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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Academy, a key player in crime investigation and law enforcement training, has joined the Interpol Global Academy Network as its 10th member.

What is the Interpol Global Academy Network?

  • It is an initiative launched by Interpol in 2019 to support Interpol in leading a global approach to law enforcement training.
  • The network aims to foster academic collaboration among law enforcement training institutions by developing and delivering joint training programmes and research projects, sharing best practices and resources, and facilitating the exchange of expertise and knowledge.
  • The network also seeks to promote academic excellence and innovation in law enforcement training by establishing quality standards, accreditation mechanisms, and recognition systems.

What is the CBI Academy?

  • The CBI Academy is a training institution for the CBI, which is the premier investigative agency of India.
  • The CBI Academy was established in 1996 and is located in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
  • It aims to attain higher levels of professionalism, impartiality, uprightness, and dedication to the service of the nation.
  • It conducts various training programmes on topics such as cybercrime, financial crime, counter-terrorism, environmental crime, anti-corruption, human rights, forensic science, etc.
  • It collaborates with foreign agencies and international organisations such as US Department of Homeland Security, French Embassy, and Interpol for joint training programmes and research project.
  • It has also established three Regional Training Centres (RTCs) at Kolkata, Chennai, and Mumbai to expand its training infrastructure and outreach.

Central Bureau of Investigation

  • The CBI was established in 1963 by a resolution of the Ministry of Home Affairs and later transferred to the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, currently functioning as an attached office.
  • Its establishment was recommended by the Santhanam Committee on Prevention of Corruption.
  • The CBI operates under the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act, 1946. It is neither a constitutional nor a statutory body.

It investigates cases related to bribery, governmental corruption, breaches of central laws, multi-state organized crime, and multi-agency or international cases.