Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) William R. Brownfield and City of Pasadena Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez signed a partnership agreement on Wednesday, July 25. This partnership agreement between INL and a local law enforcement agency enables INL to utilize the knowledge and expertise of active serving police officers to train, advise, and mentor foreign law enforcement personnel as part of the Department of State’s numerous foreign assistance programs to further civilian security.
In his remarks, Assistant Secretary Brownfield recognized the Pasadena Police Department for its recent assistance to the Department of State in seconding one of Pasadena’s finest police officers to support INL’s police program in Jamaica for one week, where he advised the U.S. Embassy and Jamaica’s Constabulary Police Force. More information can be viewed at http://www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/Police/.
The State Department recognizes that many of the most important skills required for civilian security and justice sector reform efforts around the world are found in communities throughout the United States. INL has established relationships with state and local law enforcement, corrections, prosecutorial, and other specialized justice sector institutions to leverage their expertise in support of the Department of State’s foreign assistance goals. Each state and local partner receives specialized training from the State Department and develops key relationships for their hometown community. The State Department pays the salaries of state and local officer while they are deployed. Details of these programs and exchanges are at http://www.state.gov/j/inl/civ/index.htm.
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