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Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)

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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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March 2014 Newsletter

Deputy Assistant Secretary Arreaga Visits Nassau

Date: 02/25/2014 Description: DAS Arreaga with L.E.A.D. Director Troy Clarke and INL representatives James Story, Kristin Gilmore, and Kale Edwards at the American Corner.  - State Dept Image

During a February 25-27 visit to Nassau, The Bahamas, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Luis E. Arreaga emphasized INL’s continued commitment to support the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) in the areas of law enforcement professionalization, counternarcotics, drug demand reduction, and corrections reform.. Learn More»

Fostering Women Leaders in Policing

Date: 03/04/2014 Description: Armenian police officers participating in the Women in Policing conference in Tbilisi. - State Dept Image

INL hosted its 3rd annual Women in Policing Conference in Tbilisi, Georgia. In conjunction with International Women’s Day, the goal of the conference was to empower female police officers in the region by offering them opportunities to experience tactile training and professional development. Learn More»

INL Debuts Two Programmatic Guides

Date: 02/20/2014 Description: On February 20, 2014, INL, in conjunction with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), hosted a public event to launch INL's two new programmatic guides: the INL Guide to Gender in the Criminal Justice System and the INL Guide to Justice Sector Assistance.  - State Dept Image

INL released two new programmatic guides to help INL program officers develop and manage foreign assistance programs in the areas of gender and justice sector assistance. Learn More»

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