The French National Police of the French Ministry of Interior in collaboration with the French Embassy in Kathmandu provided training for Nepal Police officers on Investigation techniques to combat child sexual exploitation from.
The program was held at the Nepal Police Academy from March 14th until March 18th. Focused on different investigation techniques such as methods of interview (victim and offender), searches, dedicated forensic researches and cyber investigation, the training was first of its kind. Twenty Nepal police officers benefited from this training.
According to a press release issued by French Embassy, the closing ceremony was held on March 18th at the Nepal Police Academy. The certificates of completion were handed out by French Ambassador Yves Carmona in the presence of Acting Chief of Nepal Police and the Executive Director of Nepal Police Academy, Additional Inspector General Surendra Bahadur Shah, French Police Attaché Fabrice Grossir), and Deputy Inspector General Sudip Acharya. Also present was the specialized investigator and instructor from France, Sebastien Wong.
On the occasion, French Ambassador to Nepal Yves Carmona said, “ this is a first training organized by the French Embassy and the French Interior Ministry along with Nepal Police to combat sexual exploitation of children. This confirms our commitment to a common concern, protection of our children, and our mutual will to strengthen our bilateral police cooperation to achieve that goal.”
Acting Chief of Nepal Police, AIGP Shah thanked the French government and appreciated the efforts of the instructors. He remarked, “It was an important step for capacity building”