Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Twenty-three law enforcement officers from Australia, Asia and Europe are in Hà Nội for the next three weeks for the 44th Asia Region Law Enforcement Management Programme (ARLEMP).
The officers will study management, communication and cultural topics, and develop their skills in investigating transnational cybercrime, according to a press release issued by the Australian Embassy in Hà Nội on Tuesday.
ARLEMP is a long-term partnership between the Ministry of Public Security and the General Department of Police, Australian Federal Police and RMIT University in Việt Nam.
Originating in 2005, ARLEMP has become a flagship programme for emerging police managers and leaders in the region.
More than 870 law enforcement officers have graduated from the course since its inception and are working together to combat transnational crime in the Asian region.
All partners in the programme are committed to promoting cooperation between police agencies, searching for best practices and supporting information exchange.
The theme of the management programme is transnational cybercrime investigations.
Cyber crime is an emerging transnational organised crime that costs Australia an estimated AU$2 billion per year.
The main purpose of cybercrime investigation teams is to prevent, mitigate, investigate and prosecute cyber offences, and to deal with the intersection of crime and technology.
Cybercrime is directed at computing and communication technologies such as unauthorised access and modification or impairment of electronic communications or data.
With deepening globalisation, advances in the internet and digital communication, ease of international travel and growing integration of financial systems, cybercrime continues to be a global crime.
It is at the heart of many other crimes such as online fraud, including internet or email scams, online identity theft, online child exploitation and online intellectual property infringement.
ARLEMP 44 will host participants from Việt Nam, Australia, Cambodia, China, Hongkong - China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands and the UK. — VNS