The Border Management Program in Central Asia (BOMCA 10) in Ashgabat conducted a Training of Trainers (ToT) on identification and profiling techniques. The course, which ran from September 12-16, 2022, was aimed at training national experts from the State Border Guard, Migration and Customs Services, Ministries of Interior and National Security.
The national trainers also learned about European Union best practices in identification and profiling techniques as well as methodology for identifying and profiling, that is, profiling foreign terrorist fighters, illegal migrants and drug traffickers. Upon completion of the training, the national experts were provided with a training program and additional training materials. It is expected that the skills acquired during the training will enable the national trainers to conduct further identification and profiling trainings at their institutions.
Earlier, similar events were held in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan. As a result of the training in Turkmenistan, 15 national trainers improved their qualifications in identification and profiling techniques.
The training was organized by BOMCA 10 in cooperation with the Law Enforcement in Central Asia Program (LEICA), funded by the European Union through CIVIPOL, the International Institute for Security and Emergency Management, Interpol and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).