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Innovative Techniques to Combat Environmental Crime: Training for Mongolian Officials in Bavaria

Mongolian environmental officers have taken part in an intensive training program at the Bavarian Police Training Centre in Ainring to improve their investigative skills and promote the international exchange of experience. This cooperation marks a significant step in the global fight against environmental crime.

Officers from Mongolia who are responsible for combating environmental crime recently took part in an intensive training program at the Bavarian Police Training Centre (BPFI) in Ainring, Germany. The training aimed to strengthen investigative skills and techniques in the field of environmental crime and to promote the international exchange of experience.


Participants in the training were Police Colonel B. Shinebaatar, Head of the Investigation Department for Regulatory Offenses of the Mongolian Environmental Police at the General Police Headquarters, and Police Major Z. Byambanorov, Senior Forensic Technician of the Department of Forensic Technology in Zavkhan Province. During the meeting, Dr. Buggisch, head of the BPFI, expressed great interest in long-term cooperation with the Mongolian partners.


A particular highlight of the event was a meeting with Mr. Gerko Ernst, Ms. Jessica Unglaub from the Department for International Cooperation and Mr. Criminal Superintendent Müller from Department VI of the Bavarian State Office of Criminal Investigation, at which issues relating to the prevention and combating of environmental crime were discussed in detail. The exchange of experiences on asset recovery was a cornerstone of the meeting.



During the course, innovative methods and technologies for the identification and enhancement of handprints, DNA traces and tissue traces at the scenes of environmental offenses were presented and examined in a practical manner. Particular attention was paid to the use of powders such as carbon black, aluminum and phosphorus for forensic trace enhancement.


There was also an intensive exchange of experiences on area mapping and other forensic applications that can be used for the precise localization and mapping of crime scenes. In addition, the participants were given an insight into the working methods of the state water police, particularly in the sampling and investigation of crimes and violations in the area of water pollution and environmental crime.


The training and the topics it covered contributed significantly to the further development of Mongolian colleagues' skills in the field of environmental crime and promoted bilateral cooperation between the Mongolian law enforcement authorities and their international partners.