TISPOL Roads Policing Seminar concludes in Germany

Published Sun, 22/09/2019 - 09:45

38 police officers from 18 European countries came together from 16th to 20th September for the third TISPOL Road Policing Seminar in Germany. Some participants were back for a sxecond time, giving some idea of the event's quality and relevance.

This year participants from the Netherlands (Raymond Veldhuizen, Vincent van Meerveld and Paul Bekkers) gave a lecture about notorious offenders in traffic and the way Dutch police officers handle this. Also a new developed way of information sent way of enforcement in speeding was very interesting for the participants to listen.

Ingolf Hubert and Torsten Michels from Police Trier and Mrs. Jacqueline Steuler from the criminal police bureau of Rhineland-Palatinate (all Germany) reported about drones and laser 3Dscanner at the accident recording. Due to the actuality of these themes, it was very interesting for all.

Chair of TISPOLs Tacho Web Group Sven Kilian reported about manipulations of digital tachographes and the problems to find software manipulations at the new Smart Tachograph.

Markus Neueder a participant from the Bavarian police reported about a project of the Bavarian police about traffic accident recording digital tracks and the currently limited possibilities of securing by the police.

Jürgen Berg and Andre Simon showed a presentation about combating illegal car racings in Germany.

And Markus Oppenhäuser from the police university of Rhineland-Palatinate reported about a brand new topic of education at the police university, the Virtual training in public policy and security. The participants of the Netherlands knew this Virtual training, because Dutch police use this too.

Overseas transports to Africa and their phenomena, so called Africa-Transports was the topic of Thorsten Kümmerling, traffic police department Mainz, who showed, how these transports are used to send waste illegal to Africa.

The absolute highlight has been an excursion to the Nürburgring and a Backstage Tour there. Unfortunately this tour was mostly outside and it had been about 8 degrees. But a look at the holy places of Nikki Lauda and Michael Schumacher and the possibility to stand on the winners podium has made up for this. For the motorsport fans in the group this trip has been probably a true dream.

The excursion was combined with a visit at a control of tuned cars at the police of Adenau.

At the end of the trip, the EDWARD Road Trip Team visited the group at the Nürburgring and took several photos and interviews for the Project Edward campaign.

Again all participants expressed the importance of practical exchange and all want to visit a TISPOL Seminar again.

The participants (from all ages up to 61 years) came from all areas of the police. 

The TISPOL Seminar organisation team enjoyed the mixed group and the fantastic mood during this week.