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Central African Police Chiefs Committee (CCPAC)


Yaoundé, Cameroon

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Short description

CCPAC focuses on a range of issues related to cross-border crime, including trafficking in women, children, and human body parts; ivory and drugs smuggling; armed robbery; terrorism; environmental crime; car theft; and cyber crime.


Although CEMAC provides some funding, the amount does not cover all operational activities. The 9th CCPAC meeting recommended that the respective national budgets include CCPAC’s operational activities. Members of CEMAC direct their contributions through that organization; however, the two non-CEMAC countries (the DRC and São Tomé and Príncipe) must do so separately, but have not done so regularly. There is reportedly always a discrepancy, sometimes significant, between the amounts budgeted by CEMAC and the amount effectively disbursed—the monies are never made fully available, although there is no official reason why this is the case.

CCPAC is a specialized body of CEMAC; however, it has two more members than CEMAC, i.e. the DRC and São Tomé and Príncipe. The eight members established CCPAC by resolution in Brazzaville in 1997.


8 members (all UN member states)

  • Current members*: Cameroon, CAR, Chad, Congo, DRC, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe (Bold: founding member, Grey: suspended member)
  • Former members: None
  • Membership pending: None

Overlapping memberships with other ROs

CCPAC members represent:

  • 6 of 6 CEMAC members
  • 8 of 10 CEEAC members
  • 1 of 19 COMESA members
  • 3 of 11 ICGLR members
  • 3 of 15 RECSA members

* Information accurate as of 19 April 2012

PoA Point of Contact

  • Emmanuel Assama
  • Head of Bureau, Permanent Secretary of CCPAC, INTERPOL Regional Bureau


PoA-related activities

In 2000 CEMAC made CCPAC one of its specialized bodies. The INTERPOL Regional Bureau in Yaoundé, Cameroon, serves as its Permanent Secretariat. It is the smallest of the four police chiefs organizations in Africa. Focusing on regional transnational crime, it has prepared instruments related to terrorism and the handing over of suspected criminals from one police service to that of another country. CCPAC planned information sharing and the coordination of activities as part of a concerted pan-regional effort to address the illicit accumulation and trafficking of firearms and explosive materials; however, this activity has not yet taken place. The region faces significant challenges because of a large influx of weapons from Libya to the Sahel region and related to the 2012 coup in Mali. In terms of weapons, there have been very limited successes.

PoA-related programmes and initiatives

PoA-relevant cooperation with other ROs

CCPAC has planned to undertake joint operations with EAPCCO under a pan-African initiative to strengthen regional cooperation on combating the illicit accumulation and trafficking of firearms and explosives in Africa; however, these have yet to take place. Recent attempts have been made to reinforce cooperation with ECOWAS.

Legally binding regional instruments

  • Convention entre les Etats Membres du Comité des Chefs de Police de L’Afrique Centrale en Matière de Lutte Contre le Terrorisme (2004)

Other official documents of interest

  • 11th African Police Chief Committee (CCPAC) Annual General Meeting of Ministers in Charge of Security, prepared remarks by INTERPOL secretary-general, Libreville, Gabon, 15 October 2010
  • Règlement N° 07/05-UEAC-057-CM-13 portant adoption de la Convention créant un Centre de Formation spécialisée en matière d’Enquête criminelle (2005)


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