OSCE helped Afghan police officer sharpen skills to fight drug trafficking
The OSCE’s Strategic Police Matters Unit has teamed up with the Russian Advanced Police Academy to train 10 Afghan police officers in preventing, disclosing and investigating drugs trafficking.
The specially designed training program includes not only theoretical aspects of drug trafficking, but also practical exercises on planning and organising drug searching operations. It comprises all steps of the process, starting with the police investigation and ending with court proceedings.
The one-month long course ends 29 November with a graduating ceremony at the International Drugs-fighting Training Centre at the Russian Advanced Police Academy in Domodedovo during which the participants will be awarded certificates. The OSCE Secretary General’s Senior Police Adviser, Kevin Carty, will participate in the ceremony and discuss possible ways of further co-operation.
The OSCE’s Strategic Police Matters Unit has organised training courses for police in the OSCE region in the past years, following guidance in a decision taken by OSCE Foreign Ministers during their meeting in Bucharest 2001.