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2019 Memorandum of Understanding on Education and Training

The National Police Agency (ROC), Central Police University and the University of Southern Mississippi (USA) Signed Memorandum of Understanding on Education and Training

In order to intensify our country’s Anti-terrorist and Crowd Gathering Security Abilities of Large Sports Events, the National Police Agency, Ministry of the Interior (ROC), Central Police University and the University of Southern Mississippi (USA) signed Memorandum of Understanding on Education and Training.

Under the witness of the Deputy Minister of the Interior, Chen Tsung-yen, the National Police Agency, Central Police University and the University of Southern Mississippi jointly signed the MOU in the International conference hall of CPU Science building at 9:30 AM on March 5th, 2019. We could master new trends of security and manifest our capability to integrate into international community through sharing safety maintenance experiences of hosting large-scale activities.

Deputy Minister Chen expressed during his speech that National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security of the University of Southern Mississippi is the leading center worldwide in the field of training and capacity building of crowd security in large events. This time the National Police Agency of the practical field and Central Police University with rich academic theory had successfully consult education training courses and jointly sign the MOU with the University of Southern Mississippi, which has frequent interaction among international community and the field of industry- government-university. We believe the three parties can have more substantial cooperation and development in the future. Moreover, it can establish another epochal milestone for future education and training methods in our country.

Director-general Chen of the National Police Agency indicated that a project meeting was held after the MOU signing. The National Police Agency also arranged Mr. Louis Marciani, director of National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security of the University of Southern Mississippi, to visit our national anti-terrorism training center, and Kaohsiung National Stadium so as to learn about the facilities and their training courses for future substantive cooperation.

The MOU includes a series of terrorism and counter-terrorism education and training courses. These courses will benefit our country’s law enforcement, security and intelligence agencies in handling sports safety and maintenance. It will certainly strengthen our country’s anti-terrorism and crowd gathering security abilities of large sports events.

After the signing of Memorandum of Understanding, Mr. Louis Marciani, director of National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security of the University of Southern Mississippi, gave a keynote speech on "Building the Police Capacity of Safety Maintenance of Large-Scale Activities". More than 250 participants, which consisted of officers, teachers and students of the Ministry of the Interior and Central Police University, had responded enthusiastically.

President of the Central Police University, Li Wen-ming, expressed that we hope to be more in line with international standards, enhance academic exchanges, and increase the benefits of substantive interaction through mutual communication. At the same time, we will also cooperate with the planning of the National Police Agency to provide relevant curriculums, teachers, facilities and venues to assist with holding training matters, with a view to enhancing professional knowledge and skills, and to contributing to the community and the country.

Our country is willing to share experiences of handling the safety maintenance of large-scale international events, and to communicate with other countries on relevant issues. We also hope to take this opportunity to demonstrate the strength of Taiwan's integration with the international community. We believe that the future policing cooperation between Taiwan and the United States could be deepened and developed by signing the MOU.