Basic training course on organized crime investigation techniques (online), 31 May - 4 June 2021

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The CICA Member States’ law enforcement agencies personnel have completed the training course “Organized Crime Investigations and Investigation Techniques”.

Turkey, as the Coordinator of “New Challenges and Threats” Dimension, conducted the second part of the training course “Organized Crime Investigations and Investigation Techniques” for criminal police officers from May 31 – June 4, 2021. 

The first part of the training course “Crime Intelligence Analysis” was held in an online format from May 24-28, 2021.

The event was hosted by the Turkish International Academy against Drugs and Organized Crime (TADOC) under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkey.  

The online event was attended by the law enforcement agencies and security forces representatives from 10 CICA Member States: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Jordan, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Palestine and Tajikistan, and the CICA Secretariat officers.  

The TADOC instructors shared the Turkish law enforcement agencies’ experience and best practices over the course of the training with regard to the following items:  

  • Legal Structure of Crime Syndicates Definition, Criterias and Characteristic Features of Crime Syndicates
  • Crime Syndicates' Area of Activity
  • Investigation Methods and Strategies
  • Preparation of Investigation Files and Annotations
  • Preparation of Final Report and Investigation Document in Operations
  • Operational Planning and Management
  • Smuggling of Weapons, Ammunition and Hazardous Substances
  • Special Investigation Measures in Organized Crime Investigations
  • Principles and Importance of Using Informants and Undercover Investigators in Organized Crime Investigations


It was noted during the course that the fight against crime, which is linked to organized crime, is the key priority of the Member States and their law enforcement agencies.  However, the task to detect and suppress the organized crime groups, to hold accountable its leaders and the individuals involved, to establish control over activities of organized crime groups and cut off their funding sources cannot be possible without putting in place well-targeted investigative operations and efficient record of results, prioritization and phasing of data processing.   

The discussions resulted in identifying the need to exchange best practices on application of special techniques of investigation, in particular, in the context of international cooperation, and reaffirmed the importance of strengthening the capacity of national law enforcement agencies and security forces in this field.  

In general, the event has contributed to mutual understanding between the relevant bodies of the Member States in the area of new challenges and threats.