INTERPOL National iARMS Training Course for Ivory Coast
From 30 to 31 October 2017, the INTERPOL Firearms Programme conducted a National iARMS Training Course for Ivory Coast. The training was attended by 20 officers representing various national law enforcement agencies. The objective of this training was to train participants in the effective use of the iARMS database and to promote the continuous use of the application.
Funded by the European Union, the INTERPOL Illicit Arms Records and tracing Management System (iARMS) is a platform that facilitates information exchange and investigative cooperation between law enforcement agencies in relation to the international movement of illicit firearms. Countries are encouraged to upload records of lost and stolen firearms in iARMS. Consequently, in the case of a recovered firearm, the database is queried and the country can identify when and where the firearm was diverted into illegal possession. Should the query does not generate a positive result, the user can send a request to the country of manufacture, country of last legal import (if marked on the firearm) and to any country that may be connected to the case.