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State/INL Bangladesh Program

Fact Sheet
Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
December 6, 2011


Funding FY 2009-2012:

  • FY 2009 – $200,000 (INCLE*) + $5,171,250 (1207**) = $5,371,250
  • FY 2010 – $350,000 (INCLE*)
  • FY 2011 – $350,000 (INCLE*)
  • FY 2012 – $850,000 (INCLE* request)

*INCLE: International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement Funds
**1207: Section 1207 of the National Defense Authorization Act

Program Goals:

  • The 1207 community-policing project will support developing a community-focused police service that will increase the institutional capacity of the police to fight security threats and promote principles of human rights and democracy.

Program Components/Accomplishments:

  • The community-policing project was launched in July 2010 and will support establishing a community-policing model in the Rajshahi Division of northeastern Bangladesh. The project will train officers to improve policing skills and foster developing police-community partnerships in addressing security concerns.
  • In September 2010, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) provided funding to the Resident Legal Advisor program in Dhaka to provide technical assistance and capacity building of authorities to improve aspects of Bangladesh’s security and justice systems. Efforts will encourage passage of laws necessary for the establishment of a career prosecution service through facilitated legislative drafting workshops with stakeholders, and provide training to improve trial skills, case management, and police-prosecutor cooperation.


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