During the period of November 08 to 10, 2017, trainings for officers of the Department of Internal Affairs for Transport of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter - DIAT) in using targeting techniques while ensuring public safety at transport facilities were conducted at the facilities of the Aktyubinsk Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the support of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Section (INL) of the U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Office of OSCE Programmes in Astana with the participation of CARICC and the Association of Psychologists of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The event was organized at DIAT’s initiative to learn possible introduction of a targeting system in the internal affairs bodies at transport, similar to the project being implemented by INL, OSCE and CARICC for the Border Service of the NSC of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The trainers were the experts of CARICC and the Association of Psychologists of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
During the training, instructors conducted classes to identify drug concealments in baggage and cargoes during transportation by air, road and rail, presented information of peculiarities in behavior of suspicious passengers, and the main aspects of countering terrorism and violent extremism in the Republic.
Along with the theoretical part, CARICC’s and the Association of Psychologists of the Republic of Kazakhstan instructors conducted practical exercises to identify revealed and potential risks, as well as to develop risk targeting with regard to drug traffickers and persons involved in the activities of international terrorist and religious extremist organizations.
The training was conducted using various teaching methods - presentations / lectures, blitz surveys, and practical classes in groups.