervé Ladsous, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations mentioned t the opening of the summit the contributions of the member states to support the UN police on the ground.

The United Nations police which include some 14,000 members, show significant needs in capacity and resources enabling it to carry out its missions, according to the UN Organization.

New York Summit will issue recommendations which will be taken into account in the coming report of the UN Chief on the UN Police to be released late 2016.

A roadmap will also be drafted to allow the follow-up of the UN Police initiatives.

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ALGIERS- The Director General of the National Security (DGSN), Major General Abdelghani Hamel will take part on 2 and 3 June, in the UN headquarters in New York, in the first summit of police chiefs and thus, on the invitation of the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, said the General Directorate of National Security.

General Major Hamel, who will accompanied by a large delegation, will present the experience of the Algerian police in terms of the strengthening of police cooperation mechanisms on the regional, territorial and international levels. It will particularly include the African mechanism for police cooperation (AFRIPOL), considered as an effective operational model for law enforcement bodies’ security efforts.

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ALGIERS- Police Chief, Major General Abdelghani Hamel called, Monday in France, for greater cooperation and coordination between the bodies in charge of enforcing the law for effective fight against terrorism and extremism, said the Directorate General of National Police (DGSN) in a statement.

Speaking at a conference on "Algerian Police's experience in the fight against terrorism and extremism," held as part of the Forum of the French National Police College, Major General Hamel underlined the importance of such meetings between experts on the scourge of terrorism, and called for greater cooperation and coordination between the different law-enforcement bodies in the fight against the root causes of extremism."

The Police Chief hailed the level of security cooperation between the police institutions of the two countries, and insisted on the need to "involve all the sections of the society, including citizens, the civil society and the media."

Hamel also underlined the importance of the measures taken as part of the Algerian approach to the fight against terrorism and extremism.

The Conference was attended by several experts, senior executives and students of the French National Police College.

During the Conference,

 

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ALGIERS-Police Chief, Major General Abdelghani Hamel expressed, Thursday in Algiers, Algerian Police "readiness" to cooperate with the German police to find a solution to the issue of the Algerians residing illegally in that country.

"The Algerian Police is ready to cooperate with the German Police to find a technical solution to the issue of the Algerians residing illegally in Germany," said Hamel at the end of the audience he granted to German Federal Police Chief Dieter Romann.

He said that the "technical solution" consists in the "readmission," adding that the two sides have signed agreements in this regard.

Hamel added that cooperation between the Algerian and German police encompasses exchange of information and expertise as well as training, especially in the new methods of fight against crime, cybercrime and cyber-terrorism.

In this regard, his German counterpart proposed to hold a joint exercise between the two special forces, said the Police chief.

For his part, the German Police chief dubbed bilateral cooperation "very good," adding that it can be further strengthened.

He underlined that the fight against cross-border and transnational crime, the fight against terrorism and the protection of human lives are fields that "should be examined on the basis of mutual trust."

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