On 23 – 27 May, representatives nominated by the Jordanian Borders and Residency Department (BRD), the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands as donor and ICMPD gathered for the first basic training on document security. The event was organised at the Forensic Science Training Center in Amman.
The fraudulent use of identity and travel documents represents a threat to the security of countries and their citizens, the economy, and global commerce, as it facilitates a wide range of cross border crimes and terrorism. The aim of this training was therefore to enhance the operational capacities of the border management agency in Jordan, as part of ICMPD’s support to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to improve capacity to effectively and efficiently manage national borders under the ‘Supporting Jordan in the application of Advanced Standards in Document security’ (DocSec Jordan) project, financed by the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The first basic training feeds into the specific objectives of the Document Security Project, which focuses on improving Jordanian Borders and Residence Department’s (BRD) capacity to detect fraudulent use of travel and identity documents. The training was lead by Monika Weber, Border Management and Security (BMS) Senior Advisor at ICMPD and Djamal Sidi Mabrouk, Immigration Liaison Officer at the Embassy of Kingdom of Netherlands. Both trainers stressed the importance of collaboration and the exchange of knowledge and best practices and attended by 17 officials from the Jordanian Borders and Residence Department. The best performing participants are invited to attend the next training at intermediate level and a Training of Trainers (ToT) course which will include a varied programme comprising further practical experience.
The training was organised to strengthen the capacity of the BRD officials to detect frequently used techniques applied in the process of document security, to detect impostors, morphing and improve in profiling of travelers at the border crossing points. To react on current challenges, detection of forged and falsified COVID-19 test results was discussed as well.