Due to popular request, this is a repeat of the first of two articles focusing on the importance of professional identity document training for Government and Law Enforcement personnel.
‘The need to know’ – Professional identity document training for Government & Law Enforcement – Part One
Our Operations Manager, Mark Filby, has spoken with Managing Director, Mr Rene van Eert of the ID Centre based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands to understand more about their work
MF: Rene, please tell us about the ID Centre and services you offer:
Rene: The IDcentre is a professional training centre in Eindhoven, The Netherlands
We offer training, courses and seminars for governmental organisations, especially law enforcement, dealing with identity- and document fraud and related abuse.
MF: Where are your clients based?
Rene: Our services are offered for national, as well as international entities.
MF: What is the purpose of your training courses?
Rene: The IDcentre is translating applied technology and processes used to prevent Identity- and document fraud into a comprehensive layered and structured curriculum.
MF: What is the format of the training offered?
Rene: We think “hands-on” training is still the best way to disclose information and to enhance the intrinsic motivation of people.
Competence development is a life-time process. In this perspective, The IDcentre introduced Maint(r)ainance®; a number of updating modules to make sure professionals keep the level of their individual professional competences.
MF: How about your training facilities, how do you convey the complexity of security printing to someone who may not have been involved in the print sector?
Rene: The IDcentre’s training facilities are featured with state-of-the-art investigation equipment and, moreover, a printing facility where we can demonstrate all printing techniques used in the production and assembly of Identity documents and related products.
MF: We supplied a MicroPOISE machine for your facility a few years ago, how does this help your training programs?
Rene: The MicroPOISE is a powerful tool in our training because it allows our students to understand how many security documents are created with holograms. It supports our belief that ‘hands on’ training gives greater competency. MicroPOISE is used by many Governments and so the students use the ‘real’ equipment that may have been used on documents they are inspecting.
Next blog: find out more about The IDCentre and how Government and Law Enforcement document inspectors rely on their training
If you believe you could benefit from The IDCentre’s work you can contact Rene directly to discuss their excellent services:
Mark has worked in the security print sector for more than 21 years having previously occupied various roles in pre-press, production, and QA in print finishing, specializing in hot stamping and embossing.
He was an active participant in Project Genesius, a partnership between the UK Print industry and the Metropolitan Police to seek law change which resulted in the Security Printing Equipment and Materials (offences) Act 2015. He received a local business award for Community Safety and Crime Prevention in the same year.