Frank Taylor, site manager for the International Law Enforcement Academy in Roswell, discusses the ILEA campuses around the world on Tuesday. (Randal Seyler Photo)
The International Law Enforcement Academy is successful due not only to the world-class training the facility provides, but also due to the friendly residents of Roswell.
Frank Taylor, site manager of ILEA-Roswell and former New Mexico State Police chief, said the interaction between Academy delegates and the small- town America lifestyle of Roswell makes a great and favorable impression on law enforcement officials around the world.
“One of the reasons ILEA was placed here was to give our delegates a chance to experience the real small town America,” Taylor said. “If we were located in New York or Washington, I don’t think our delegates would get to experience what life is really like in the U.S.”
The ILEA program has six sites around the world — four regional academies, at Budapest, Hungary; Bangkok, Thailand; Gaborone, Botswana; and San Salvador, El Salvador; a regional training center for Latin America at Lima, Peru; and the center for advanced training at Roswell.
ILEA began classes in Roswell in the deBremond National Guard facility at the Roswell Industrial Air Center in September 2001, according to the website, nmt.edu.
The Roswell academy offers an advanced management course for mid- and upper-level law-enforcement personnel, focusing on the academic aspects of law enforcement Login to read more