Published June 21, 2019
On behalf of the American people, the State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. By leading America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance, the Department keeps the American people safe both at home and abroad and advances our shared economic prosperity. The State Department directly impacts the “Land of Enchantment” through academic partnerships that support indigenous communities, law enforcement training, and scientific collaboration [...]
[T]he State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs sponsors, funds, and administers an executive level international law enforcement academy (ILEA) in Roswell, New Mexico. ILEA Roswell leverages the expertise of 15 agencies from the U.S. federal law enforcement community and experts from state and local law enforcement agencies – including New Mexico’s own – to facilitate policy discussions with senior criminal justice executives from 100 countries around the world. Approximately 300 senior policy makers convene in Roswell to participate in symposiums on key transnational organized crime issues including anti-corruption, countering violent extremism, counter-narcotics, human trafficking, and international financial investigations. Delegations to Roswell are comprised of chief prosecutors, Supreme Court justices and other senior judges, law enforcement executives, and law makers who have the ability to effect meaningful change in the criminal justice systems in their home countries. In conjunction with the intense classroom discussions and facilitation, ILEA Roswell delegates are given opportunities to explore the rich history and culture of New Mexico, and probably learn their preferred answer to the question, “red or green chile?”
Note: This entry is an excerpt from a U.S. Department of State article titled "From Farmington to Las Cruces: The State Department's Impact on New Mexico." Find the entire article on DipNote, the U.S. Department of State's official blog.