In Ashgabat BOMCA 10 held workshop on profiling basics

  • Thematic Component: 1. Institutional Development of Border Control Agencies
  • Country: Turkmenistan

From October 12 to13, the Border Management Programme in Central Asia held a workshop on profiling basics for border control units, customs officers, aviation safety officers, and staff of the Ministry of National Security of Turkmenistan.

This meeting focused on enhancing the trainees' skills to timely detect offences in the area of their control, minimise the consequences of adverse events or completely eliminate potential risks.

Experts from the Border Control Department of the Academy of the Border Service of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan equipped participants with training and knowledge on the basics of profiling, operational psychology, risk management, and identifying the signs of offences.

In addition, participants were introduced to theoretical basis of the risk profile. After completing the workshop, participants are expected to be able to develop risk profiles for various offences and apply risk profiles at border crossing points for various types of messages.

It is noteworthy that the programme implementation is based on the principles of blended (hybrid) learning, i.e. the learning process and information exchange between the trainer and the trainee is conducted by means of information and communication technologies as well as in a face-to-face setting.