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.
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."
CONSTANTINE-Two policemen were injured Sunday evening in a terrorist attack on the 13th urban police station of the province Constantine (400 km east of Algiers) in Bab El Kantara district, the province's police department told APS.
The victims suffer "minor" wounds and have been admitted to the emergency services of Benbadis university hospital to receive necessary healthcare, said the source.
A terrorist attack targeting the 13th urban police station of the province of Constantine was foiled Sunday in the early evening, said the Directorate General of National Police (DGSN)
"A policeman, who was in front of the police station located under in a building with dozens of families, counterattacked vigorously and heroically after several warnings, and precisely targeted the explosive belt worn by a terrorist," stated the source.
A security perimeter has been set up and the public prosecutor's office immediately opened an investigation.
ALGIERS-Cooperation between the Algerian and Swiss police in training was the focus of a meeting Wednesday between the Director General of the National Police Major General Abdelghani Hamel and Switzerland's ambassador to Algiers Muriel Berset Kohen, announced the Directorate General of the National Police (DGSN) in a communiqué.
Both parties broached "the means to strengthen multifaceted cooperation between both countries' police, notably training and participation to scientific meetings and conferences," stated the source.
The meeting allows both parties to discuss "the means to strengthen the exchange of experience and expertise, and to improve the operational performance to face all kinds of criminality," said the source.
MADRID (Spain)- The Director General of the Spanish Police, German Lopez Iglesias hailed Wednesday, in Madrid (Spain), the close cooperation with the Algerian police in the fields of counter-terrorism and organized transnational crime.
The chief of the Spanish Police, who co-chaired along with the Director General of national Police (DGSN) Abdelghani Hamel a high-level meeting, highlighted “the very close ties between the two countries’ police” notably in some areas such as the fight against terrorism and transitional organized crime.
This meeting, which is taking place in a regional and international context that requires the strengthening of cooperation in the fields of exchange of information, experiences, and expertise allowed the director general of the Spanish police to highlight Algeria’s strategic role in stabilizing the entire region.
For his part, Major General Hamel explained, in his speech, the Algerian police’s approach, which allowed achieving “noticeable results” thus becoming a “key player,” willing to share its experience and bring its support to international police action in order to “effectively fight against terrorism, transnational organized crime in all its forms.”
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.
ALGIERS- The Secretary General of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers (AIMC) Mohamed Benali Kouman affirmed that the Algerian police became “a reference” and is now the “object of admiration of Arab countries,” said Tuesday, the General Directorate of National Police (DGSN) in a communiqué.
During a visit to facilities of the Algerian Police, such as the Command and Control Centre and the technical and scientific laboratory, Kouman said that the Algerian Police became “a reference.”
The Algerian Police’s experience which was “recently presented at the 36th Congress of Arab and Security Chiefs incurred the admiration of Arab countries, which earned it a privileged place among the countries,” he added.
The Secretary General of the AIMC said that the Algerian Police “made significant progress in terms of establishing many security concepts and in the respect for human rights,” concluded the communiqué.
ALGIERS- The Secretary General of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers (AIMC) Mohamed Benali Kouman hailed Monday, in Algiers, “the high level of professionalism of the Algerian Police in its fight against all forms of crimes and terrorism.”
During a visit to the Command and Control Centre of the General Directorate of National Police (DGSN), Kouman hailed the efforts made by the Command of the Algerian Police “for the development and the modernization of security services,” said the DGSN in a communiqué.
After underlining that the Algerian Police became a pioneer in raising awareness and in the protection of human rights, the Secretary General of the AIMC recalled that “its effective role in strengthening the means of police cooperation in regional and international meetings.”
During this visit, Kouman enquired about the various departments of the Control and Command Centre, where detailed explanations were given to him on its role in the management and distribution of police training, in charge of the prevention and the fight against crimes and traffic control, and the use of smart technologies in the fight against all kinds of crimes.
ALGIERS- the Director General of National Police, General Major Abdelghani Hamel offered Saturday, in Algiers, the Scouts Medal of Honour, which was awarded to him by the Algerian Muslim Scouts (SMA), to the President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, as a sign of gratitude to the “particular interest he gives to youth to protect them from social scourges.”
The Director General of the National Police handed over the Scouts Medal of Honor to the advisor to the Presidency of the Republic, Saadeddine Nouiouat.
“I dedicate this medal, which was awarded to me in its first edition, by the SMA movement to the President of the Republic, as a sign of gratitude for the particular interest that he grants to the youth to protect them from various social scourges, in this era marked by globalization and new forms of criminality.”
After thanking the SMA movement for this initiative, the General Major hailed “the important efforts made the movement to inculcate the values of citizenship, sacrifice and discipline among youth.”
General Major Hamel expressed his wish to see the SMA movement “stand against criminal networks, particularly those exercising in the field of drug trafficking, of which youth are the primary target.”
ALGIERS- The head of Criminal Investigation Department at the Directorate General of National Police (DGSN), Ali Ferrag called, Wednesday in Algiers, for a coordinated joint action to develop a comprehensive and unified vision against crime and security challenges.
"We need a coordinated joint action for the development of a comprehensive and unified vision based on a common approach that encompasses all aspects to combat crime and cope with the new security challenges," said Ferrag, who is representing the Police Chief, Major General Abdelghani Hamel, at the 8th Meeting of the heads of INTERPOL National Central Bureaus for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
He added that Algeria, which has made significant progress in the fight against the different forms of transnational crimes, especially terrorism, has made huge efforts, and will continue to do so, for the strengthening of security and stability.
"Aware of the need to strengthen international cooperation and coordination in the exchange of information and expertise at the bilateral and multilateral levels under the supervision of Interpol, the DGSN assigned the Interpol national central bureau to the key role of exchanging criminal databases, supporting criminal investigations and strengthening operational capacities," he added.
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.
ALGIERS- Director General of the National Police Major General Abdelghani Hamel stressed, by virtue of the official directives to all the Police services, the imperative to continue the preventive action for the road’s users to reduce road accidents.
According to a report prepared by the communication committee of the General Directorate of the National Police (DGSN) on the preventive efforts made by the police services since the beginning of 2016 as part of the road safety, a drop in road accidents has been recorded in the urban zones thanks mainly to the efforts of the Police services in this field.
The document emphasized the role of the road users for their ongoing awareness which has positively had an impact on their behaviour, said the source.
The role of the civil society, scientific research and information in the broadening of the areas of prevention was also underlined by the document.
The report dubbed “encouraging” the statistics of 2014 and 2015, hence the need to intensify the preventive action during 2016, marked by a national coordination of expanded efforts to reduce road accidents thanks to the strategy adopted by the National Centre of Prevention and Road Safety (CNPSR).
ALGIERS-Niger's Minister of State, Minister of Interior, Public Security, Decentralization and Customary and Religious Affairs Mohamed Bazoum hailed Algeria's "prodigious efforts" in the field of security.
While visiting the Commandment and Control Center of the General Directorate of the National Security (DGSN), Bazoum said that Algeria has made "prodigious efforts" to secure property and persons through new technologies like the optical fibre.
"I am very impressed by what I have been seen in this center and I could hardly have thought that such a level of performance and security can be achieved in the province of Algiers and nationwide," he stressed.
During his visit, the Niger's official received explanations about the missions and the action of the center and inquired about the control system via surveillance cameras in Houari Boumediene international airport and sports facilities, the regulation of road traffic and the fight against crime.
ALGIERS- Tunisian Minister of Interior, Hedi Medjdoub paid a visit Thursday, in Algiers, to the National Security’s Command and Control Centre with the minister of interior and local authorities, Noureddine Bedoui, and the Director General of National Security, Major General Abdelghani Hamel.
During this visit, senior executives of the General Directorate of the National Security (DGSN) gave the Tunisian Minister explanations on the missions and functioning of the centre, such as the control of the Houari Boumediene International airport and sports infrastructures, the control of road traffic and the fight against criminality.
The Tunisian minister also followed, via teleconference, the work in the operations room of the security of the province of Blida and the ongoing preparations to ensure the game scheduled for Friday between the national football team and its Ethiopian opponent at the Mustapha Tshaker stadium.
ALGIERS- Algeria will host Monday the 5th General Assembly of Kigali International Conference Declaration, which coincides this year with the celebration of the International Women's Day.
As part of the strengthening of African police cooperation, the Directorate General of National Police will organize the 5th General Assembly of Kigali International Conference Declaration at Al Mithak Residence in Algiers on 7 and 8 March.
The meeting will be devoted to the role of security services in combating violence against women and girls.
The holding in Algeria of this major international meeting shows its commitment to the promotion of women's rights and its support to all regional and international efforts aiming at ending violence against women, a scourge affecting many societies around the world despite the progress achieved in the emancipation of women throughout history.
The meeting will be marked by the presence of national and international personalities, in addition to representatives of African police services, African Union and the United Nations agencies in Algiers, including the UN Women, as well as representatives of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
It will be an opportunity to exchange information and experience in the fight against violence against women and girls and to present the reforms launched to that end by the African security services.
ALGIERS- The visit of the Director General of the National Police (DGSN) Major General Abdelghani Hamel to Germany was an opportunity to enquire about the experience of the German Police, notably in terms of training and fight against crime, said Thursday a communiqué of DGSN.
Hamel visited Thursday in Berlin, several structures of police specialized in training and others coming under the scientific and technical police as well as the services specialized in the fight against crime in all its forms, said the source.
On this occasion, Major General Hamel and the delegation which accompanied him were given detailed explanations on the different techniques and modern logistics equipment adopted by the German police in terms of training, rehabilitation, scientific and technical police and fight against crime in all its forms.
At the end of his visit to these infrastructures, Hamel said that his visit to Germany was an opportunity to enquire about “the experience of the German Police and their modern and developed methods,” which will allow “the Algerian Police to strengthen their experience and consolidate their performance in terms of preserving security and fighting crime in all its forms so that to guarantee the security of citizens and their property.”
ALGIERS- Director General of National Police (DGSN) Major General Abdelghani Hamel will participate, on Tuesday in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), in the works of the 4th ad-hoc committee meeting of the establishment of the African Police Cooperation Mechanism (AFRIPOL), said the national directorate of the National Police in a communiqué.
The 4th Ad-hoc committee meeting must “lead to the completion of the ongoing process, notably the fundamental texts allowing the establishment of the operationalization process of AFRIPOL,” added the source.
Several officials of African Regional Police Organizations, as well as representatives of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), will attend this meeting.
ALGIERS- Police Chief Major General Abdelghani Hamel presented, Sunday in Qatar, the “distinguished” Algerian experience in the field of security, describing it as a “model to follow,” said the Directorate General of National Police (DGSN).
During the first day of his visit to Qatar at the head of a delegation that includes police top executives, Major General Hamel broached the “distinguished” Algerian experience that he described as “a model to follow in the field, particularly in matters of the fight against drug trafficking, organized crime and criminality in all its forms,” added the source.
The DGSN highlighted the importance of the exchange of experiences between the Algerian and Qatari police, underlining that the two parties convened to continue the regular contacts for the reinforcement of cooperation ways and the promotion of security services for the citizens.
On this occasion, the Algerian delegation was received by the Qatari Prime Minister, Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani with whom it reviewed issues of bilateral cooperation between the police of both countries, added the communiqué.
The two sides agreed to continue regular contacts in view of strengthening the bilateral cooperation and improving services in the security field.
ALGIERS- 176 people were killed and 4326 others injured in 3683 road accidents recorded in urban areas during the first quarter of 2015, said Wednesday a toll of the General Directorate of National Police (DGSN).
According to the same source, “96.96% of these accidents are related to human factor.”
Concerning the measures taken by the police services in charge of road safety, 16,275 offences were recorded along with the impoundment of 5,676 vehicles.
Furthermore, 212.187 fixed-fines and the withdrawal of 51,521 licenses were recorded.
The DGSN calls road users to be “more careful and vigilant and respect the Highway Code in order to preserve the safety of all.”
ALGIERS- Director General of National Police (DGSN) Major General Abdelghani Hamel has called Wednesday in Algiers to step up efforts for the creation of the African police cooperation mechanism AFRIPOL in order to enhance the fight against crime in all its forms.
In his address at the 3rd meeting of AFRIPOL Ad Hoc Committee, the Police chief underlined that the fight against the different forms of crime requires "the strengthening of regional and international cooperation instruments and the development of capacities, methods and means."
Major General Hamel emphasized the urgent need to create AFRIPOL, given the persistence of security threats and challenges in the African continent."
"This meeting is decisive as it will help to include AFRIPOL's needs in the next budget of the African Union, with a view for its effective implementation in 2016. It will also allow defining draft action plans and programmes," he said.
Hamel also expressed "satisfaction" at the outcomes of the previous meetings since the endorsement of the concept paper and Algiers Declaration on the creation of AFRIPOL, which will be based in Algiers.
In this regard, the Police chief stressed the need to keep in mind that "AFRIPOL is an independent cooperation mechanism in charge of boosting African police cooperation."