Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 24, 2012

Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) William R. Brownfield will travel to Los Angeles, California, on July 25 where he will address members of the Conference of Western Attorneys General and other legal and law enforcement personnel. His remarks will highlight the Merida Initiative as well as INL’s work with state and local partners.

Assistant Secretary Brownfield will also recognize the Pasadena Police Department for its collaboration with the Department of State to develop a criminal justice program overseas. Recently, the Pasadena Police Department deployed a police officer to support INL’s police program in Jamaica. He will join city officials and the police chief to sign a partnership agreement for future collaborations.

On July 26, Assistant Secretary Brownfield will deliver remarks on the evolving nature of transnational crime and its global impact at the RAND Corporation as a part of their “Visiting Voices” lecture series. Media registration will be accepted at

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PRN: 2012/1200