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The EU has donated 540 tablets to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia (MIA) to strengthen its capacities in developing intelligence-led policing and crime prevention in the country. This technical equipment will help the Georgian authorities in streamlining a uniform information management on current crime trends and will also facilitate a more enhanced risk analysis system.
The tablets will be used by front-line police officers who are patrolling the streets of towns and villages in Georgia and enable them to report crimes and incidents in real-time. The technical equipment will also give police officers the opportunity to link up to various MIA databases and report without delay to the MIA’s Real Time Crime Centre in its headquarters in Tbilisi.
This donation, which takes place today in the presence of high-level officials of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the EU Delegation, is effected as part of the EU-funded project “Sustaining Border Management and Migration Governance in Georgia (SBMMG)”, implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
In previous years, the EU and IOM have been supporting the MIA in developing policies in the field of intelligence-led policing, for example through engagement of experts from Belgium and Austria, who guided their Georgian colleagues through the complexities of intelligence-led policing and shared insights on effective policing practices.
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