IBM i2 Intelligence Analysis Software: Improving Skills of Law Enforcement Officers in Uzbekistan

Tashkent, 2-13 April 2018 - UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia held a Diversified Training Course for law enforcement intelligence analysis units of the Republic of Uzbekistan on IBM i2 Intelligence Analysis software as a part of the BLO (Border Liaison Office) initiative in Central Asia. The training took place at the premises of the Department of Professional Development of Higher Military Customs Institute of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan and aimed at improving the analytical skills of law enforcement officers responsible for collection, analysis and processing of information received from BLOs.

 "Customs services are in the process of reorganization, and borders with neighboring countries become more open. Therefore, the issue of strengthening the analytical capacity of Customs services becomes particularly important. Our target is to introduce the data analytics training into the training curriculum of the faculty and to further implement it at the borders to enhance anti-drug trafficking activities of the Customs services." - said Mr. Eldor Razzakov, the Head of the Department of Professional Development of the Higher Military Customs Institute.

Sixteen law enforcement officers representing the National Centre on Drug Control, State Customs Committee, State Border Guards Committee and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, dealing with the development of information and analytical systems through database management and application of up-to-date analytical software to disrupt and prevent criminal and other fraudulent activities committed at the border crossing points (BCPs) of the Republic of Uzbekistan, attended the training course. An important feature of the training was the use of diversified approach. Thus, the law enforcement agencies were trained separately using their resource databases and other information sources to create a system able to analyse complex data sets and relationships, and determine the possible factors of crime engagement.

The training course was facilitated by two experts from Central Asian Information and Coordination Centre for Combating Illicit Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Precursors (CARICC). During the course participants acquired new skills on using innovative analytical platforms and technologies through the completion of scenario-based exercises, modelled on operative data collected by law enforcement agencies.

"The training enhanced our data analysis skills. Particularly, it had practical focus and orientation for a small group of participants working with IBM "i2" analytical software." - said Mr. Kusan Irismetov, participant of the training course representing National Centre for Drug Control under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The BLO component of Sub-program 1 of the Regional Programme for the Central Asia was launched in 2009 with the funding support from the Government of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL),

 and the Government of Norway.


For more information

Please, contact Ms. Yevgeniya Arkhipova,

Programme Associate, UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia

E-mail: yevgeniya.arkhipova[at]