Our criminal police officers are already equipped with modern equipment

Date

2017 04 17

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The Lithuanian Forensic Science Center and the Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau have been cooperating with Norwegian law enforcement agencies for several years.

A recent Norwegian-funded project "Strengthening the Capacity of the Lithuanian Police (Forensic Science Center and Criminal Police Bureau)" lasted a few years and was funded by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2020 Program LT12 "Schengen Cooperation and Combating Cross-Border and Organised Crime, including Trafficking and Itinerant Criminal Groups".

The project budget was 2,880,000 EUR most of it was meant for the purchase of special equipment for crime scene examination. Thus, from now on, with Norway's assistance Lithuanian criminal police officers are supplied with the tools required to investigate crime and examine crime scenes (as in other developed countries); cybercrime detection units received appropriate equipment; special measures were purchased for international crimes investigation.

The above-mentioned project consisted of three parts (1 – the creation of a unified technical tool used by the police for investigating crimes; 2 – strengthening the capacities of forensic field investigations and forensic laboratory research; 3 – strengthening the cooperation between Norway and the Lithuanian police, especially in the fight against organized crime).