Standardized tools for frontline officers
Transnational organised crime crosses national borders, and slowing or stopping illicit movements of people and goods remains a top priority for governments. Frontline officers stationed throughout the UNODC supported Border Liaison Office (BLO) network require practical tools that provide a common understanding and lexicon for addressing transnational crimes across various law enforcement and regulatory agency, regardless of language.
Under its global mandate, UNODC has developed standardized anti-smuggling reference and training tools and deployed them to frontline officers throughout Southeast Asia. These practical tools help to address border management needs and are made available through UNODC in local languages on-line, on a tablet or at the table.
Training Manual on Anti-Smuggling for Frontline Border Officers
Wildlife and Forest Crime: A Field Guide for Frontline Officers
Smuggling of Migrants and Human Trafficking: A Field Guide for Frontline Officers
Drugs and Precursor Trafficking: A Field Guide for Frontline Officers
These reference manuals and field guides have been designed specifically for the needs of frontline officers located at remote border locations in the field. Their content have been developed as part of a comprehensive UNODC training strategy which integrates the latest techniques and technologies.
The three United Nations Drug Conventions, the Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and related protocols provide UNODC with the mandate to assist Member States in their struggle against various forms of transnational organized crime. Support by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection, the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development and the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement of the US Department of State has enabled the UNODC Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific to strengthen border management throughout the Greater Mekong Sub-region.