UNODC Introduces Intelligence-Led Polices Component for Law Enforcement Agencies of Tajikistan

21-23 August 2019, Dushanbe, Tajikistan - the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for Central Asia in cooperation with the law enforcement agencies of Tajikistan organized an Intelligence Led Policing (ILP) training for 15 law enforcement operatives and investigation officers of Tajikistan from the Drug Control Agency under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Tajikistan (MOI), Border Forces of the State Committee for National Security of the Republic of Tajikistan  and Customs Service under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan.

The main goal of the training was to increase the potential of the law enforcement agencies to enhance the intelligence gathering and information management capacity, and continue to develop mechanisms for exchange, receipt and dissemination of information between the analysts and the law enforcement agencies.

The training equipped participants with knowledge and skills of information gathering by operatives and investigation officers and work closer with the analysts.  The training will enable law enforcement officers and analysts to draw on their respective strengths to provide intelligence products to agency decision makers.  ILP compliments community policing, which aims to build trust and develop communication between police and the public.

Ms. Amelia Hannaford, Head of UNODC Programme Office in Tajikistan, informed on the amendments made to "Drug Law Enforcement systems for criminal intelligence collection, analysis and exchange and pilot Intelligence led policing" component of the Sub-Programme 1 of the UNODC Program for Central Asia 2015-2019. The activities will include continuation of"i2" programme use and introduce the Intelligence Led Policing, as a pilot phase. It will also continue provision of training courses, procurement of equipment and conducting experts meeting for the law enforcement agencies of the Programme Member States.

Major General Jurakhon Kabirzoda, First Deputy Chief of the MOI Academy mentioned that the main goal of the training is the qualification increase of the law enforcement officers in performing their tasks in line with existing laws and human rights.

The training was conducted to support the Government of Tajikistan in achieving the target 16.A of the Sustainable Development Goals - 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. The activity is generously funded by the USA State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.

UNODC supports the Member States in establishing the mechanisms for exchange, receipt and dissemination of information between drug control bodies. The countries of Central Asia consider anti-drug cooperation one of the key elements of combatting transnational organized crime.

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