Western Balkan Crime Scene Investigation Units Enhance Knowledge on International Standards

Representatives of the Western Balkan Crime Scene Investigation Units enhanced their knowledge on ENFSI best practice manuals and international standards at the Regional Workshop on Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) in Tirana on 15-16 November 2022. Supported by the European Union, the event was organised by SEESAC.

During the two-day workshop focused on the best practice manuals from the ILAC Guidance Documents and the Sydney Declaration principles, the participants discussed and learned about the state-of-the-art knowledge in recovery of firearms, essential components, ballistic evidence, ammunition, and explosives as well as precursors.

This unique learning opportunity also allowed the CSI Units’ representatives to discuss ENFSI quality policies, procedures for crime scene examination in place across the Western Balkans, international standardisation and offered them an opportunity to give proposals for overcoming obstacles for implementation of CSI accreditation in their organisations.

The workshop was organised in the framework of the regional IPA project Support for Enhancing the Fight Against the Illegal Possession, Misuse, and Trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) in the Western Balkans.