Enhancing Crime Scene Investigation Capacity of Baluchistan Police:

Highlights from the Rule of Law Programme supported by INL


Quetta, Balochistan, August 2017- The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Pakistan (UNODC COPAK) works in close collaboration with Pakistan's Police services to enhance the capacity of crime scene investigation officials.  Traditionally the majority of investigators rely on eyewitnesses at the crime scene. However, institutionalizing this new approach focussing on the complete cycle of crime scene management will enable the investigators to identify the perpetrators through the evidence available at the crime scene, and its subsequent presentation before a court of law.

UNODC organized two 'First Responder' courses for 100 officers from 24th to 27th July 2017, and one 'Specialized Crime Scene Investigation' course from 31st July to 3rd August for 50 investigation officers,  for the Balochistan Police.

The first responder training aims to enhance knowledge and skills development vis a vis basic procedures, and to provide an introduction to international best practices on crime scene protection and preservation, towards attaining the capacity of effective investigation. 

The specialized crime scene investigation course equips police personnel with advanced knowledge and skills in identification, preservation, gathering, and storage of physical evidence from the protected crime scene; and in processing it according to international standards.