20. 09. 2022
Train of Trainers Behavioral Profiling Techniques delivered in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
On September 16, 2022, the project of Law Enforcements in Central Asia (LEICA), in close co-operation with BOMCA and UNODC, completed a fourth in a series of seminars five-day training of trainers on identification and profiling techniques. Some 15 officers representing the State Frontier Service, Ministry of National Security, Ministry of Interior, State Migration Service and State Custom Service of Turkmenistan took part in the event. The main purpose of the training was focused on the strengthening capacities of law enforcement agencies to detect and intercept Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF), potential terrorists and dangerous extremists, and to respond to other crimes such as illicit trafficking in weapons and drugs, transnational crimes, and illegal migration. The nature of the event with participation of various law enforcement agencies helped to enforce the interagency cooperation in the country as well.
At the closing ceremony EU Ambassador to Turkmenistan Diego Ruiz Alonso congratulated participants with the completing the course and underlined the EU’s constant interest to improving the relationship with Turkmenistan, and in that same vein, proposes to the country activities and projects like BOMCA and LEICA to strengthen security and stability, safeguarding border crossings and protection of migration flows.
The EUMS experts from Slovakia, Belgium, Latvia and consultant of the UNODC shared their experiences with practitioners in order to assist them in the identification of terrorists and detection and prevention of their preparatory activities. Experts also presented lie detection techniques and tools of better understanding person’s verbal and non-verbal behavior. They used drills to improve visual memory, concentration and attention to different risk indicators. The course was followed by a practical exercise to provide participants with the opportunity to apply their newly acquired skills.
The Project LEICA is implemented by the European Commission through a consortium made of French CIVIPOL and Slovak ISEMI, supported by Interpol.