CRIMLEA

Law enforcement capacity building in East Africa
2010/2017

Launched in 2010, the EU Critical Maritime Routes Law Enforcement Agencies (CRIMLEA) project aims to enhance maritime security of nine selected countries in the Western Indian Ocean by reinforcing the capacity of their law enforcement agencies, forensic examiners/officers, prosecutors and coastguards to effectively combat acts of piracy, armed robbery at sea and other maritime-based organized crime threats.

In its four first years of implementation, CRIMLEA I (2010-2014) has organised 30 training events attended by 294 participants. Training activities included courses on evidence preservation and collection, maritime crime scene investigation, interviewing techniques, presentation of evidence to courts, criminal intelligence data analysis, and IT forensic exploitation. A range of specialist equipment, including crime scene kits, mobile phone and Automated Fingerprint Identification System, were also supplied.

CRIMLEA II, launched in 2014, has maintained its focus on the range of competences addressed in the previous phase. In addition, further emphasis has been given to the financial dimension of investigations, in recognition of the role of money as the driving force behind organized crime activities.

In this regard, CRIMLEA II has also encouraged the interaction and information exchange between Financial Investigation Units (FIUs) and law enforcement agencies at national, regional and international level.

CRIMLEA is managed by INTERPOL and ran until June 2017.

For more information about the CRIMLEA project, visit the CMR Library.

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Regional Stakeholders

National AIS Network

Implementation of AIS coastal network in Kenya, with provision of server, transponders, antenna and web accessible core software to complement and enhance the existing coastal surveillance network and interagency cooperation.

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Regional AIS Server

Provision and support for a regional AIS server which will serve as the primary system for collecting, distributing, storing, and visualizing AIS data from the participating regional national AIS systems, subject to sharing agreements.

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VoIP

Expansion of existing VoIP network provided by MARSIC project; the provision will include additional equipment, maintenance and support for free voice call facility for each regional country to communicate between nominated maritime centers.

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Knowledge Platform

Implementation and management of a web-based platform, offering watch, wiki, discussion forum and presentation of project activities.

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