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The sustainability of the reforms carried out in the lawto Georgian law enforcement field are ensured by
well-trained employees who have been equipped with the necessary skills. The Academy of the Ministry
of Internal Affairs of Georgia (MIA Academy) is tasked withresponsible for this mission of training the
nations law enforcement officers, who to ensure public order and security while , protecting ion of
peoples fundamental rights and freedoms.

The ever-cConsidering hanging nature of modern crime development, combined paired with easier
facilitated communications and mobility between criminal organizations and their increased physical
mobility, means that Georgias the law- enforcement agencies continuously face new challenges. In
order to respond to these challenges the countrys law- enforcement agencies are in need ofmust
continuously updatie their ng amethodspproaches as well as accordingundergo repeated training and
retraining programmemes. .

With this aim in mind, in the course of during 2016 the , MIA Academy focused its efforts onto: Formatted: Indent: First line: 0.5", Space After: 6 pt,
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Training and re-training MIA staff
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training programmes;
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Develop distance learning systems and courses;
Improve cooperation with international partners.

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Capacity-Building Of MIA Academy Staff In Cooperation With Partners Formatted: Font: Bold, Underline

International Cooperation Regional Trainings In the course of 2016, the MIA Academy instructors and Formatted: Font: Bold, Underline
/staff have participated in 54 capacity- building activities (trainings, seminars, study tours, etc.visits) Formatted: Font: Bold, Underline
both) in Georgia and abroad. These included the following: Formatted: Font: Bold, Underline
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International Cooperation Formatted: Font: Bold, Underline

In 2016, the MIA Academy signed Memoranda of Understanding with the following partner Formatted: Font: Bold, Underline
organizations:

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tefan cel Mare Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova (June 2nd) Aligned at: 0.25" + Indent at: 0.5"
Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan (October 13th) Formatted: Superscript
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In addition, the Academy was visited by delegations from 53 law-enforcement agencies and training
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institutions of partner countries in the course of 2016, during which prospects for future cooperation
were discussed.
Regional Trainings

In view of the pace of globalisation, it is of the utmost importance for partner countries to share their
experience and knowledge and elaborate unified approaches to tackling different challenges.
Strengthening its international cooperation activities and implementing a range of international training
projects is therefore one of the priorities of the MIA Academy in the coming years. For this purpose,
during 2016, the Academy:Among them: Foreword The sustainability of the reforms carried out in the
law enforcement field are ensured by welltrained employees equipped with necessary skills. The
Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia (MIA Academy) is tasked with this mission of
training law enforcement officers, who ensure public order and security, protection of peoples
fundamental rights and freedoms. Considering crime development, paired with facilitated
communication and mobility between criminal organizations, the law enforcement agencies
continuously face new challenges. In order to respond to these challenges the law enforcement agencies
are in need of updating approaches as well as according training and retraining programmemes. With
this aim, in the course of 2016, MIA Academy focused its efforts to: Train and re-train MIA staff;
Upgrade existing and develop new training programmes; Capacity building of the staff and instructors
of the MIA Academy; Develop distance learning system; Improve cooperation with partners

organized an international conference on the Role of Psychological Assessment in the Formatted: List Paragraph, Bulleted + Level: 1 +
Prevention of Crime with the EUs TAIEX programme. The conference was attended by the Aligned at: 0.25" + Indent at: 0.5"
representatives of law-enforcement and training institutions of the Eastern Partnership Formatted: Font: Bold
countries, and prominent experts from the UK, Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands presented Formatted: Font: Italic
their research findings;
At the initiative and with the support of the OSCE, a two-phase training on cyber security was
organized at the MIA Academy, addressing specific issues related to 1) Digital Forensics and 2)
Investigation of the Darknet and Virtual Currencies. The training was attended by Georgian
and Azeri law-enforcement officers;
The MIA Academy organized a training course on Forensic Techniques for the students and Formatted: Font: Bold
instructors of the Educational Complex of Police of the Republic of Armenia as part of the two
countries bilateral cooperation framework

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The MIA Academys first class in the Masters programme in Police Administation graduated in Formatted: List Paragraph, Bulleted + Level: 1 +
2016. All 39 Graduates were offered positions in the MIA system, either in operational units Aligned at: 0.25" + Indent at: 0.5"
(criminal police, patrol police, etc.), or in pilot projects of the MIA including intelligence-led Formatted: Font: Bold
policing and at the joint operations centre.
In addition to its Bachelors and Masters programmes, an academic programme in Georgian Formatted: Font: Bold
language instruction for ethnic minority citizens has been introduced at the Academy in 2016.
Targeted at citizens of non-Georgian ethnicity who are interested in enrolling in the educational
programmes of the Academy, the programme is 1 year (or 2 semesters) in duration. Six students
enrolled in the programme in 2016.
To strengthen links between former and current students and the MIA Academy, the MIA Formatted: Font: Bold
Academy Alumni Association was established in December. The association will facilitate the
involvement of the graduates in the ongoing activities and projects of the Academy and follow
their career development. An Alumni Square was created on the MIA Academy campus, with
each MA graduate planting a tree to commemorate the founding of the association.
The Language Centre Formatted: Underline

Developing the English language skills of MIA employees has long been one of the top priorities of the
MIA Academy. During 2016, over 800 MIA staff have undergone testing at the MIA Academy Language
Center. On the basis of these test results, several pilot projects have been launched:

10 police officers were selected for training with the Rosetta Stone language learning software. Formatted: List Paragraph, Bulleted + Level: 1 +
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Macmillan Educations Open Mind blended learning programme is being trialled, with 35 MIA Formatted: Font: Bold
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To develop presentation skills in English, a training programme was developed by the MIA
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Academy instructors to teach the planning and delivery of presentations for any type of
audience, as well as improve language skills,.

In the course of 2016 a total of 724 persons have been enrolled in different training programmes at the
Language Centre, including:

296 students of basic professional training programmes; Formatted: List Paragraph, Bulleted + Level: 1 +
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71 MIA Academy staff;
119 non-Academy employees of the MIA;
77 employees of the State Security Service.
Public Lectures at the MIA Academy Formatted: Font: Bold, Underline

Numerous public lectures, sporting and cultural activities were organized under the auspices of the MIA
Academys education programmes during 2016. These activities included:

As part of the Road to Success project, the heads of different MIA organizational units visited Formatted: Font: Bold
the Academy, to meet with students and share their professional experience, as well as advise Formatted: Font: Bold
the students in their career development.
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the attachs of the FBI and the DEA met with the student of the Masters programme and Aligned at: 0.25" + Indent at: 0.5"
discussed their role in tackling prominent and complex cases of international crime to share
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their knowledge and experience.
Invited lecturers from German Police University and the London School of Economics lectured Formatted: Font: Bold
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police systems and the challenges they face, as well as migration processes in Europe.
In December 2016, the MIA Academy launched a new project bringing senior officials from Formatted: Font: Bold
different branches of government to the Academy to brief the students on contemporary issues
of special prominence and importance. In December, Chair of the Supreme Court and the
Speaker of the newly-elected Parliament visited the Academy. This project is planned to
continue in 2017.

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The MIA Academy organizes regular awareness-raising campaigns in close cooperation with the MIA and
the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia as well as a number of NGOs. The Academy hosted
1,405 visitors, who were introduced to the law enforcement structure in Georgia and the Academys
training process. The visitors can be divided as follows:

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The MIA Academy trained or retrained 3,742 in-service or perspective MIA employees in 249 Formatted: Font: Bold, Underline
professional training courses during 2016. The Academy also provided professional retraining courses Formatted: Underline
for 507 employees of other governmental and private agencies. Overall, a total of 4,249 persons were Formatted: Font: Bold, Underline
trained or retrained within the scope of 281 different courses during the year. Formatted: Underline
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Professional Training Formatted: Font: Bold, Underline

One of the main priorities of 2016 was to update the MIA Academys existing professional training
programmes to meet modern standards of knowledge and procedure and to develop new professional
training programmes.
In this regard, the support of partner international and donor organizations was significant. With their
help, modern best-practices were incorporated in both updated and newly-developed professional
training courses, including:

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improvement were formulated by experts invited by the Export Control & Related Border Aligned at: 0.25" + Indent at: 0.5"
Security (EXBS) Programme of the US Embassy. Two modules of this course Transborder
Interdiction and Efficiency of Border Security Intelligence were developed within the
framework of the Georgia and Azerbaijan Integrated Border Management (GAIBM) project (EU-
financed; UNDP-implemented);
A training module on narcotics was evaluated and updated under the Reinforcing the
Capacities of the Government of Georgia in Border and Migration Management (More for
More) project of the within the frames of (EU financed; IOM-implemented).
Within the same project, a Border Police Basic Training Course was evaluated by invited experts.
The course will be updated in accordance their recommendations in 2017;
A human Rights Module was updated and a new Non-Discrimination Module was under a EU-
financed and UN OHCHR-supported project that will be piloted in 2017;
Intensive cooperation with the UNHCR resulted in a training module on Asylum Seekers and
Refugee Status Persons being drafted and regularly updated under UNHCR supervision, and
being taken by 639 MIA employes. Furthermore, MIA Academy instructors were enrolled in
UNHCR-approved Professional Development courses and field trainings in Georgia and abroad;
A distance-learning pilot project was introduced at the MIA Academy. Its first training was
conducted for Temporary Detention personnel in 10 regional offices across the country
simultaneously. The opening of another 24 regional training points is planned for 2017. Formatted: Font: Bold, Underline

MIA Archive

The MIA Archive is a separate unit of the MIA Academy. The primary mission of the MIA Archive is to
preserve all Ministry of Internal Affairs materials (Security Archives and Communist Party Archives) for
future generations. The archive also has an educational mission to advance and disseminate knowledge
about 20th century Georgia.

Through the bilingual journal Archival Bulletin, exhibitions, lectures and discussions in Tbilisi and other Formatted: Font: Italic
regions of Georgia, the MIA Archive republishes its archived documents. During 2016, 7 books and other
publications were published, and 8 documentaries were filmed. Formatted: Font: Bold, Underline