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KERIS, immersive computer-based training for Indonesian police, prosecutors and judiciary


Semarang (Indonesia), 2 September 2011 - Yuni Haryanti stared intently at the monitors in front of her, riveted by the reactions of police teams in adjacent rooms as they responded to a computer-simulated emergency. "I was totally immersed in what I was seeing and what we were doing," said Ms. Haryanti, one of the six national faculty members of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Transnational Crime and Criminal Justice Project. "KERIS was such a vivid computer-based training learning experience!"

Named after the traditional mystical Indonesian knife, KERIS is a cutting-edge computer-based learning system based in the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC). Funded by the European Union as part of UNODC project, KERIS uses written documents, closed-circuit video and audio feeds to train law enforcement and disaster relief officials. It monitors their real-time decision-making during critical incident exercises and can also be used for operational and investigative training.

Like most of her 29 colleagues in the session, Ms. Haryanti had never experienced computer-based training before. Holder of a Masters degree in Law and in Finance with 12 years experiences with international agencies, as a result of this training Ms. Haryanti hopes to develop training programs to fight money laundering and fraud in transnational crime investigations. "This broadened my knowledge and expertise. KERIS is a perfect platform to identify and discuss best practices," she said.

KERIS training is cutting-edge and intense. "Students are immersed in an experience that provides an intensity as close to the 'real thing' as possible," said primary course trainer Dick Barton, from the National Policing Improvement Agency of Bramshill Police College in the United Kingdom. "This type of experiential learning is at the top-end of student-centered learning".

During a KERIS exercise, students are divided into teams and placed in rooms. As they react to a disaster as it unfolds on their computer screens, their decisions monitored by close-circuit TV by trainers in a control room. By recording everything that occurs, KERIS allows trainers and students to gain deep insights into decision-making. Simulation training allows collaboration with other agencies and partners. Participants have to make critical decisions in a safe, but challenging environment, allowing agencies to test policies, procedures, strategy and tactics.

Students and trainers in Ms. Haryanti's session came from various Indonesian National Police training establishments including Detective Training School, Senior Management Training School, Female Police School, Intelligence Training and Junior Management Training.

UNODC's Transnational Crime and Criminal Justice Project is a three-year project on designing and delivering training programmes at the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation and is funded by European Union with the implementing partners from Partnership for Governance Reform, National Policing Improvement Agency of UK, Charles Sturt University of Australia.

The Transnational Crime and Criminal Justice Project delivers eight courses on transnational and financial crime investigations as well as professional standards, management and leadership. It is expected that project activities will develop working relationships and improve common understandings between various law enforcement agencies in Indonesia.

Course participants include senior Indonesian National Police officers, members of the judiciary, investigators in the Corruption and White Collar Crime Directorate of Criminal Investigations Department, prosecutors from the Special Crimes Division of the Indonesian Attorney General's Office and from the Corruption Eradication Commission and the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center.