Enhancement of the capacity of front line officers in security document examination

Implementing Organization
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

The "Introduction to Security Document Examination" course provides trainees with a strong foundation in examination of security documents. Students will learn about the various categories of security documents and be introduced to the equipment used in document examination. Participants will gain insights into fraudulent documents, their definitions, and types, and reference materials. With practical exercises and the opportunity for participants to build on their experience in the field, this course promises a dynamic and engaging learning experience. 

Accomplishments to Date

Training courses will be available in the 2nd half of 2024 

Project Activities

After completing the course, participants will be well-equipped to examine security documents, identify fraudulent documents, and contribute to international security efforts. 

Global Level Outcomes

Member States have enhanced capacity in document examination, leading to more effective identification of the causes of identity related crime and more accurate law enforcement decisions and policy. 

National Level Outcomes

Frontline officers have enhanced capacity in security document examination. 


Conor Crean, Scientific Affairs Officer Laboratory and Scientific Services (DPA) (UNODC) P.O. Box 500, A-1400 Vienna, Austria Fax: (43-1) 26060 5967 Telephone: (43-1) 26060 4120 E-mail: unodc-lab [at] un [dot] org (unodc-lab[at]un[dot]org)