Regula Helps INTERPOL Upskill Law-Enforcement Bodies
This April, Regula together with INTERPOL, organized the 10th training in a row for law-enforcement agencies to upskill their proficiency in detecting and investigating travel and identity documents with a fraud. Such knowledge is crucial for preventing illegal migration, as it allows border control services to implement the most contemporary techniques of recognizing document forgery, and thus helps stop criminals from crossing borders or using fake IDs for further legalization. Regula has been cooperating with INTERPOL since 2004 in the field of information exchange and documents database completion, and since 2016 both parties have been regularly organizing such educational events.
This time, the three-day training involved U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and was held at one of the largest airports in the world – the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Regula’s experts and INTERPOL’s Counterfeit Currency and Security Documents Branch’s representatives highlighted the latest security features in travel documents and showcased how to recognize forgeries with the help of forensic equipment and information reference systems.
Such kinds of training programs are so called train-the-trainer sessions, which means a trainee gets the knowledge and tools to spread the newly acquired information further among their colleagues.
These joint Regula-INTERPOL training programs were first launched in 2016, and since then, around 150 immigration service and border control officers in more than 30 countries all over the world have been equipped with new skills in detecting fraudulent IDs. These training sessions allowed law-enforcement bodies on 5 continents to:
- earn to detect both fake documents and even minor frauds in previously legal IDs
- get to know how to treat secure identity documents
- effectively use forensic devices and equipment in ID verification
- involve information reference systems and extensive databases (both INTERPOL’s and Regula’s ones) in the ID verification process.
The long-term partnership with Regula has served a lot to enhance our training programs for border control and immigration services and allowed us to enrich them with valuable information. Our mutual work on this initiative gave us the chance to focus on the latest developments in the field of travel and identity documents authenticity, including advanced forensic equipment and a vast spectrum of databases. We are sure that such training raises the standards of regional expertise in fighting document and identity fraud.
Regula boasts of 30 years of expertise in manufacturing forensic equipment and developing software solutions for ID and biometric verification. Having a 100 per cent in-house R&D and manufacturing, the company offers an unparalleled level of technological know-how and efficient devices that are capable of recognizing various documents from over 200 countries and territories in 138 languages.