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Core Group

ENLETS and its Core Group (CG) act as the hub at the EU level, and the NCPs sit on the spokes radiating out to the MS. If the Core Group is the hub of the wheel, the NCPs provide the spokes that radiate out. The NCPs help filter down the core themes of the networkIf the Core Group is the hub of the wheel, rk

National Contact Points

ENLETS was founded in 2008 during the French Presidency following council conclusions. ENLETS is a sub-group of the Law Enforcement Working Party reporting to the Standing Committee of Operational Coordination and Internal Security (Cosi). The ambition was to establish a stronger connection between law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and innovative technologies.

NCP

Poland

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

Portugal

Spain

Name

Ministry of Interior

Amador de los Rios Street, 7, 28010, Madrid, Spain

France

Belgium

Name

Belgian Federal Police  – Direction of the Special Units

2, Avenue de la cavalerie – B-1040   BRUXELLES

Contact

www.police.be/

Netherlands

Switzerland

Name

Federal Office of Police

Bundesamt für Polizei Guisanplatz 1A CH-3003 Bern, Switzerland

Italy

Germany

Austria

Slovenia

Name

Ministry of the Interior

Štefanova 2, 1501 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Croatia

Name

Ministry of Interior (MOI)

Ulica grada Vukovara 33, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Contact

www.mup.gov.hr

Slovakia

Czech Republic

Name

Police Presidium of the Czech Republic

Strojnicka 27, 170 89 Prague 7, Czech Republic

Contact

www.policie.cz

Romania

Bulgaria

Name

Ministry of Interior

29, 6-th September str., Sofia 1000, Bulgaria

Contact

www.mvr.bg/en 

Greece

Cyprus

United Kingdom

Name

Home Office

2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF

Ireland

Denmark

Latvia

Name

State Police of Latvia

Čiekurkalna 1.līnija 1, K-4, Riga, Latvia, LV 1026

Contact

www.vp.gov.lv

Estonia

Norway

Sweden

Finland

Name

Ministry of the Interior Finland

Kirkkokatu 12, Helsinki

Luxembourg

Cyprus

Core Group

Portugal

Spain

Name

Ministry of Interior

Amador de los Rios Street, 7, 28010, Madrid, Spain

France

Luxembourg

Belgium

Name

Belgian Federal Police  – Direction of the Special Units

2, Avenue de la cavalerie – B-1040   BRUXELLES

Contact

www.police.be/

Netherlands

United Kingdom

Name

Home Office

2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF

Germany

Czech Republic

Name

Police Presidium of the Czech Republic

Strojnicka 27, 170 89 Prague 7, Czech Republic

Contact

www.policie.cz

Italy

Romania

Finland

Name

Ministry of the Interior Finland

Kirkkokatu 12, Helsinki

Technology Interest Groups - TIGs

Internet Investigation

Digital Workplace

Public Order

C-UAS

Financial Investigation

ENLETS Internet Investigation: Key Information

TIG Chair:

Natalie van de Waarsenburg

Group Members:

75+

Countries:

16

TIG Support:

Steven Ormston

The internet plays a crucial part in most modern crimes. Gathering Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and connecting the dots from various data sources is critical in supporting investigations. The Internet Investigation group collaborates to share best practices, ideas and insights from many experienced practitioners from around the EU. The Internet Investigation TIG is headed by a forerunner group that have helped chair, Natalie van de Waarsenburg, set this year’s priorities. Currently, the group is focused on several pivotal topics that contribute to many policing and law enforcement areas but are hugely important to Internet Investigations. These include AI and Policing, deepfakes and synthetic media. To complement understanding and knowledge, the group is interested in the tools available to support LEAs. Moreover, as well as the technological aspects, the group, focuses on training courses available across the EU – hoping to share overviews and feedback through the community.

ENLETS Digital Workplace: Key Information

TIG Chair:

Edwin Delwel

Group Members:

100+

Countries:

19

TIG Support:

Steven Ormston

The Mobile Solutions TIG discussed future collaboration in the Mobile Technology area. The conversations concluded in broadening the group’s scope to reflect the changing operational environment of policing. Technical developments concerning improvements within the police and border services are increasingly affecting LEAs present focus on working “mobile”. The difference between working mobile and working at a fixed workplace is no longer relevant. From a user’s perspective, there is a need for an integrated, consistent operational working environment available everywhere and anytime

A challenge facing law enforcement is integrating the latest technology seamlessly into the working environment. These tasks continue to place high demands on Mobile Application Teams – their resourcefulness, creativity – and consequently the cooperation and cross border discussions. The TIG Chair, Edwin Delwel, has also discussed this with Patrick Padding, ENLETS core group leader. From these talks, it was clear that ENLETS’ Core Group would welcome a perspective change and adjustment of the scope and direction of the TIG. In line with these talks, we are taking the next step and can confirm that: ENLETS Mobile Solutions TIG is now ENLETS Digital Workplace TIG.

ENLETS Public Order: Key Information

TIG Chair:

Jakub Gorczyński

Group Members:

17

Countries:

10

TIG Support:

Natalia Jarmuzek-Troczynska

The Public Order TIG is the newest in the ENLETS portfolio. The group has recently formed to help consolidate understanding multiple approaches and methodologies used across the EU to keep public spaces secure and citizens safe. The Public Order TIG encompasses the spirit of ENLETS to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and best practices, stimulating cooperation among relevant groups and networks. Besides, the group is working towards several key objectives: establishing a landscape on the current state of play in the EU for broad public order topics, defining and systemising the gaps and needs of LEAs and identifying technological innovations and methods to support officers in their duties.

ENLETS Counter-UAS: Key Information

TIG Chair:

Dr Jarmo Puustinen

Group Members:

30

Countries:

16

TIG Support:

Edyta Pazura-Umecka

The Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems TIG is a continuation of an earlier group dedicated to Drone technology. The group is supported by an Advisory Board made up of representatives of DG HOME of the European Commission (Unit D.2 Counter Terrorism).

Like the other TIGs, the principal objectives are to help share best practices, ideas, and insights across the EU, supporting continuous improvement across Europe. Specifically, providing the European LEAs with practical knowledge of innovative technology for countermeasures in the fields of (1) detection and identification and (2) safe zone and neutralisation.

The group is currently working towards an Industry Day to share identified technologies with practitioners.

ENLETS Financial Investigation: Key Information

TIG Chair:

Jack de Kort

Group Members:

110+

Countries:

20

TIG Support:

Bartosz Kożuch

The group was co-founded with ENFIN – the European Network Financial Investigations – and brings together practitioners from around Europe to work on Financial Investigation related topics. The sessions organised through this TIG are broad, covering several key aspects related to modern financial crimes; including cryptocurrencies and digital forensics. The group has a wide-ranging interest in several critical points. Namely: Money flows and criminal payment transfers, legal frameworks, supportive technology innovations, money laundering indicators, the seizure and confiscation of illicit assets. The group collaborates with a sustainable vision of continued dialogue that fosters the sharing of best practices, working methodologies, and the latest trends and concerns.

History

ENLETS was founded in 2008 during the French Presidency and is a subgroup of the Law Enforcement Working Party (LEWP) reporting to the Standing Committee of Operational Coordination and Internal Security (COSI). The ambition was to establish a stronger connection between law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and innovative technologies.

ENLETS’s main goal is to operationally strengthen Law Enforcement (Police) with the use of modern technology and development by exchanging information, experience and knowledge on a practical communication level.

In 2012 new vigour was brought into the group by establishing a Core Group (CG) and CG leader to steer the network daily and by refreshing the vision and mission of ENLETS.

Since 2014 ENLETS has received direct grants from the European Commission’s DG Home. The first of these was in 2014 as the ‘ENLETS Disseminates Best Practices’.

The next grant was given in 2016 for a two-year project ‘ENLETS Security, Technology and Procurement’.

ENLETS started its third effort following a new grant. This time DG Home provided funding for the three years. The ENLETS Technology Programme (ETP) started.

The ETP continues, but the COVID pandemic makes activities challenging as the model for meetings was most often physical sessions.

The Polish Platform for Homeland Security is appointed as the designated Secretariat. The increased capacity and experience of PPHS allows ENLETS to trigger an online model for regular meetings and renewed energy to counter the loss of momentum caused by the pandemic.

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