The EU-ACT Project Georgia in conjunction with the Academy of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has developed a week-long training curriculum on drug related crimes for police officers and investigators. The programme was jointly designed by Georgian trainers and international experts from the UK and Belgium in 2018 and was piloted in 2019. The final, 3rd training was delivered on 7-11 June, 2021 in Tbilisi with involvement of the EU-ACT Team Leader, trainers of the MoIA Academy and two international experts from Poland and Romania.
20 investigators from the Central Criminal Police Department and regional police divisions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia attended the week-long course. The training covered range of topics: Georgian national legislation in relation with drug related crimes, human rights, operative investigative activities, drugs and dark web, informant handling, controlled deliveries, intelligence cycle and sources, dismantling illegal labs, phenomenon of cryptocurrencies as well as its legal and illegal use. In addition, the participants of the event had a one-day static/foot surveillance practical exercise with participants divided in two groups.
On the last day of the training, representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, Central Criminal Police Department of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia and the Academy of Ministry of Internal Affairs have handed over the certificates to the participants of the event.
The EU-ACT has delivered the training in face to face format. "EU Action (EU-ACT) against Drugs and Organised Crime" project is funded by the European Commission and is implemented by FIIAPP. The EU-ACT project will be completed in Georgia by the end of June, 2021.