UNODC and TADOC trained Kazakh border control officers on risk analysis and search techniques

On 28 June – 2 July 2021, the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia, in cooperation with the Turkish International Academy against Drugs and Organized Crime (TADOC) – the structure within the Turkish National Police established by UNODC conducted a training course on risk analysis and search techniques (passengers, transport and goods) for border control officers from the Border Service of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan working at the key border crossing points countrywide.

The training was part of a series of trainings planned to be conducted for Kazakh border control officers and a follow-up to the training held on 22-26 February this year.

It was conducted in a blended format. The trainers delivered the course via the Zoom platform while participants were provided with conference room facilities in Nur-Sultan.

The training provided both theoretical and practical skills to the participants and aimed to strengthen the knowledge and skills of the officers in risk modeling and profiling, modern search techniques and reporting to detect and obtain evidence in counternarcotic operations and investigations in full compliance with international human rights standards, gender sensitivity and the principles of ethics code of law enforcement officers.

The training was conducted by Mr. Ziya Yildirim, trainer and expert from the Department of Anti-Smuggling and Organized Crime, TADOC who has extensive professional experience in risk analysis, search techniques, use of technical devices in search and risk profiling.

Mr. Ömer Kaan Akgun, Deputy Commissioner, Education Department, TADOC, noted that that was an honor to cooperate with UNODC in transferring knowledge and experience to border officers on the methods of countering smuggling practices and countermeasures. By now, TADOC, in cooperation with UNODC, has conducted 175 trainings and trained 643 officers. He thanked UNODC for support in organizing the event.

Mr. Farkhad Sabirov, UNODC National Programme Officer, emphasized that such trainings organized in such a challenging time were highly important, especially for border officers who stand on the frontline of countering crime despite all largescale quarantine-related restrictions.

Ms. Madina Shamuratova, Senior Officer from the International Cooperation Department of the Border Service of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan, thanked UNODC and TADOC for organizing the training and for fruitful cooperation. She expressed hope that future trainings would be held in a regular format with in-person communication between TADOC trainers, UNODC experts and training participants.

Upon completion of the training, the participants were awarded certificates. They thanked UNODC for organizing the courses and the trainers for their professionalism. They noted that such highly informative and useful courses would enhance the efficiency of their day-to-day job.

The training course was organized within the framework of the Cross-Border Cooperation Component of Sub-programme 1 “Countering transnational organized crime, illicit drug trafficking and preventing terrorism” of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia. The component is funded by the Government of Japan.

The activities conducted under the component aim to contribute to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 16.

Through conducting analytical training courses, UNODC supports the Government of Kazakhstan in achieving the target 16.A of the SDG 16 - Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime.


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Nurangez Abdulhamidova

Communication and External Relations Officer

UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia (Dushanbe)

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