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Office of Anti-Crime Programs (INL/C)


INL Office of Anti-Crime Programs (INL/C) Organizational Structure


Crime Programs Division (INL/C/CP)

INL/C/CP program portfolios:

Anti-Corruption
Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorism Financing
Border Security/Alien Smuggling
Intellectual Property Rights/Cyber Crime
International Organized Crime

Criminal Justice Programs Division (INL/C/CJ)

INL/C/CJ program portfolios:

Drug Demand Reduction/Drug Awareness
International Law Enforcement Academies 



Crime Programs Division

At the crossroads of crime and terror, INL Anti-Crime teams are helping committed partners address these threats by strengthening cooperation to fight international organized crime, high-level corruption (kleptocracy), money-laundering, terrorist financing, cyber-and intellectual property crimes, border security, narcotics trafficking and various other smuggling and trafficking crimes, INL Anti-Crime teams also continue to develop important new enforcement tools and groundbreaking conventions and protocols such as the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) and UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) that provide the United States with a more comprehensive arsenal of capabilities and frameworks for international cooperation among committed governments and partners to disrupt and dismantle transnational crime and illicit networks.

INL's strategic and forward-looking anti-crime programs and initiatives continue to sharpen our country's national security and law enforcement infrastructure including through policy coordination, effective training assistance programs, and the development of diplomatic collaborations and solutions that help to penetrate the intricate web of transnational crime, frustrate criminal activities, and dismantle illicit networks. Through its international anticrime programs and coordinated through greater synergies between the INL anticrime teams and among the various INL offices, INL programs address a broad-section of law enforcement and cross-section of law enforcement and criminal justice sector thematic areas including: counter-narcotics; demand reduction; money laundering; financial crime; terrorist financing, smuggling of goods; illegal migration; trafficking persons; border controls; document security; corruption; cyber-crime; intellectual property rights; law enforcement; police academy development; and to judiciaries and prosecutors.

INL anti-crime also works to advance the Secretary's smart diplomacy agenda by strengthening partnerships to combat converging criminal threats and networks around the world including through multilateral institutions (United Nations, G8/G20, OECD), regional networks(European Union, APEC, ASEAN, OAS, African Union, Arab League and others) and inter-regional platforms across the Atlantic and Pacific that can promoted adherence to global, standards, advance international and regional cooperation and endure there is no safe haven for those engaged in kleptocracy and transnational organized criminal activities.

Criminal Justice Programs

International Law Enforcement Academies

The Crime Office also supports a world-wide network of International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEASs) to combat international drug trafficking, criminality and terrorism through strengthened international cooperation. Serving four regions: Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia; ILEAs help protect American citizens and business, buttress democratic governance through the rule of law, enhance the functioning of free markets through improved legislation and law enforcement, and increase social, political, and economic stability.

Demand Reduction

INL's demand reduction programs are designed to assist the international community in preventing, intervening, and reducing drug consumption, thereby reducing income that criminal and terrorist organizations derive from narcotics and reducing threats to the health and welfare of fragile states. INL's demand reduction assistance objectives are to exchange best practices information and to provide training and technical assistance to allow for developing countries to culturally adapt those practices. Technical assistance targets major transit and producing countries of Central/South America, Africa and Asia, including Afghanistan. The demand reduction program prioritize assistance to address urgent needs, such as lack of trained treatment providers in Africa, Latin America, and Afghanistan, and the global shortage of treatment services for women and children.


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