Criminal Intelligence Sharing (OSCE Serbia)

Enhancing Capacities for Strategic Analysis and Strategic Assessments in the Criminal Investigation Directorates of the Serbian, Montenegrin and FYRoM Ministries of Interior

Project Partner: OSCE Mission in Serbia

Project Period: March 2014- March 2016

The project is designed to further develop the knowledge and skills of the selected core group of 18 analysts, six from each of the criminal investigation departments of the Serbian, Montenegrin and Macedonian police services. Over the course of the project, the group will receive specialist training on criminal intelligence analysis that will be followed up by on-the-job mentoring. They will be provided with an opportunity to exchange experiences and gather information from their colleagues from Europol, the Swiss Federal Police as well as other police services in the region and Europe. Ultimately, the findings of the strategic analysts from the region will be publicised in the regional Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA) report in three languages. The overall goal of the project is to enhance the proactive approach to fighting organised crime through intelligence-led policing and strategic planning in the Western Balkans, more specifically in Serbia, Montenegro and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYRoM).

The project plans to reach the following outcomes:

  1. Core group of analysts trained in strategic analysis;
  2. The production and publication of a regional Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA) report;
  3. Necessary IT hardware and software procured and installed.

Overview of activities funded by the SPCP

  • Delivery of analytical training;
  • Three study visits: to the Europol Headquarters in The Hague, to the Frontex Office in Warsaw and to a European police service to be proposed by the SOCTA Working Group;
  • Meetings of the SOCTA Working Group and workshops focusing on the production of SOCTA;
  • Purchase and installation of equipment and analytical software;
  • Publication and presentation of SOCTA at regional conference.

Latest news on the project

12.12.2014     Article - SETimes article on the OSCE Serbia project

03.10.2014     Article – Launch of project

09.09.2014     Article – Donation of equipment to the MoI of Serbia

02.09.2014     Article – Donation of equipment to the MoI of Montenegro

20.08.2014     Article – Donation of equipment to the MoI of Macedonia