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Modern forensic methods and chosen aspects and techniques of police training as a tool of prevention and fight against crime

Several years ago, Moldova launched a broad reform of law enforcement institutions. The transformation aimed at adopting European models of management and organisation for military and law enforcement agencies. Analysis of the needs and the state of progress of reforms showed that Poland could support this process by supplying knowledge and experience in the field of modern management procedures and organisation, particularly related to effectively combating crime. The representatives of the Republic of Moldova have shown great interest in gaining knowledge about the procedures in effect in Poland and in the European Union and the tools used for preventing and combating crime.

During the visit of the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova to Poland in October 2010, which included visits and meetings with the Commander of the Police Training Centre (CSP) in Legionowo, the Moldovan party expressed interest in establishing cooperation in order to acquire knowledge and methodology from CSP concerning modern training techniques for police officers. A proposal was put forward to the Polish party to consider the concept of modifying the training and education programme of the Police Academy of Moldova to resemble that of the Police Training Centre in Legionowo.

Following further talks, it was established that a key element for the Moldovan party is strengthening the capacity of the Moldovan police in the field of modern forensic methods to combat crime through, for instance, DNA analysis, forensic analysis and the use of police databases.

Modern forensic methods and chosen aspects and techniques of police training as a tool of prevention and fight against crime

The main aim of the project was to provide support to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moldova in the process of administrative reforms and in efforts to attain EU standards in the field of internal safety. The project was directly addressed to the Moldovan representatives of criminal services (operational and investigative) who are combating various kinds of crimes, to experts of forensic laboratories and scientific and training staff.

The project was coordinated by the Office for International Police Cooperation at the Polish Police Headquarters. Forensic analysis was one of the four topics presented by Polish experts, related to the improvement of public safety and supporting the police of Moldova in their transformation into modern police formations. Experts of the Bureau of Criminal Intelligence of the Polish Police Headquarters acquainted their Moldovan guests with the operation of the database of the Polish Police, forensic analysis with the practical use of specialist analytical software, strategic analysis and the use of police statistics. During the study visit to the Office for International Police Cooperation of the Polish Police Headquarters, the Moldovan guests became acquainted with the structure of the office and the international exchange of police information via SIS, INTERPOL, EUROPOL and Liaison Officers. The last day of training consisted of a study visit to the Provincial Police Headquarters in Krakow, where the participants learned about the work of functionaries and forensic analysis experts.

Modern forensic methods and chosen aspects and techniques of police training as a tool of prevention and fight against crime

The acquired practical and theoretical knowledge will help strengthen the capacity of the Moldovan operational services, bringing them closer to the standards in effect in European Union countries. The training of 80 representatives of law enforcement institutions in Moldova will make it possible to gradually adopt EU standards in Moldovan police structures. The acquired practical and theoretical knowledge should also help to create the appropriate standards for absorption of EU funds by Moldova, and by the same token to strengthen the administrative capacity of law enforcement services of the country, bringing Moldova closer to membership in the European Union. In addition, the conveyed knowledge and best practices in the use of EU financial instruments, including the planned Euroeast Police Programme, will lead to further training in this area and will make it possible to acquire EU funds.