Establishment of a Gulf Centre for Criminal Intelligence (QATJ24)
Project Status: Completed
Project Duration: 15/05/2007 - 31/01/2011
Total Budget: US$ 4,398,400
Qatari Ministry of Interior
Law enforcement agencies
Outline And Objectives
The evident wealth of the GCC countries is a magnet for drug and crime activities. However, individual countries have maintained strong national enforcement policies that have reported success in reducing large-scale drug trafficking within their respective borders.
The project aims to establish a Gulf Centre for Criminal Intelligence (GCCI) that will serve as a hub for representatives of the law enforcement agencies of each member state of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) -- Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
By establishing the GCCI the project aims at eliminating drug trafficking in GCC States through several goals:
- Coordinating communication between anti-drug trafficking stakeholders in the GCC States.
- Collecting data on cross border drug trafficking in the GCC countries.
- Analyzing and exchanging data on operational intelligence in "real time" relating to cross-border crime, including drug trafficking.
- Headquarters agreement between the State of Qatar and GCCI signed.
- GCCI Foundation Charter, Rules and Regulations developed and signed.
- Analytical capability of GCCI developed.
- Establishing the GCCI Council to oversee the missions and operations of the Centre.
- Offering training to liason officers and staff of the Centre.