Press Releases 2010
U.S. Embassy Trains Tajik Criminal Investigators
August 11, 2010
Dushanbe, Tajikistan: Ambassador Ken Gross congratulated 24 members of Tajikistan's Ministry of the Interior, State Committee on National Security, Drug Control Agency and Prosecutor General’s Office on completing a two week long Investigative Information Management Course. Ambassador Gross remarked in his speech that the United States values it excellent relationship with the Government of Tajikistan and looks forward to continued cooperation and shared success.
Tajik law enforcement officers and prosecutors gained a greater understanding for how law enforcement investigative analysis can be used to detect, deter, and prevent terrorism. Participants were exposed to investigative analysis topics and given the latest information on law enforcement investigative analysis unit management. They examined the management and operational security of the investigative information process, as well as investigative analysis dissemination, interagency cooperation, trends and indicators in terrorism, and the formation of a law enforcement investigative analysis unit.
The Investigating Terrorist Incidents Course is the sixth Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) course of 2010 sponsored by the U.S. Embassy's Regional Security Office. Since 2002, over 400 Government of Tajikistan officials have participated in ATA-sponsored training activities at an estimated cost of over $6 million. Training programs take place in the United States and in Tajikistan.
The Office of Anti-terrorism Assistance was established in 1983 and is part of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security in the U.S. Department of State. It provides training, equipment, and technology to partner governments actively engaged in the War on Terrorism.
This investigation course is one of the many assistance projects the U.S. Embassy implements in Tajikistan on behalf of the American people. Since 1993, the American people have provided more than $900 million in assistance programs that support the economic growth, democratic institutions, health care, education and security systems of Tajikistan.