Assistant Secretary William Brownfield from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, left, and Attorney General Gary King participate in a partnership agreement signing ceremony at the International Law Enforcement Academy, Friday. Mark Wilson
International Law Enforcement Academy Roswell hosted a graduation ceremony Friday for more than 30 law enforcement officials from Botswana, Tanzania, and Zambia who participated in a training course focusing on global organized crime and criminal justice topics.
The academy is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, or INL.
As criminals become international in their actions, ILEAs train members of law enforcement in an effort to make them international in their skillsets, said William Brownfield, assistant secretary of state for INL.
The Roswell institution is one of five ILEAs around the world; others operate in Hungary, Thailand, Botswana, and El Salvador. Along with training, the institutions also foster relationships among international law enforcement agencies.
Those abroad offer basic training in areas such as making arrests and Login to read more