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ASEANAPOL

INTRODUCTION


PREFACE
The first formal meeting of the Chiefs of ASEAN Police was held in Manila, Philippines on the 21 to 23
October 1981.
To discuss matters of law enforcement and crime control.
This annual meeting was called ASEANAPOL Conference.
The basic requirement for a country to become a member of ASEANAPOL is that the country shall
first be a member of ASEAN and the application shall be tabled at the conference for approval.
The members of ASEANAPOL were originally Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the
Philippines.
1984, Royal Brunei Police joined the conference for the 1st time.
1996, The Republic of Vietnam National Police joined the conference
1998, Laos General Department of Police and Myanmar police force joined the conference
2000, Cambodia National Police joined the conference
The current members of ASEANAPOL are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People Democratic
Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.


ASEANAPOL PERMANENT SECRETARIAT

History

The Secretariat of ASEANAPOL was on a rotational basis with member countries taking turns to host the
ASEANAPOL Conference and automatically assume the role of the secretariat for the current year.
The 25th Joint Communique signed by the ASEAN Chiefs of Police during the 25th ASEANAPOL
Conference held in Bali, Indonesia, expressly stated the need to establish a Permanent ASEANAPOL
Secretariat.
Objectives of the establishment of a Permanent Secretariat
To harmonise and standardise coordination and communication mechanisms amongst ASEAN
police institutions;
To conduct a comprehensive and integrative study concerning the resolutions agreed in the
ASEANAPOL Joint Communiqus
To establish a mechanism with responsibility to monitor and follow up the implementation of
resolutions in the Joint Communiqus; and
To transform the resolutions adopted in the Joint Communiqus into ASEANAPOL Plan of Action
and its work program
The working group which was set up to consider the viability of the permanent ASEANAPOL Secretariat
finalised that:
1.The Secretariat shall be administrated based on the Terms of Reference;
2.The Head of the Secretariat is an Executive Director and he is assisted by 2 Directors

The tenure of services are:
Executive Director - 2 years
Directors - 2 to 3 years
During the 29th ASEANAPOL Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2009, the Terms of Reference on
the establishment of ASEANAPOL Secretariat was endorsed. Kuala Lumpur was made the
permanent seat for the Secretariat.
The ASEANAPOL Secretariat was fully operational from the 1st January 2010.
GOVERNANCE


ASEANAPOL CONFERENCE
The Conference shall be held annually on a rotational basis amongst member countries. The
Conference will be attended by the Chiefs of Police.


ASEANAPOL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee shall comprise of Deputy Heads of delegation attending the annual
Conference.

The Executive Committee shall meet annually, immediately before the Conference.
The Executive Director of the ASEANAPOL Secretariat shall present a report of its activities,
including amongst others, issues on financial performance, procurement of works, supplies and
services and control and management of contracts, to the Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee shall provide a summary report of the activities of the Secretariat to the
Heads of Delegation at the Conference and at the Closing Plenary Session of the Conference.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Executive Director of the Secretariat shall be appointed by the ASEANAPOL Conference upon
nomination on a rotational basis in alphabetical order for a term of two years. The Executive
Director of the Secretariat shall be a Senior Police Officer of the rank of Colonel and above or its
equivalent. The Executive Director will be assisted by Director for Police Services and Director for
Plans and Programmes shall be a Senior Police Officer of the rank of Major and above or its
equivalent.
ASENAPOL CONFERENCE (since 1981)
1 21 - 23 OCTOBER 1981 MANILA PHILIPPINES
2 18 - 20 JUNE 1982 PATTAYA THAILAND
3 16 - 19 NOVEMBER 1983 JAKARTA INDONESIA
4 21 - 24 NOVEMBER 1984 KUALA LUMPUR MALAYSIA
5 07 - 09 NOVEMBER 1985 SINGAPORE SINGAPORE
6 11 - 13 NOVEMBER 1986 BANDAR SRI BEGAWAN BRUNEI
7 11 - 18 SEPTEMBER 1987 MANILA PHILIPPINES
8 14 -16 NOVEMBER 1988 CHIANG MAI THAILAND
9 1 - 6 NOVEMBER 1989 BALI INDONESIA
10 25 - 28 JULY 1990 KUALA LUMPUR MALAYSIA
11 5 - 9 MAY 1991 SINGAPORE SINGAPORE
12 3 - 5 OGOS 1992 BRUNEI BRUNEI
13 19 - 21 APRIL 1993 MANILA PHILIPPINES
14 1 - 5 MEI 1994 PHUKET THAILAND
15 21 - 25 MAY 1995 JAKARTA INDONESIA
16 26 - 30 MAY 1996 KUALA LUMPUR MALAYSIA
17 1 - 5 JUNE 1997 SINGAPORE SINGAPORE
18 24 - 27 MAY 1998 BRUNEI BRUNEI
19 26 - 28 APRIL 1999 HANOI VIETNAM
20 8 - 10 MAY 2000 YANGON MYANMAR
21 23 - 25 MAY 2001 VIENTIANE LAOS
22 28 - 30 MAY 2002 PHNOM PENH CAMBODIA
23 8 - 12 SEP 2003 MANILA PHILIPPINES
24 7 - 11 JUNE 2004 CHIANG MAI THAILAND
25 16 - 20 MAY 2005 BALI INDONESIA
26 22 - 26 MAY 2006 KUALA LUMPUR MALAYSIA
27 2 - 7 JUNE 2007 SINGAPORE SINGAPORE
28 25 - 29 MAY 2008 BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN BRUNEI
29 12 - 16 MAY 2009 HANOI VIETNAM
30 24 - 28 MAY 2010 PHNOM PENH CAMBODIA
31 31 2 JUNE 2011 VIENTIANE LAO PDR
32 22 24 MAY 2012 NAY PI TAW MYANMAR
33 21 23 FEB 2013 PATTAYA THAILAND
OBJECTIVES AND FUNCTIONS
OBJECTIVES
Ensure the effective implementation of all resolutions adopted at the ASEANAPOL Conferences;
Serve as a coordination and communication mechanism to allow members to establish and to
maintain all channels of interaction amongst members;
Foster mutual assistance and cooperation amongst members; and
Endeavour to increase regional cooperation efforts against transnational crime.

FUNCTIONS
Prepare and implement work plans for effective implementation of all the resolutions adopted in
the annual Joint Communiqus signed at the ASEANAPOL Conferences;
Facilitate and coordinate cross-border cooperation on intelligence and information sharing and
exchange;
Facilitate and coordinate joint operations and activities involving criminal investigations, the
building and maintenance of the ASEANAPOL database, training, capacity building, the
development of scientific investigative tools, technical support and forensic science;
Provide support and necessary assistance in organising the ASEANAPOL Conferences;
Submit on a quarterly basis to the Chiefs of ASEAN Police Forces proposals on all planned
programmed and activities to be carried out;
Prepare an annual report on its activities and expenditure to be presented to the ASEANAPOL
Executive Committee immediately before the ASEANAPOL Conference, and distributed to all
members and to the ASEANAPOL Conference; and;
Act as a custodian of all documents and records of ASEANAPOL