FBI takes over Tallinn hotel

  • 2007-09-19
  • By Joel Alas
TALLINN - Some of the world's top law enforcement officials gathered in Tallinn on Sept. 17 - 18 for a conference of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.
Yet unlike recent visits by high-profile dignitaries, the conference did not prompt a massive security crackdown. Only a handful of extra duty officers were placed at the Olympia Hotel conference center 's after all, the building was already crawling with policemen.
The conference was attended by FBI director Robert S. Mueller, the United States' highest-ranking law enforcement officer, and his European counterpart Max-Peter Ratzel, chief of Europol.

They joined with 250 graduates of the FBI National Academy, which trains agents of both US and international law enforcement agencies.
Three Estonian police experts currently attend the academy's base in Budapest, and fourteen have previously attended. Kalle Laanet, the former Estonian police chief, is currently head of the Estonian chapter of the academy.

Delegates discussed issues such as organized crime, forensic science and developments in cyber crime.