2020-10-19 › OSCE organizes regional workshop on intelligence-led policing for law enforcement agencies in Central Asian States
The Strategic Police Matters Unit of the OSCE’s Transnational Threats Department (SPMU), in co-operation with local field operations, organized a regional training workshop on intelligence-led policing (ILP) on 15 and 16 October 2020 for senior representatives of Kazakh, Tajik, Turkmen and Uzbek law enforcement agencies.
John MacGregor, OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan, Natalya Drozd,Head of the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat, György Szabó, Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan and Tea Jaliashvili, Deputy Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe welcomed the participants to the online training.
The workshop focused on ILP as a modern proactive model for policing and law enforcement management, which uses information and data for evidence-based decision-making and planning, leading to more effective and efficient police work. Central to ILP is criminal intelligence – analyzed data and information – that is collected and managed in compliance with national and international law, as well as data protection and human rights standards.
Participants were familiarized with the
OSCE Guidebook on ILP
and shared experiences, good practices, and lessons learned from the implementation of ILP at the national level in Serbia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom as well as at the regional and global levels from INTERPOL’s perspective. Participants also discussed the potential benefits and challenges of introducing ILP in their own country.
At the end of the training, SPMU presented the results of the ILP Needs Assessment Questionnaire and announced the work in progress for a new extra-budgetary project on ILP implementation in the OSCE area. The new project will shift from awareness-raising towards more capacity-building and technical assistance activities.