OSCE organizes training event on risk profiling for Kazakhstan’s Border Service
The third in a series of OSCE-supported five-day training courses on risk profiling at border checkpoints to assist in countering transnational threats concluded in Astana, Kazakhstan on 7 April 2017.
Seventeen officers of the Border Service of Kazakhstan’s National Security Committee took part in a training seminar entitled “Profiling at border checkpoints aimed at countering transnational crime.”
The series was co-organized by the OSCE Programme Office in Astana, the United States Embassy in Kazakhstan and the Central Asian Regional Information Co-ordination Centre for Combating Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors (CARICC) for officers of the border service.
Experts from the Association of Psychologists of Kazakhstan and CARICC provided border guards with the skills to develop a system of risk profiling, statistical instruments to analyse information on criminal incidents and ways to develop an actionable in-depth risk profile.
The training included techniques for in-depth psychological analysis of a suspect’s verbal and non-verbal behaviour as well as ways to identify specific risk indicators. A practical exercise was conducted at the Astana International Airport, where participants were able to use their newly acquired skills. The series is a continuation of last year’s training events on profiling for border guards which was organized in six different locations in Kazakhstan for more than 100 border service officers.
The event is part of the Office’s activities aimed at enhancing the host country’s border security and promoting integrated border security management while countering transnational threats. Follow-up events are scheduled to take place this year in Aktobe and Kostanai.