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A five-day training seminar on risk profiling at border checkpoints concluded in Zharkent, Kazakhstan on 19 October 2018. Nineteen officers of the Border Service of Kazakhstan’s National Security Committee took part in the training seminar organised by the Programme Office in Astana, together with the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the US Embassy in Astana and the Border Service of Kazakhstan’s National Security Committee.
The workshop was led by experts from the Central Asian Regional Information Co-ordination Centre for Combating Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors (CARICC) and the Academy of the Border Service of the Committee for National Security of Kazakhstan. They instructed personnel in employing statistical instruments to analyse information on criminal incidents and develop an actionable in-depth risk profile to assist in countering transnational threats.
The curriculum included techniques for in-depth psychological analysis of a suspect’s verbal and non-verbal behaviour as well as ways to identify specific risk indicators. A number of practical exercises provided the participants with an opportunity to use their newly acquired knowledge.
The event is part of a series that builds on training events for border guards, organized in different locations around Kazakhstan for more than 200 border service officers since 2016. It is part of the Office’s activities aimed at enhancing the host country’s border security and promoting integrated border security management while countering transnational threats.