Training of Trainers in Modern Techniques 

Islamabad - UNODC Country Office Pakistan has implemented a number of initiatives since 2012 involving several Pakistani law enforcement agencies; with a focus on building the capacity of LEA training institutes, and developing a cadre of master trainers in line with the best international practices. 

As a continuum to the previously delivered five training courses, the UNODC Country Office has organized the 6 th Train-the-Trainer session, held 16-27 November 2015 in Islamabad

This training initiative was a direct result of the Recommendations agreed upon by the senior training commandants at the UNODC-organized National Conference in September 2013. The training programme was aimed at standardizing the training curricula across all law enforcement training academies, in addition to identifying potential master trainers in each institution. 

Since then UNODC has trained over 45 master trainers, from various law enforcement academies, on the core and specialist curricula: with the expectation that these trainers would return to their respective training schools with the knowledge and skills for becoming mentors to the new recruits. 

The two-week training was moderated by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer, Mr. David Strachan, who traveled from Canada to share his knowledge and experience; and to further expose the participants to the training standards and practices of the his world-renowned police department. 

The TOT was attended by 16 mid-ranking officers from the Anti Narcotics Force, provincial police departments, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan, Customs, and the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) of KPK. 

The Programme Officer from UNODC explained the objectives of the workshop in the context of the series of trainings and meetings conducted; and dwelt upon the Recommendations of the Third Commandants' Conference of September 2013; particularly UNODC COPAK's resolve to assist various training institutes in integrating their core/specialist training modules into the national curricula through the train-the-trainer approach, which can be technically supported by international/national training consultants. This would facilitate the development, acceptance, and commitment of qualified national trainers towards the integration of the best international practices into national training curricula. UNODC in coordination with national and international training experts will continue organizing trainings workshops for LEA personnel.

These initiatives have been made possible by the generous and continued support of the Government of Australia to UNODC.