Meet our Cybercrime Good
Our Cybercrime Expert at EUPOL COPPS can easily exist described every bit ‘a smile in uniform’. Esther Sense, an experienced Law Officer from Germany, holding the rank of Chief Constabulary Investigator, joined EUPOL COPPS earlier this year and aside from her years of experience in her fields of expertise, has brought to the Mission a sunny demeanor that is a pleasure to witness daily. Esther is always ready with a kind discussion and a pleasant greeting, which of grade, fabricated our interview with her all the more pleasant. Tell us a little about yourself (nationality, professional groundwork and experience and expertise)I hail from Hannover, Germany. I joined the German Law Strength in 2001 and spent the first years of duty in the riot police force and carrying out patrol service. In 2008 I was seconded to 1 of the showtime, newly founded Cybercrime Units in Frg, where I was part of the team building the unit from scratch.From 2013 to 2016 I worked in an It-Development Department as a software developer for police related software.Since 2013 I have been seconded to the It-Forensic Department. First equally a regular Officer for IT-Forensics and since 2020, following a three year class at the federal CID and at university, I became a certified expert for Information technology-Forensic with specialisation in Linux and Car Forensics. Explicate your portfolio here at EUPOL COPPSI am seconded by Deutschland equally a Cybercrime Expert within the Police Advisory Section, and my direct counterpart is the Cybercrime Department of the Palestinian Ceremonious Police force. My portfolio seeks to support the PCP in their cybercrime endeavours, taking into account the many challenges they face, such as lack of updated equipment. I also back up them on a more holistic level, including raising awareness of cybercrime inside the population, a topic which is non only increasing in importance, but is ane which is of directly interest to the community as a whole. What exercise you enjoy most near forming function of EUPOL COPPS, and about working in the Region?Working with our counterparts, as well equally all Mission Members, and building friendships with such a various set of colleagues. Operating in a sensitive theatre such as ours, I feel very fortunate to witness dissimilar cultures in my daily life, and to telephone call this historically special place in the world home. It is a very special feel, and 1 which I appreciate daily. What are the challenges yous face, and how, in your view, may they be overcome?As with any other co-operative of the PCP, a number of political issues contribute towards the challenges faced in executing the PCP’s mandate on a daily ground. The Cybercrime Department is relatively new within the PCP, founded in 2013. In keeping with their mandate, the department works on a loftier technical level, which is hardly understandable for non-technical persons. Since digital bear witness becomes more and more of import for criminal investigations, I am of the view that this department needs to increase their capacities, particularly in the forensic lab, to ensure a proper and acceptable way of collecting evidence and to prevent illegal investigation methods. This has to be washed non only by expanding the working environment to debate the ascent numbers of cases in the Palestinian Territories, but also through constant training in investigation of digital evidence and data privacy to face the challenges that come with this very fast evolving and internationally linked field of police work. Esther, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with the PPIO Team. Your portfolio is indeed fascinating. Despite the challenges, keep up your positive approach and we are e’er on hand to go on to support your highly laudable efforts!
Encounter our Customs Policing Team
The Community Policing Team within the Police force Advisory Department hither at EUPOL COPPS is equanimous of two very experienced colleagues, hailing from Italy and Canada respectively. Pietro Tripodi, Sostituto Commissario della Polizia di Stato holds the mail of Community Policing Senior Advisor, and joined EUPOL COPPS in November 2021; whilst Sergeant Brian Lowe, Halton Regional Police force Service is our Community Policing Advisor and joined the Mission in Oct 2021. Whilst Pietro and Brian take had very diverse careers, the evident silver thread is their years of experience (over 70 years between them) in their respective Law forces, which in turn has enabled them to not only form an excellent squad, but to establish a stiff and fruitful working relationship with our local counterparts, as they successfully execute their mandate within the Mission. The Community Policing Team sabbatum downwardly with the PPIO Team and shared their experience within EUPOL COPPS. Tell united states of america a footling virtually yourself (nationality, professional background and experience and expertise)Pietro: I’m a Police Officer serving in the Italian State Police for the last 36 years. During my career I have held diverse roles, such every bit armed response patrol coiffure and supervisor, as function of United Nation Police in Kosovo and as part of the European External Action Service as a duty officeholder inside the Situation Room and at the Military Staff Watch Keeping Capability.Brian: I am seconded by the Majestic Canadian Mounted Police to this Mission. I concord a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, and have 35 years of policing feel and accept been involved in community patrol, investigations, SWAT, Explosive Disposal, Ground Search and Rescue and Marine Patrol. My skill set up includes planning, preparation, and operations of the various functions I take worked within. Explain your portfolio here at EUPOL COPPSPietro: Within the Mission I agree the mail service of Senior Constabulary Advisor for the Customs Oriented Law. In a nutshell the duties and responsibilities revolve around advising our counterparts inside the Palestinian Noncombatant Police the all-time manner to close the gap between the Police and gild as a whole. Not an easy task given our area of operation and its challenges, just we are fortunate to enjoy an first-class working relationship with our counterparts, both centrally and throughout the districts, which in plow enables u.s.a. to execute our mandate strategically and in partnership with the PCP.Brian: I am a Community Policing Advisor, and my part is to provide my PCP counterparts with strategic advice on Customs Policing operations and preparation. As Pietro has mentioned, our working human relationship with our local counterparts is a very fruitful one, and this thanks to our articulation efforts in establishing a solid ground for our partnership, which goes from strength to strength. What do you enjoy virtually about forming function of EUPOL COPPS, and near working in the Region?Pietro: Forming part of EUPOLCOPPS is a truly rewarding experience: The Mission is formed of colleagues from all effectually EU likewise equally from Contributing Countries. That creates a very unique “melting pot” in term of fields of expertise and personal experience. Within the EUPOLCOPPS Police Informational Department I have the pleasure to lead a Customs Policing team in which Brian, my Canadian colleague and friend, and I ensure that our duties and responsibilities run into the requirements of our straight counterparts, and that nosotros are able to positively contribute to the Customs Policing portfolio within the PCP. The articulate perception of everyday efforts by all Mission members in order to “brand a divergence” in working with our corresponding counterparts is what makes me proud to work in the Region.Brian: aside from our operational activities coming to fruition, what I value is the unique opportunity to encounter and work with then many colleagues and local citizens from a wide diversity of operational, national and cultural backgrounds. What are the challenges you face, and how, in your view, may they exist overcome?Pietro: It is evident that EUPOLCOPPS operates in quite a fragile and unique right in the center of the longest continuing conflict in history. That places on our shoulders the added responsibility to empathize the nowadays state of affairs and to do our utmost to collaborate closely with our local and international counterparts, cartoon from our personal experience and expertise, thus exchanging best practices and solid policing values, the ultimate goal being the edifice of a modern Police force enjoying the full trust of the society.Brian: Irresolute mindset in regard to adapting more customs policing approaches versus the traditional reactive “communicable bad guys” arroyo. While old school reaction to calls from the public yet forms a significant percentage of police work, getting ahead of bug in response to customs input and tackling problems in a collaborate multi-stakeholder approach is an constructive tool when added to the police “tool kit”. Pietro and Brian, give thanks y’all! The PPIO Squad is very pleased to back up your endeavours. Given that your portfolio is very closely linked to ours in terms of public perception and trust in the local Authorities, we await forward to our connected partnership on our projects. Continue up the skillful work and the fantabulous teamwork!