Funded by the Canadian government and with the continued support from the Royal Police Cadet Academy (RPCA), the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s eLearning ‘Foundation Training Course for Law Enforcement Officers’ provides easy and up to date access to information on combatting smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons. Through this platform, learners can consult and engage in topics that look into utilizing international best practices and internationally recognized conceptualization of border management, and skills that are commonly recognized as important for frontline officers. Feel free to learn of terms and concepts as defined in the modules and choose from 16 modules introducing border management.
   
This eLearning course targets not only frontline officers who will operates at the border crossing points, either at the land borders, seaports, or airport checkpoints but it is also beneficial for any police officers who want to learn backgrounds and basics of migration management, with the focus on border controls, crimes in relevant to migration, and immigration processes. This eLearning could be beneficial for those who are working at the policy level to understand the scenario of border control, while seeking to understand international frameworks to address cross-border crimes in relevant to migration and obligations Thailand has as a state party of international instruments.It is therefore very beneficial for police officers to learn of these basics in addition to other national trainings which is context-specific to Thailand’s legal framework and operational requirements.requirements.

Objectives

  • To provide basics of border management and border control, for officers to understand the importance of border integrity and security, while balancing the need for effective facilitation of border-crossing that will benefit the country of destination.
  • To set understandings on relevant concepts, international standards, and norms in dealing with different types of migration, as well as good practices in dealing with vulnerable groups in gender, culture, and age sensitive manner.
  • To lay backgrounds of transnational organized crime, trafficking in persons, and smuggling of migrants, as well as the indicators for detection of victims and perpetrators, and introduction to the legal framework in Thailand to prosecute these crimes.
  • To equip frontline officers with skills to prosecute their roles in assessing and processing travellers at border crossing points. These skills include basics of identifying fraudulent travel documents, communication skills, questioning skills, basics of identifying imposters, and other skills for officers to assess and reach final decisions on the traveler’s admissibility.
  • To inform learners on the important role of information sharing in border management, and to provide basic understanding of information sharing practices, and principles of privacy, data protection and confidentiality.

THE Structure of eLearning

  • This eLearning is composed of 16 Modules. The training covers 4 main components which will equip learners with basic skills they need to execute border controls, and combat trafficking in persons and human smuggling. The 4 main components are:
    • Border Control
    • Migration and Border Management
    • Traveller Assessment Process
    • Information Management
  • There are short assessments at the end of each module. All learners need to finish all 16 modules in order to obtain the certificate of completion provided at the end of the course.
  • It requires at least 30 minutes to finish each module. Learners can stop halfway through the modules and save their progress.
  • To start the first module, click MODULES at the menu tab.