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Presence in Albania assisted the State Police in improving its forensic service

Category
Mission Activity
Date(s)
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Subject
Illicit drugs and chemical precursors
Subject
Illicit drugs and chemical precursors
Date(s)
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Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
drugs, forensics

Summary

From 11 to 15 February the Presence conducted a gap analysis in the drugs laboratory of the Police Forensic Institute through two external experts. The purpose of the gap analysis was to assess the current position in the drugs laboratory and to identify the changes required to achieve the objective for the Forensic Institute to get accreditation according to recognized international standards. The experts conducted meetings with relevant actors and individual interviews with each of the Albanian experts working in the drugs laboratory. They assessed all stages of the process, starting from packing, reception, and examination of items, as well as the interpretation of results and reporting. Based on their analysis, the experts identified areas of concern impacting the health and safety of the laboratory staff, as well as lack of capacity to cope with the increased workload of the laboratory, and provided the Forensic Institute with relevant recommendations.

Information

Added on
13 Jun 2016
Origin
OSCE Presence in Albania
Origin description

Mak Albania Hotel, 1st Floor
Sheshi "Italia"
Tirana
Albania
Office: +355 4 223 59 93
Fax: +355 4 223 59 94
pm-al@osce.org

Region
Albania
Keywords
drugs, forensics
Rights
OSCE