A memorandum of cooperation between John Jay College of Criminal Justice at City University in New York and the Centre for Security Studies (KEMEA) in Greece was renewed on Tuesday, with the signatures of Greek Citizen Protection Minister Christos Papoutsis and John Jay College President Jeremy Travis. The memorandum extends cooperation between KEMEA and John Jay College that began in 2007, focusing on issues linked to cross-border threats. It calls for the joint organisation of laboratories, simulation exercises, seminars and conferences, including an international conference on security in Athens in 2014 and two seminars on "Migration and Security".
Also under the agreement, two police officers and two firemen are to receive additional training in the United States.
"This concersn the renewal of an extremely successful cooperation," Papoutsis said afterward, stressing that security went beyond national borders and could not be achieved without adequate knowledge of the international environment and international cooperation in all areas.
"Without excellent knowledge of scientific and technological developments, threats such as terrorism, narcotics, human trafficking and electronic crime that have become international will constitute a global threat," the minister underlined.