ILEA Bangkok & USFS Held the First Virtual Natural Resource Crime Investigations Course

ILEA Bangkok, in coordination with United States Forest Service (USFS), hosted the first virtual Natural Resource Crime Investigations Course, March 22-April 1, 2022, with 36 participants who are law enforcement officers and criminal investigators whose responsibilities include the enforcement and investigation of natural resource crimes from 7 ILEA subscribing countries.

This virtual training was intended to build and strengthen both regional and individual law enforcement officer/criminal investigator capacity to enforce laws related to natural resource crimes occurring on public lands. The course focused on building technical skills, such as: pre-incident interagency collaboration; detection of natural resource crimes using traditional, collaborative, and technologically advanced methodologies; crime scene assessment, preservation, and processing; investigative case initiation and management; investigative techniques (including the use of technical investigative equipment) and strategies (including the use of joint investigative teams); and documentation including strategies for superior report writing and preparation for presenting to those responsible for prosecution.