Information on the launching and implementation of the project “Joint Approach to Tackle Organized Cross-border Crime in the Baltic Sea Region”


The State Police of Latvia in cooperation with seven partners: The Ministry of the Interior of Latvia, the Latvian State Border Guard, the Customs Police Department of the State Revenue Service of Latvia, the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board, the Finnish National Police Board, the Finnish Border Guard, the Lithuanian Border Guard Service implements common project Joint Approach to Tackle Organized Cross-border Crime in the Baltic Sea Region (JATOC) to be co-financed by the Project Support Facility (PSF) of the Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS).

The project JATOC will be implemented in 12 months (since 1 August 2016 until 31 July 2017). Total funding for the project is 55 000 EUR and 90% will be ensured by the PSF and 10% by the State Police of Latvia.

The objective of the project is to ensure the implementation of the activities related to the Latvian Presidency at the Baltic Sea TASK FORCE on Organised Crime (BSTF).

In the frame of the project, there are planned following activities:
1.    Project partners’ meetings (3) in order to discuss the work done, exchange of views, set next tasks:  in Lithuania, Vilnius (18-19.10.2016.), in Estonia, Tallinn (24-25.01.2017.) and final meeting in Latvia, Jurmala (09-11.05.2017.
2.    Elaboration of the guidelines for common police, customs and border guards operations.
3.    Preparation of Conceptual Model of creating strategic intelligence product or joint regional analysis.
4.    Preparation of the Final report (brochure) containing the information on project activities and conclusions as well as identification possible funding resources to implement the project JATOC conclusions after the ending the project. 

In the frame or the project there will discussed option/possibility to organise common police – customs - border guards operation.

If you have any question, please contact project manager Mrs Inese Voloseviča, Chief of the International Affairs Unit of the State Police (ph.: +371 67075455, e-mail: or the project coordinator Mrs Inguna Trule, Senior Specialist of the International Affairs Unit of the State Police (ph.+371 67829527, e-mail: