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The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), headed by Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, advises the President, Secretary of State, other bureaus in the Department of State, and other departments and agencies within the U.S. Government on the development of policies and programs to combat international narcotics and crime. INL programs support two of the Department's strategic goals

  • To reduce the entry of illegal drugs into the United States; and
  • To minimize the impact of international crime on the United States and its citizens
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July/August 2014 Issue


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Costa Rica First in Region to Implement Nationwide Police Data System

Date: 04/2014 Description: Locations of drug related crimes reported to Costa Rican police between April 12-20, 2014. - State Dept Image One of INL’s missions is to help transfer the expertise and tools developed by law enforcement in the United States to our partners around the world. In May, Costa Rica became the first to fully adopt a computer statistics model (COMPSTAT) that has proven effective in reducing crime in many U.S. cities beginning in the 1990s. Learn More»

Summer Camp in Islamabad Brings Police and Community Together

Date: 06/2014 Description: Pakistani police officer rewards young athlete during summer camp ceremony. - State Dept Image

For Pakistani children this summer camp experience was about fun, learning, and getting to know their local police in a friendly setting. Police officers served as mentors and counselors, interacting with kids and their families on a daily basis. Learn More»


Jury Trial Discussion in Armenia gets Boost from PDAS Perez

Date: 2014 Description: PDAS Carol Perez in Washington, D.C. being interviewed by VOA correspondent for Armenia-TV. - State Dept Image

In a TV interview with the Voice of America, INL’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Carol Perez details INL’s work in Armenia, totaling $25 million over the past decade in police training, rule of law reforms, and support for the correctional system. One of the most interesting projects may be the possibility of Armenia adopting jury trial practices in its criminal cases. Learn More»

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CBSI Law Enforcement Professionals Strengthen Ties

Date: 06/2014 Description: Fabian Debora shares his experiences as a former L.A. gang member with Caribbean law enforcement representatives.  - State Dept Image Representatives from nine Caribbean countries recently participated in a Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) Law Enforcement Technical Working Group on police integrity, anti-gang efforts, and civil asset forfeiture in Bridgetown, Barbados. Learn More»


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