The West African Police Information System (WAPIS) project aims to facilitate the collection, centralization, management, sharing and analysis of police information at national level across West Africa. It also aims to increase the police information exchange between countries from the region and set up the needed environment at national and regional level.
The WAPIS System, located within WAPIS Data Collection and Registration Centres (DACORE), allows participating law enforcement agencies to centralise digital police information and to share it between themselves.
WAPIS allowed the four pilot countries (Benin, Ghana, Mali and Niger) to convert their paper-based police data into digital format for insertion into each country’s national WAPIS System.
This project is implemented by INTERPOL in partnership with ECOWAS.
WAPIS activities under the Cocaine Route Programme ended in February 2016. However the project continues implementation with funding from other EU financial instruments.