October 21-24, 2017, the U.S. State Department’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Office (INL) supported a delegation of senior Armenian investigators to participate in the 124th International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual conference. The IACP is an organization that shapes the law enforcement profession, develops law enforcement leaders, and provides educational and worldwide networking opportunities for law enforcement professionals in the U.S. and internationally.
Participants increased their knowledge and skills across a number of topics, including – countering transnational crimes, developing training programs to prevent family violence, child sex trafficking indicators and responses, sexual violence investigations, operations and cooperation with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, child abduction response, exploring the new challenges presented by the “dark net,” cybercrime investigations, cases of dismantling of gangs (including Armenian Power investigations), analysis of terrorism attacks, terrorist groups and leaders, and many additional law enforcement, criminal justice and international police cooperation topics. The Armenian delegation had a unique opportunity to meet counterparts from federal and local agencies, learn new techniques, and build networking for possible partnerships.
This training supports Armenia’s efforts to modernize its law enforcement and counter transnational crime and drug trafficking, with the intent to keep Americans safe at home by countering international crime, gangs, and illegal drugs abroad. Learn more here about how INL works to keep people safe by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad.