ROADPOL Trains 43 At Tachograph
Fraud & Manipulation Masterclass
11 APR - 43 police officers from all across Europe were trained at a ROADPOL Tachograph Fraud & Manipulation Masterclass.
The educational event was held in Cremona (22-25 March). It was funded by the European Commission under the project STRIDER II and it was logistically organized by the Italian State Police.
The Masterclass was focused on detecting malicious interventions on digital tachographs which are soon to completely replace the analogue ones as control devices in the European freight sector. The program included a presentation on the history of the tachographs from the analogue to the digital age by ROADPOL Tachograph Working Group (TWG) leader Sven Kilian of the Police of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Kilian also taught reading the tachograph technical data and shed light on practical cases of tachograph sealing.
Another key training on detecting tachograph technical manipulations was lead by ROADPOL TWG member Chief Inspector Frederic Martin, a National Coordinator on Tachograph Manipulation at the Belgian Federal Police. Further on Mr. Kilian held a session presenting latest amendments to the Mobility Package Regulation (No) 165/2014. The program included also a training on using the Internal Market Information System (IMI) on the posting of Workers within the European Union by Ms. Inès Maillart of the European Commission. The Masterclass also featured a presentation on the European Labour Authority's tasks and programs by Mr. Seamus Lynch of ELA.
The opening of the Masterclass was attended by the prefect of the Province of Cremona Corrado Conforto Galli, the province questor Michele Davide Sinigaglia, the chief of Traffic police of the Region of Lombardy Maria Dolores Rucci, the chief of Traffic police for the Province of Cremona Federica Deledda, who is also a ROADPOL Executive Committee and Council member, and representatives of other Cremonese civil and law enforcement authorities.
"Today we need to think in a European way: movement of goods is flowing daily, the circulation is free and this is a great sign of progress. But it also makes us come to terms with the risks and dangers that are incurred if the rules are not respected", Mrs. Deledda said. "The challenge is pan-European and for this reason there is a continuous exchange of information between all ROADPOL member states. It is necessary that through educational projects such as this one we enlarge our knowledge of new technologies for developing a real culture of safety on the roads of Europe", added Mrs. Deledda.
All trainees at the Masterclass received special certificates of participation and an encouragement to forward the lessons learned to their colleagues back at home.