Intelligence analysis in support to criminal investigations

Around 300 law enforcement analysts of the Central Asian countries have been trained on intelligence analysis since 2014 in the framework of "Drug law enforcement systems for criminal intelligence collection, analysis and exchange" component of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia. The modern intelligence systems and "i2" analysis software has been installed in 18 counter narcotic agencies of the region. These activities helped to strengthen the analyst's capacity in development of analytical reports and visualization charts in support of criminal investigations and operational activities. Most of them are working with "i2" software.

The latest intelligence analysis training has been conducted to give emphasis on utilization of analytical tools to enhance strategic interaction between the analytical and operational departments of the Law Enforcement Agencies in Kazakhstan. This was a joint initiative organized by the UNODC in cooperation with the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), USA Embassy in Kazakhstan and the Law Enforcement Academy of General Prosecutor's Office of Kazakhstan.

The training was attended by the analysts of the Department for Combating Drug Trafficking and Drug Control and Criminal Police Department of the Ministry of Interior, Economic Investigation Service of the State Revenue Committee, Financial Monitoring Committee, Anti-Corruption Bureau and Law Enforcement Academy of General Prosecutor's Office.

Participants mentioned that the analytical software "i2" has great potential in analysis of organized crime trends. This program allows identifying crimes at early stages or already committed as well as taking timely actions to prevent them.

The training was facilitated by the trainers from the region whom have been trained under the UNODC Programme for Central Asia including trainers from the Central Asian Information and Coordination Center (CARICC).