The European project EU4FOCAL organises training in Albania on visual inspection at crime scenes
The crime scene is one of the cornerstones of the police investigation. In order to be able to bring the alleged perpetrators to justice and to be able to convict them, if necessary, it is necessary to carry out a correct and meticulous intervention of the place where the crime was committed in order to have and be able to send objective evidence and proof to the police laboratories. Without a correct processing of the evidence from the crime scene it will not be possible to obtain forensic evidence with which to substantiate a conviction.
The EU4FOCAL project has organised a theoretical and practical training in which two Spanish national police officers have worked with their Albanian counterparts on ocular inspection at crime scenes.
This training aims to harmonise Albanian police procedures and bring them closer to European standards. In addition, the Albanian police are being provided with modern equipment, such as eye inspection kits and equipment for capturing and improving the development of fingerprints.
The aim of the training is to strengthen Albania’s specialised capabilities with European procedures and standards for processing a crime scene. So far, three courses have been held in different parts of the country, with the intention of disseminating them more widely among the different territorial departments.
The EU-funded EU4FOCAL project aims to support Albanian institutions in the fight against organised crime and to promote financial investigations. The Albanian police is one of the main beneficiaries of the activities carried out by the project.