UNODC and TADOC conducted a one-week training course on crime intelligence analysis

On 22-26 February, UNODC and TADOC conducted a one-week training course on crime intelligence analysis for border officers from the Situation Center of the Border Service of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The course aimed to enhance the trainees’ crime intelligence analysis knowledge and skills.

The trainees learned about different analytical tools and software applied in the daily activities of border services to counter transborder crimes. In particular, the training familiarized participants with Analyst’s Notebook software. It provided both theoretical and practical training sessions.

The training was delivered by experts from the Turkish International Academy against Drugs and Organized Crime (TADOC) – the structure within the Turkish National Police established by UNODC.

“TADOC is our key partner in training law enforcement officials from Central Asian countries. Since 2005 we have been jointly conducting a series of training courses on countering illicit drug trafficking. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we continued to provide training courses. In particular, our joint training course conducted in late 2020 for Tajik and Uzbek law enforcement agencies received excellent feedback. We were requested to provide more similar courses in 2021. We will continue our fruitful mutually beneficial cooperation,” said Mr. Yusuf Kurbonov, UNODC International Programme Coordinator in his opening remarks.

“We enjoy strong cooperation with UNODC. It is our 173rd joint training. We are highly motivated to continue to provide training courses to our colleagues from fraternal Central Asian states. Your success is our success, and we will be happy to see your accomplishments,” said Mr. Erdem Özler, Director of TADOC.

Colonel Igor Cherepkov, Head of Department of the Border Service of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan, thanked the Border Cooperation Component of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia and TADOC for organizing the training course and highlighted the importance of learning of best practices on crime intelligence analysis.

The feedback received from the participants at the end of the training was very positive.

“We thank UNODC and TADOC for organizing and delivering this training. It was very interactive and practical. We will apply the knowledge gained during the training in our daily work. We look forward to continuing our close cooperation,” said Mr. Askar Abishev, a representative of the Kazakh Border Service.

The trainees were awarded certificates of completion by TADOC for the training course.

The training course was a part of a series of analytical trainings held in cooperation with TADOC. It was conducted within the framework of Border Cooperation Component of Sub-programme 1 “Countering transnational organized crime, illicit drug trafficking and preventing terrorism” of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia designed to counter the trafficking of Afghan opiates through the northern route by establishing Border Liaison Offices (BLOs) at the key border crossing points in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan. It is the first project to establish BLOs in Central Asia, and its stakeholders are the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Border Guards, Customs and Drug Control Agencies of each country. The component is funded by the Government of Japan.


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