The course, held at the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation was organised by the Strategic Police Matters Unit of the OSCE Transnational Threats Department.
The workshop is intended to give police supervisors, appellate level prosecutors and judges new information on computer crimes, computer forensics, and cyber evidence retrieval during while investigating and prosecuting sexual abuse of children on the Internet
The OSCE Strategic Police Matters Unit, in cooperation with the German Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt), has arranged for 17 police investigators from the Balkan region to participate in a one-week cybercrime forensics course.
This training course aimed to enhance the capacities of law enforcement agencies in Central Asia when investigating cross-border cases related to cybercrime or involving digital evidence and digital investigation. It also placed emphasis on IT and computer forensics as well as supporting investigators in networking at the regional level.