Meet our Cybercrime Skillful
Our Cybercrime Skillful at EUPOL COPPS tin easily exist described every bit ‘a grin in uniform’. Esther Sense, an experienced Police force Officer from Deutschland, holding the rank of Principal Police Investigator, joined EUPOL COPPS earlier this year and bated from her years of feel in her fields of expertise, has brought to the Mission a sunny demeanor that is a pleasance to witness daily. Esther is always ready with a kind give-and-take and a pleasant greeting, which of course, fabricated our interview with her all the more pleasant. Tell us a piddling about yourself (nationality, professional person background and experience and expertise)I hail from Hannover, Germany. I joined the German Constabulary Force in 2001 and spent the first years of duty in the anarchism police and carrying out patrol service. In 2008 I was seconded to one of the first, newly founded Cybercrime Units in Germany, where I was part of the team building the unit of measurement from scratch.From 2013 to 2016 I worked in an It-Development Department as a software developer for law related software.Since 2013 I have been seconded to the It-Forensic Section. Start equally a regular Officeholder for IT-Forensics and since 2020, following a three year course at the federal CID and at university, I became a certified expert for Information technology-Forensic with specialisation in Linux and Machine Forensics. Explicate your portfolio hither at EUPOL COPPSI am seconded by Germany as a Cybercrime Adept inside the Police Advisory Section, and my direct counterpart is the Cybercrime Department of the Palestinian Ceremonious Law. My portfolio seeks to back up the PCP in their cybercrime endeavours, taking into account the many challenges they face, such every bit lack of updated equipment. I besides back up them on a more holistic level, including raising awareness of cybercrime inside the population, a topic which is non just increasing in importance, but is one which is of direct involvement to the community every bit a whole. What do you lot enjoy about about forming part of EUPOL COPPS, and nearly working in the Region?Working with our counterparts, equally well as all Mission Members, and building friendships with such a diverse fix of colleagues. Operating in a sensitive theatre such as ours, I feel very fortunate to witness different cultures in my daily life, and to call this historically special place in the globe home. It is a very special experience, and 1 which I appreciate daily. What are the challenges you face, and how, in your view, may they be overcome?Equally with any other branch of the PCP, a number of political issues contribute towards the challenges faced in executing the PCP’southward mandate on a daily basis. The Cybercrime Department is relatively new within the PCP, founded in 2013. In keeping with their mandate, the department works on a high technical level, which is hardly understandable for not-technical persons. Since digital show becomes more and more than important 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 exist washed not simply by expanding the working environment to debate the rising numbers of cases in the Palestinian Territories, but also through abiding preparation 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, continue upwards your positive approach and we are e’er on mitt to continue to support your highly commendable efforts!
Meet our Community Policing Team
The Community Policing Squad within the Constabulary Advisory Department here at EUPOL COPPS is composed of 2 very experienced colleagues, hailing from Italy and Canada respectively. Pietro Tripodi, Sostituto Commissario della Polizia di Stato holds the post 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 have had very various careers, the evident argent thread is their years of feel (over 70 years between them) in their respective Police force forces, which in turn has enabled them to not just grade an fantabulous team, 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 sat down with the PPIO Team and shared their experience within EUPOL COPPS. Tell us a piffling well-nigh yourself (nationality, professional groundwork and experience and expertise)Pietro: I’m a Police Officer serving in the Italian State Police for the concluding 36 years. During my career I have held various roles, such equally armed response patrol crew and supervisor, as part of United Nation Police in Kosovo and every bit part of the European External Action Service as a duty officer inside the Situation Room and at the Military machine Staff Picket Keeping Capability.Brian: I am seconded by the Royal Canadian Mounted Law to this Mission. I agree a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, and accept 35 years of policing experience and have been involved in community patrol, investigations, SWAT, Explosive Disposal, Ground Search and Rescue and Marine Patrol. My skill fix includes planning, training, and operations of the various functions I have worked within. Explain your portfolio here at EUPOL COPPSPietro: Inside the Mission I hold the mail service of Senior Constabulary Advisor for the Community Oriented Police. In a nutshell the duties and responsibilities revolve around advising our counterparts within the Palestinian Civilian Police the all-time way to shut the gap between the Police and guild as a whole. Non an easy job given our area of operation and its challenges, but nosotros are fortunate to relish an fantabulous working relationship with our counterparts, both centrally and throughout the districts, which in plow enables us to execute our mandate strategically and in partnership with the PCP.Brian: I am a Community Policing Advisor, and my office is to provide my PCP counterparts with strategic advice on Community Policing operations and training. As Pietro has mentioned, our working relationship with our local counterparts is a very fruitful one, and this thanks to our joint efforts in establishing a solid ground for our partnership, which goes from strength to strength. What exercise yous enjoy almost nearly forming office of EUPOL COPPS, and about working in the Region?Pietro: Forming role of EUPOLCOPPS is a truly rewarding experience: The Mission is formed of colleagues from all around Eu too as from Contributing Countries. That creates a very unique “melting pot” in term of fields of expertise and personal experience. Within the EUPOLCOPPS Police Advisory Section I have the pleasure to lead a Customs Policing squad in which Brian, my Canadian colleague and friend, and I ensure that our duties and responsibilities meet the requirements of our straight counterparts, and that we are able to positively contribute to the Community Policing portfolio inside the PCP. The clear perception of everyday efforts by all Mission members in club to “make a difference” in working with our respective 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 run into and piece of work with so many colleagues and local citizens from a wide multifariousness of operational, national and cultural backgrounds. What are the challenges you face, and how, in your view, may they be overcome?Pietro: It is evident that EUPOLCOPPS operates in quite a delicate and unique right in the eye of the longest continuing conflict in history. That places on our shoulders the added responsibility to understand the present state of affairs and to do our utmost to collaborate closely with our local and international counterparts, drawing from our personal experience and expertise, thus exchanging best practices and solid policing values, the ultimate goal beingness the building of a modern Police Force enjoying the total trust of the society.Brian: Changing mindset in regard to adapting more than community policing approaches versus the traditional reactive “catching bad guys” approach. While old school reaction to calls from the public still forms a significant percentage of police piece of work, getting alee of problems in response to customs input and tackling bug in a collaborate multi-stakeholder approach is an effective tool when added to the police “tool kit”. Pietro and Brian, thank you! The PPIO Squad is very pleased to support your endeavours. Given that your portfolio is very closely linked to ours in terms of public perception and trust in the local Regime, we look forward to our continued partnership on our projects. Keep up the good work and the excellent teamwork!