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Law Enforcement

Law enforcement



Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) (State Dept.), Anticrime Programs,2401 E St. N.W., #L600, 20037; (202) 663-1859. Rob Leventhal, Chief.


Supports a global network of International Law Enforcement Academies to combat international drug trafficking, criminality, and terrorism.

Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) (Justice Dept.),145 N St. N.E., 20530 (mailing address: for overnight delivery, use zip code 20002); (202) 616-2888. Fax, (202) 616-2914. Russ Washington, Director (Acting). Press, (202) 514-5328. Response Center, (202) 307-1480. Toll Free, (800) 421-6770.

General email,

Web, and Twitter, @COPSOffice

Awards grants to tribal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to hire and train community policing professionals, acquire and deploy crime-fighting technologies, and develop and test policing strategies. Community policing emphasizes crime prevention through partnerships between law enforcement and ...

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