OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

10/09/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/09/2019 08:03

Criminal intelligence focus of OSCE Mission to Montenegro-supported workshop held in Podgorica

The OSCE Mission to Montenegro, in co-operation with the Police Directorate's Criminal Intelligence Division and the Department for Analytics and Development of the Police, organized a two-day workshop on 7 and 8 October 2019 in Podgorica.

The workshop focused on enhancing the specialized crime units' skills in collecting, reporting and analysing data and other crime-related statistics.

Thirty Police Directorate representatives attended the workshop to strengthen the capacity of the police in applying a proactive intelligence-led policing model in their efforts to combat serious and organized crime.

John Corrigan, Programme Manager for Security Co-operation and Governance at the OSCE Mission said that one of the greatest challenges we face in dealing with serious and organized crime is its hidden nature. 'There is a danger that we become complacent about the things we cannot see. Our challenge must start today by shining a light into the hidden places - to reveal a reality that should trouble us all,' said Corrigan.

This event is part of the Mission's efforts to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of Montenegrin institutions to prevent and combat serious and organized crime, support the implementation of the national Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment and facilitate exchange of operational data between Montenegrin law enforcement units.