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Cablegate: 2009 End Use Monitoring Report - Latvia

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STATE FOR INL/RM/MS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: SNAR AFIN LG
SUBJECT: 2009 END USE MONITORING REPORT - LATVIA

REF: STATE 119905

Post hereby submits its 2009 End Use Monitoring Report for
Latvia.

BACKGROUND

A. EUM Program coordinator:

Kelly Busby
Political/Economic Officer
371-6703-6278
busbykh@state.gov

B. Inventory System:

As post's distribution of resources within Latvia is limited,
inventory tracking is confined to an annual, visual review,
performed by the Regional Security Office.

C. Staff member EUM Responsibilities:

Jeff Lefler, Regional Security Officer - Overall responsibility for
contact with most Latvian law enforcement agencies.
Matthew Lappe, Assistant Regional Security Officer - Overall
responsibility for contact with most Latvian law enforcement
agencies.
Dinar Lubins, FSNI - Assistant to RSO
Kelly Busby, Political/Economic Officer - Responsible for
compilation of End Use Monitoring Report. Arrived at post August
2009.

D. Other USG Agency Assistance:

None

E. Counterpart Agencies

Recipients:
Latvian State Police - Provided information and facilitated
inspection.
Latvian Police College of State Police- Provided information and
facilitated inspection.
Anti-Corruption Bureau (KNAB)

F. Receipt

Documentation of use and receipt of equipment is done through a
MOU.

MONITORING PROCEDURES

A. On-site Inspections

The number of scheduled on-site inspections performed = 1
the number of unscheduled on-site inspections performed = 0
The number of counterpart sites and cities visited = 0
The date and location of on-site inspections performed = 02/08/2010,
Police College of State Police and State Police.
The number of donated items subject to inspection = 5 (commodities
listed below)
The percentage (%) of donated items personally inspected. 100%

B. Secondary Methods of Monitoring Resource Status

Comparison of Records
On-site inspections are feasible in all cases.

Discussions
There may be limited use of discussion for clarification, but
on-site inspections are feasible in all cases.

Percentage of Use
0%

STATUS-COMMODITIES

A. Classroom Equipment: USG funded the renovation and
technological upgrade of a classroom, including translation
equipment.
B. Latvian Police College of State Police
C. Room is used for conferences and will be used for police college
courses.
D. Equipment is in good condition and accounted for.

A. Computer Equipment: Computer equipment was donated to upgrade
the headquarters State Police Information Bureau and their
headquarters offices.
B. State Police Information Bureau
C. Through an on-site spot check, RSO confirmed that this equipment
is being used as intended.
D. Post records indicate that all computer donations made under INL
program funding are now a minimum of nine years old and rapidly
becoming obsolete. Post would appreciate INL's guidance as to at
what point continued monitoring is no longer useful or required.

A. Surveillance Detection Equipment: General use.
B. State Police and the Anti-Corruption Bureau. The regional DEA
office provided training on the equipment to both recipient groups.
C. As intended but rarely used
D. Equipment is in good condition and accounted for.

A. Miscellaneous Equipment: The Latvian Police are using the
following equipment for its intended purpose: night vision
equipment; fibro scopes; contraband detectors; pinhole cameras;
video cameras; analytical software; gas chromatograph; and genetic
analyzer.
B. Various.
C. As intended. The genetic analyzer is used as a back-up, due to
it being an older model.
D. All items are in good condition and accounted for.

STATUS-INVENTORIES

A. Aircraft - n/a
B. Vehicles - n/a
C. Vessels - n/a
D. Weapons - n/a

STATUS-SERVICES

A. Construction Projects - n/a
B. Demand Reduction Services - n/a
C. Other Professional Services - n/a

PROGRAM IMPACT (as applicable)

A. Communications equipment
B. Weapons - n/a
C. Construction Projects - n/a
D. Surveillance Equipment: all equipment continues to be
coordinated into operational activities and is considered effective
by the Latvian Police. The equipment provided by the USG to the
Latvian law enforcement supports Embassy Riga's mission objective to
help professionalize and increase capabilities of Latvian law
enforcement agencies.
E. Vessels - n/a
F. Laboratory Equipment - n/a
G. Aircraft - n/a
H. Vehicles - n/a
I. Other - n/a

PROBLEMS & CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN (CAP)

Unmonitored resources

Computer sent to the Organized Crime Section in Valka/Daugavpils
Region. Specific computer cannot be located: This Crime Section
received donations in the late 90's and it is unclear to the current
staff which computer we would be referring to. Post was unable to
track down the individual with who we worked to make this donation
(he has retired) and therefore, was not able to verify where the
computer is currently located. Post believes, however that the
computer is no longer in use because the technology is obsolete.

B. Repair and Maintenance of commodities - n/a
C. Lack of Use and Misuse of Commodities - n/a
D. Disposal of commodities - n/a
E. Other Problems - n/a

GARBER

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