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Date: 08/10/2015 Description: New INL Beat Newsletter logo - State Dept Image

september/october 2017 Issue

Farewell Message from Ambassador Brownfield

Throughout my tenure I relied on the important contributions of our extended network of INL partners, whose hard work and commitment is crucial to the success of INL programs around the globe. It is my sincerest hope that these partnerships continue to strengthen in furtherance of the safety and security of this great country. More»

Salvadoran Police Deliver with Ronaldinho Soccer Camp

On August 8, 2017, INL partnered with the National Civilian Police of El Salvador and Brazilian Soccer Star Ronaldinho to offer an unforgettable experience to 400 at-risk youth. The superstar’s visit was an opportunity for children vulnerable to gang recruitment to meet one of their heroes, and find some new “Heroes en Azul” among the local police officers. More»

Prisoner Turned Chef Serves U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Ian Kelly

When Chef Irakli Miruashvili heard that U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Ian Kelly was visiting the restaurant where he works, he jumped at the opportunity to share his story about how INL’s support changed his life. More»

INL on The Water: Strengthening America’s “Third Border” in The Bahamas

Teaser: INL supports Operations Bahamas, Turks and Caicos by building the capacity of our Bahamian partners to interdict narcotics transiting the region. Recent INL-funded efforts include a U.S. Coast Guard-led training for the newly formed Customs Marine Unit that leveraged Royal Bahamas Police Force Marine Support Services Unit expertise to train other Caribbean partners in boat maintenance and operations for counterdrug operations. INL support to partner nations is critical to securing the U.S. maritime border against the illicit trafficking of narcotics, people, and weapons; and ensuring that traffickers do not revert to this traditional smuggling route as pressure is applied elsewhere in the hemisphere. More»

INL and Atlanta Police Department Partner to Counter Bias-Motivated Crimes in Honduras

On July 10, 2017, the Atlanta Police Department’s (APD) LGBT Liaison Unit and the Hispanic Liaison Unit led Tegucigalpa’s first-ever Countering Bias-Motivated Crimes Course at the Honduran National Police’s Criminal Investigations School (EIC). The course was a milestone for both the EIC and APD; it was the first time the EIC hosted international trainers, and it was APD’s first training in Honduras. Thirty-two participants from seven different INL-supported Honduran policing entities, including the Violent Crimes Task Force, participated in the training. More»

INL Air Wing Operations Officer Receives GSA Federal Aviation Professional Award

Annually, the General Services Administration, in conjunction with the Interagency Committee for Aviation Policy (ICAP), presents an award to the person judged to be the best federal aviation professional in an operational or support position. Competition is keen between nominees of the thirteen federal agencies constituting ICAP. The recipient of this year’s award was Duane Seward of the INL Air Wing, who was recognized for his superior performance as the Senior Aviation Advisor in Afghanistan. More»