5 – 7 June 2017
Under the EU-funded More for More project IOM delivered training this week IOM delivered training to Border Police, Patrol Police and Central Criminal Police officers in Akhaltsikhe. The location of the training was specifically chosen as many of the irregular border crossings from Georgia into Turkey (and to a lesser extent in the opposite direction) take place in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region. The training course included the Georgian laws on smuggling of migrants, the indicators for effectively identifying smuggled migrants and smugglers as well as taking account of the broader regional context and international situation. The group of 20 officers also participated in practical exercises that highlighted the necessity for cross-border information sharing and the role of intelligence-led policing in crime prevention.