Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
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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: (1) to reduce the entry of illegal drugs into the United States; and (2) to minimize the impact of international crime on the United States and its citizens. Counternarcotics and anticrime programs also complement counterterrorism efforts, both directly and indirectly, by promoting modernization of and supporting operations by foreign criminal justice systems and law enforcement agencies charged with the counter-terrorism mission.
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November 2013 Newsletter
First Reward Announced for Information on Transnational Organized Criminals
INL-Trained Women Tajik Police Officers are a Hit in California
Women Tajik police officers are expanding beyond their traditional administrative roles and have begun tackling community issues like domestic violence, human trafficking, youth violence, and suicide. After exchanging insights at a symposium in California with American counterparts, they also had the opportunity to ride in squad cars to observe community policing techniques in several nearby cities. Learn More»
Teamwork in Kosovo is Built on Communication
Modern tools of communication for law enforcement can open up new cooperation, bring investigative leads, and assist operations. Learn More»
DNA Evidence Workshop in Costa Rica
All legal systems use some form of forensics to solve crimes, ranging from simple evidence collection to DNA testing. It can be difficult to decide the right balance of rapidly evolving forensics tools, methods, and training that meet a country’s budget, unique legal needs, and technological capacity. This story is a recent snapshot of INL’s consultation with officials in Costa Rica. Learn More»
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