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OSCE-organized training courses further strengthen operational criminal intelligence analysis in South-Eastern Europe

The OSCE’s Strategic Police Matters Unit, in co-operation with six OSCE field operations in South-Eastern Europe and the Shortest Path Training Company from the United Kingdom, held on 4 to 6 October 2021 the advanced round of a series of online training courses focused on utilizing IBM’s i2 software packages Analyst’s Notebook and iBase for criminal intelligence analysis.

The advanced round of courses builds on the previous refresher set of online training courses organized in July and August 2021 with a target-group of criminal analysts from law enforcement authorities in South-Eastern Europe

It focuses on enhancing the participants’ technical skills to professionally analyze law enforcement data and conduct nuanced inquiries through the IBMs software tools, as well as to present their findings more efficiently to their management and relevant law enforcement stakeholders.

The advanced course featured participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. Further courses will be held in mid- and late October and include participants from Albania, Kosovo[1], North Macedonia and Serbia.

Both the refresher and advanced rounds of the training courses were organized as part of the OSCE extra-budgetary project, Building Intelligence-Led Policing capacities on regional and national levels in the OSCE area. The project aims to enhance the use of mechanisms and tools for intelligence-led policing toward preventing and reducing crime. It currently involves 20 countries from around the OSCE region and is open to all interested OSCE participating States and Partners for Co-operation who can request its capacity-building support.