International Law Enforcement Academy
February 16, 2012
Government agencies, instructors, and students are joining together to combat crime.
Mollie Halpern: Government agencies, instructors, and students are joining together to combat crime.
Angela E. Konik: Crime doesn’t stay within one country; it has become transnational. We need to build our partnerships so that we can work these cases effectively—whether they’re in the United States or abroad.
Mollie Halpern: I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau, and this is FBI, This Week. The Bureau participates in a State Department-funded cooperative venture called International Law Enforcement Academies, or ILEAs. The FBI provides training to local law enforcement at ILEAs located in Hungary, Thailand, Botswana, and San Salvador. Supervisory Special Agent Angela Konik…
Konik: Our law enforcement partners can learn from our techniques so that they can attack the crime problem in maybe a more efficient manner.
Halpern: Training happens throughout the year and includes courses in ethics, counterterrorism, crime scene investigation, and more.
Konik: We also look for information back, because not only can the FBI assist or enhance, we can learn from our law enforcement partners.
Halpern: For more information visit www.fbi.gov
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