U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan, head of the local office of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Rebecca Hunt and Ambassy’s Law Enforcement Advisor Michael Turner visited the Crime Laboratory of Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs today.
The guests were hosted by the Minister of Internal Affairs Vakhtang Gomelauri and his First Deputy Kakhaber Sabanadze. The Minister introduced Kelly Degnan with the specifics of the work of the Forensic Department.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ambassador and her accompanying persons inspected the laboratories.
Ambassador Kelly Degnan congratulated the Ministry of Internal Affairs on achieving internationally recognized accreditation of their Fingerprint, Facial Recognition, and Questioned Documents/Handwriting examination sections during her visit to the Crime Laboratory.
As Vakhtang Gomelauri pointed out e U.S. Embassy supported the development of criminal forensics in Georgia for almost two decades by training and the supplying of needed equipment.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, with the support of the US Embassy’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, more than 400 staff members of Expert-Criminalistic Department participated in more than 60 trainings and conferences in the United States and Georgia.