The Strategic Police Matters Unit of the OSCE’s Transnational Threats Department (SPMU), in close co-operation with the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe, organised an introductory workshop on Intelligence-led policing (ILP) in Tajikistan’s capital on 26 November 2019. Some 28 senior representatives and managers from the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Anti-corruption Agency, the Drug Control Agency and the State Committee for National Security took part.
Participants were familiarized with the OSCE Guidebook on Intelligence-Led Policing, which elaborates how ILP is a modern approach to contemporary law enforcement management that combines intelligence gathering and analysis with informed decision-making procedures.
Experts from Sweden and Serbia later shared experiences, best practices and lessons learned from implementing ILP in their respective countries.
During discussions about the benefits and challenges for introducing ILP in Tajikistan, participants stressed the need to provide adequate equipment and training to relevant specialists, adapt the ILP model to the national context and cultural background, and to strengthen trust between the public and the police. Ensuring ILP’s compliance with human rights standards was also highlighted.
The event is a part of a series of national and regional training workshops organized by SPMU under its extra-budgetary project on ILP.