ARLEMP is a training program within the framework of the Regional Police Management Training Project, funded by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Dutch Police, for the purpose of capacity building for Asian law enforcement agencies to deal with non-traditional security issues and transnational crimes.
Over the past 13 years, the program has held 46 training courses for about 900 regional officials, and has actually become a prestigious law enforcement training program in the region. It has also helped to promote cooperation among police forces in the Asia-Pacific region.
The 47th course, themed “Transnational synthetic drugs”, runs from October 1 to 19 in Ho Chi Minh City. The program is a forum for police officers from different countries to meet, share their skills and experiences in drug prevention and control, as well as to build cooperation with colleagues among regional nations, which serves as a foundation to promote cooperation in the future.
Speaking at the event, Senior Colonel Vu Quoc Thang, Vice Director of the Office of the Police Investigation Agency, emphasized that drug abuse is a major threat to the whole society, harming health, undermining family happiness and leading to many other crimes. He also added that the fight against drug-related crimes was a challenging struggle.
Speaking to the participating police officers from 20 different countries, Senior Colonel Vu Quoc Thang highlighted the Vietnamese Government's policy on drug prevention and fight. He explained that drug prevention and control is always a key, urgent, frequent but long-time task. He emphasized that Vietnam takes a hard-line with drugs and wishes other countries in the region to have high determination to roll back drug-related crime and strive to build a drug-free region.
Senior Colonel Thang expressed his thanks to the Australian Government, the AFP, the Dutch Police and RMIT University for their support, and wished the course great success.
By Duy Tien