Fact Sheet
Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
January 12, 2012


Funding:

  • FY 2005 - $2,992,000 (INCLE*)
  • FY 2006 - $990,000 (INCLE*)
  • FY 2007 - $1,000,000 (INCLE*)
  • FY 2008 - $496,000 (INCLE*)
  • FY 2009 - $1,000,000 (INCLE*) + $1,836,000 (1207**) = $2,836,000
  • FY 2010 - $750,000 (INCLE*) + $2,000,000 (NEA Regional TSCTP***)
  • FY 2011 - $750,000 (INCLE*) + $1,030,000 (NEA Regional TSCTP request***)

*INCLE: International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement Funds

**1207: Section 1207 of the National Defense Authorization Act

***NEA Regional TSCTP: Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership (covers Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia)

Program Goals:

  • To further counterterrorism and security cooperation with Morocco and continue to promote the long-standing US-Morocco relationship.
  • To support Morocco’s efforts to promote and sustain effective judicial reform.

Program Components/Accomplishments:

The Morocco program is the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)’s longest running in North Africa. The three central components of the program are: 1) legal and criminal justice sector reform; 2) border security assistance; and 3) police assistance.

  • Legal and Criminal Justice Sector Reform: This program aims to support Morocco's efforts to reform the legal system and counter corruption by strengthening justice sector integrity; improving access to justice for the public, especially for youth; and increasing the capacity of Moroccan judicial institutions to apply existing legislation in the conduct of their duties.
  • Border Security Assistance: Through training and curriculum development, this program supports the modernization of Morocco’s border enforcement operations to counter the growing threat posed by transnational criminal organizations, and develop the instructional capacity of Moroccan customs and police officials.
  • Police Assistance: This program aims to enhance the capacity of Moroccan security forces to collect and analyze fingerprint and DNA evidence, facilitate the ongoing collection of Morocco's Known of Suspected Terrorist (KST) related biometric data, and improve cooperation between the FBI, Department of State, and Moroccan law enforcement agencies. Additional assistance aims to strengthen the forensic collection and analysis capability of Moroccan security forces, to include post-blast investigation techniques and forensic laboratory design support.

[This is a mobile copy of State/INL Morocco Program]