The US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in charge of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Tobin Bradley, Thursday, December 1 hailed the Directorate of Criminal Investigations for taking a leading role in the fight against terrorism, violent extremism and transnational organized crimes in the region.
Bradley said this while on a high-profile visit to the DCI, where the DCI Chief Mohamed Amin hosted him and his delegation.
He also visited police headquarters and met Inspector General of police Japhet Koome and the National Police Service College in Kiganjo where he met commandant Bruno Shioso.
He pledged support for various units in the service.
The high-ranking U.S. official recognized the joint areas of collaboration that the two countries have had over the years adding that the partnership had borne the desired results not only within our borders but also across the region.
While acknowledging that rapid globalization due to technological advancement had always put criminals ahead of investigative agencies, the official pledged more support to the Directorate, especially in Financial Intelligence.
This will enhance the skills of detectives in detecting financial transactions that may involve tax evasion, money laundering, and financing of criminal and terrorist organizations among other crimes that are gaining currency globally.
Amin thanked Bradley for his visit and the US government for the immense support that it had extended to the DCI over the years, especially in training, provision of specialized equipment, and logistical support among others.
Amin acknowledged the support accorded to the DCI-Anti Terrorism police unit, Anti Narcotics Unit, the Child Protection Unit, Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau and the Cyber Forensic Units where more than 150 officers had received specialized training locally and in the US in diverse forensic fields.
Amin led his guest on a tour of the recently launched DCI National Forensic Laboratory, where he visited various forensic units including the Biology, Chemistry and Fingerprint units.
The visit by the Assistant Secretary of State comes soon after another high-profile visit by the Federal Bureau of Investigations Assistant Director Raymond P. Duda early last month, who also pledged more closer ties between the Directorate and the FBI in the future.
Various governments are helping in equipping the laboratory for better delivery of service.