The education and training of the Police Staff on issues of addressing and combating trafficking is a priority in the framework of the actions of the «Triennial Project of Strategic and Operational Action Plan of the Hellenic Police» (2008-2010).
The Police Academy has included trafficking in human beings (combating - victim identification - assistance and protection of victims) in its curriculum at all educational levels (Schools of Policemen - Police Officers as well as sections of further training of police staff).
The staff of the Hellenic Police also attend educational seminars and conferences organized by competent state agencies and non-governmental organizations, concerning issues on victim identification, victims' specific treatment, and achieving constructive cooperation among bodies competent for the protection of victims, on an ongoing basis.
In October 2007, forty (40) operation policemen/-women were trained in matters related to addressing and combating trafficking. Speakers at the trainings included, expert policemen, public prosecutors, members of non-governmental organizations, the head of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Athens, and representatives of all competent Ministries. Similar training for 20 Police Officers was organized in 2008.
At the beginning of September 2008, another training course for 25 officials of the Hellenic Police, organized by the U.S.A. Embassy in Athens, took place, concerning the investigation of trafficking crimes.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of Greece, March 2009