05BUCHAREST1577 / 2005-07-15 11:02:00
Embassy Bucharest
                UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 BUCHAREST 001577 
 
SIPDIS 
 
FOR INL/AAE - JEFF HARTSHORN, EUR/ACE 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: AMGT, ASEC, BU, KCRM, SNAR, RO, law enforcement 
SUBJECT: PROJECT ACCOMPLISHMENTS ROMANIA - SEED FUNDED, INL 
ADMINISTERED LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE SECTOR 
PROGRAM 
 
REF:  STATE 123946 
 
1. The project accomplishments listed below apply for the 
Counter-narcotics, Cyber-Crime, Police Academies, and ICITAP 
Advisor projects coordinated by the RSO.  RLA/OPDAT will 
report separately. 
 
2. The major accomplishments for the last 18 months are: 
 
 -     RSO provided specialized audio-video and surveillance 
equipment to the Organized Crime and Anti-Drug Police.  DEA 
and ICE provided training on undercover operations and 
intelligence analysis.  Up-to-date information and modern 
equipment increased the success rate and officers' safety in 
over 100 police operations, which resulted in  concluded 
with significant drug and counterfeit seizures and arrests. 
In addition, the provision of audio-video equipment enabled 
the Romanian police Police to record the operations and 
present evidence in court, as well as to create a library of 
videotapes for debriefing and on- the- job training. 
 
-     RSO provided computer and network equipment to the 
Cluj Organized Crime and Anti-Drug Office, the second 
largest in the country.  This enabled the connectivity of 
the local criminal databases to be connected with the 
central network, leading to an efficient exchange of 
information. 
 
-     RSO provided drug lab equipment and drug testing kits 
to the Organized Crime and Anti-Drug Police, which have been 
instrumental in the initiation of the second drug lab in 
Romania. 
 
-     The new lab opened in the city of Cluj runs drug tests 
for the north-western part of Romania.  According to the 
provisions of the new penal procedure code, police can only 
hold a suspect in custody for 24h. This lab takes the work- 
load off the central lab and provides more timely results 
for this area of Romania. RSO provided equipment, training 
by ICE, and a U.S. field trip to the Border Police Drug Dog 
School.  The school set up a new training classroom, and 
instructors and dog handlers have been exposed to presented 
the U.S. model.  As a result, Romanian authorities The 
school implemented several changes in the daily operations, 
such as: building a new training range for dogs, replacing 
old training materials such as rubber balls with textile 
towels, sselectinged a pilot group of 17 dogs to be trained 
according to by the concepts and methods taught at the 
Canine Center in Front Royal. 
 
-     In addition, RSO provided a variety of computer, 
networking equipment, and software. ICE and USSS provided 
training, while the .  FBI provided advisory assistance.  Up- 
to-date information, modern equipment and work on cases led 
to an increase in joint operations, and an increase in the 
number of successful search warrants, seizures, and 
indictments in cases involving U.S. citizens. 
 
-     RSO provided specialized analysis software to the 
Border Police which hasve been instrumental in the creation 
of a Risk Analysis Unit within the Border Police. 
 
-     RSO and ICITAP provided computers and software to the 
Guard and Protection Training Center.  They set up a local 
area network. 
 
-     ICITAP Advisor provided advisory assistance on 
Instructor Development which was incorporated into the 
instructor development course curriculum and 
institutionalized in the Post-University Center's Instructor 
Development Process. 
 
-     RSO and ICITAP provided U.S. field trips  fields to 
the officials and trainers of the Law Enforcement Academies 
to introduce them to contemporary academy management 
instruction, curriculum development and evaluation strategy. 
 
-     The Academies started to implement several changes in 
the curriculum, uniforms and administration.RRSO and ICITAP 
provided crime scene processing forensics supplies for the 
new laboratory of the Police Academy.  The equipment is used 
to train over 400 police cadets per year. 
 
-     RSO provided a computer to the Police Record Checks 
Department.  This enabled the transfer of all paper records 
into an electronic database for easy search and retrieval of 
information.  This department processes approximately. 500 
records checks per year for the Embassy.  The response time 
has been shortened byto half. 
 
3. The projects and funding for the FY2006 cycle that Post 
Bucharest intends to support will follow by COB July 20. 
 
TAPLIN 

            
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