Kyrgyz Police Learn Investigation Techniques to Help Victims of Gender Based Violence

Two Serbian experts will teach 20 officers from the Kyrgyz Forensic center on domestic violence crime scene forensic examination techniques on November 9-10, in Kara-Bulak Eco Resort, Arashan village.  UNDP is organizing the two-day seminar within the framework of the UNDP Regional Security Sector Reform platform, with support from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).

According to research statistics, cases involving sexual offenses and domestic violence are highly prevalent in the Kyrgyz Republic, which imply a need to carry out proper forensic examinations. This training will enhance the ability of participants to properly define spatial boundaries of a crime scene, secure a crime scene, determine approaches to avoid contaminating crime scenes, as well as secure collected evidence — all of which it is expected will increase the ability to prosecute those who perpetrate crimes.

The Serbian instructors chosen to lead this training program are experienced in conducting forensic examinations of this kind, and will share all their knowledge with their Kyrgyz counterparts.