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Nepal: ICITAP Strengthens Police Polygraph Capacity Throughout Country

On December 3, ICITAP signed over four refurbished polygraph sites and five command center network (CCN) sites to the Nepal Police. ICITAP-Nepal Attaché Carl Risheim and senior leadership from the Nepal Police Crime Investigation Department signed and exchanged the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the polygraph sites. Overall, ICITAP has refurbished ten polygraph sites, with at least one refurbished site in each province. Two sites are currently under refurbishment and will be the last of the polygraph refurbishments conducted by ICITAP.  Polygraph has been used as an investigative tool to much success in Nepal, leading to both arrests and releases. In addition, ICITAP turned over five CCN sites to the Nepal Police, through an MOU, which was signed by Attaché Risheim and senior officials from the Nepal Police Information Technology Directorate. ICITAP has connected a total of 96 different police units, with focus on district police offices, to the Nepal Police Headquarters Command Center.  In addition to these 96 sites that ICITAP has connected, the Nepal Police have taken the initiative to connect additional sites, proving that the CCN within the Nepal Police is desired, used, and sustained. This activity is conducted with the support of and in coordination with the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).

Updated August 11, 2023