SEESAC Enhances Firearms Detection and Risk Analysis Skills of Albanian Criminal Police

In response to the Needs Assessment Report on the capabilities of Albania's Criminal Police in combatting firearm trafficking and illicit possession, SEESAC organised a comprehensive training. The focus of this training was to equip the Criminal Police with advanced skills in firearms detection and the practical implementation of risk analysis methodologies.

Taking place in Tirana from 20 to 23 June, the four-day training of trainers provided representatives from the Ministry of Interior with the necessary knowledge and expertise to effectively tackle firearm trafficking and illicit possession. Additionally, it aimed to booster the operational capabilities of law enforcement authorities, fostering closer collaboration among relevant stakeholders.

The training comprised of a theoretical segment, followed by practical exercises designed to enhance the participants' expertise and practical skills in the field.

SEESAC has played an active role in supporting efforts to combat the illicit possession and trafficking of small arms and light weapons throughout Southeast Europe. Through its activities, SEESAC aims to strengthen the capacities of law enforcement agencies in the region, contributing to the overall security and safety of the area.

The training was organised with the EU support provided through the EU Council Decision 2019/2111 in support of arms control activities in South East Europe and reinforces the commitment of Albania to combat trafficking and illicit possession of firearms.