PROJECTS

New forensic technologies for crime scene investigation and ensuring public security

Priority

2.1. Increasing Capacity of Local and Regional Authorities to tackle Common Challenges

Lead Beneficiary

Lithuanian Police Forensic Science Centre (Vilnius County)

Beneficiaries

Central Office of the State Forensic Examination Committee of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk city)

 

Project Description

Overall objective of the project is to increase safety and security in the neighbor countries Lithuania and Belarus. Specific objective - to increase efficiency of investigation in large areas.

The joint problem of cross border regions (Vilnius and Kaunas counties in Lithuania and Grodno and Minsk counties in Belarus) is the low efficiency of investigation in large areas, i. e.investigation of serious and very serious crimes, illegal migration, trafficking in human beings, illegal transfer of weapons, explosives through the border, large scale railroad, freight transport disasters in the border section, natural disasters or catastrophe places. Lithuanian Police Forensic Science Centre (LB) and Central Office of the State Forensic Examination Committee of the Republic of Belarus (B2) fulfill the same functions to ensure the safety of the public. LB will be main partner because it has ample experience in international cooperation and management of the EU funded projects, B2 is equivalent in terms of functions and experience, faces the same problem of low efficiency of large scale investigations that in most cases cross the Lithuanian - Belarus border. During the project new technology of investigation will be introduced by purchasing modern equipment (3D scanners, drones and specializes vehicles), training of employees working with new equipment, organizing meetings for exchange of good practice between the project partners.

The main expected result of the activities is increased efficiency of investigation in large areas measured by 8 times reduced time needed for detailed description and measurement of the area. In addition, labor costs of investigators and pilots of helicopters as well as operation costs of transportation and helicopters will be reduced, quality of investigation will be increased and economic costs of transport congestion or environmental costs in case of large scale accidents and disasters will be reduced.

Project number Total budget Eu funding Implementation period
ENI-LLB-2-265 850,091.23 765,082.10 21 months (02.2020-11.2021)