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BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS (INL)
(Office of Origin: INL/RM)
1 FAM 531 ASSISTANT SECRETARY
The Department of State, through the Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL):
(1) Reduces the impact of international crime and illegal drugs on the United States, its citizens, and partner nations by providing effective foreign assistance and fostering greater bilateral and multilateral cooperation;
(2) Establishes a capable and accountable criminal justice sector, to include stabilizing post-conflict societies through criminal justice sector development and reform;
(3) Works closely with U.S. Federal, State, county, and municipal law enforcement, corrections, and justice institutions to provide assistance, coordinate a regional approach to widespread problems, and help stronger governments take responsibility as equal partners in the struggle to disrupt organized crime and other destabilizing groups;
(4) Achieves its long-term objectives by ensuring its foreign assistance programs are designed to be sustainable, long-term generational commitments to build strong legal institutions;
(5) Supports the drug control efforts of major drug source and transit countries by strengthening the capacity of international partners to disrupt the drug trade;
(6) Strengthens criminal justice systems in partner countries, institutionalizing rule of law by developing and expanding criminal justice systems at the national, provincial, and community level to strengthen partner country law enforcement and judicial effectiveness, foster cooperation in legal affairs, and advance respect for gender and human rights; and
(7) Minimizes the effects of transnational organized crime by strengthening international partnerships, reducing the impact of transnational crime and criminal networks on the United States and its allies through enhanced international cooperation and foreign assistance.
1 FAM 531.1 Responsibilities
The Assistant Secretary for INL reports to the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights (J). As delegated by the Secretary, the Assistant Secretary is responsible for:
(1) Development, supervision, coordination and implementation of international narcotics control assistance activities of the Department of State as authorized under Part 1, Chapter 8 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2291 - 2291k);
(2) Development of assistance programs directed at U.S. Government objectives abroad on international criminal justice issues;
(3) Coordination and management of the Department’s international counternarcotics program, the international criminal justice program, and strategic planning for bureau programs and policies;
(4) As delegated by the Secretary, the Assistant Secretary negotiates and concludes bilateral and multilateral agreements to strengthen narcotics control and criminal justice systems, and to combat transnational crime; and
(5) Substantive and coordinating responsibility for the following Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) materials, including the following:
· 1 FAM 530—Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL);
· 2 FAM 950—Payment and Rewards for Information Relating to International Narcotics Trafficking; and
· 2 FAM 800—Managing Aircraft.
1 FAM 531.2 Organization
See 1 FAM Exhibit 531.2 for an organization chart of INL.
1 FAM 531.3 Authorities
a. 22 U.S.C. 2656 and 22 U.S.C. 2651a: The Secretary of State's authorities for the conduct of foreign affairs and administration of the Department of State.
b. Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 as amended (22 U.S.C. 2291 and 22 U.S.C. 2292), Department of State Delegation of Authority 293-2 (October 23, 2011), Section 2(g), to the Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs:
(1) The functions of negotiating, concluding, and terminating international agreements relating to international narcotics control and anticrime programs subject to the concurrences required by the Circular 175 Procedure; and
(2) The functions conferred upon the President by Section 487 of the Act, together with all those authorities contained in the Act to the extent necessary or appropriate to accomplish the purpose of the Act.
c. Department of State Delegation of Authority 164, (May 23, 1987), to the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics Matters (now INL), Anti-Drug Abuse Act functions.
d. Department of State Delegation of Authority 227 (December 17, 1998) to the Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs - to approve the transfer of forfeited assets to foreign governments.
e. Department of State Delegation of Authority 332 (August 6, 2010) to the Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs, certain certification functions in Maritime Law.
f. State Department Basic Authorities Act, Section 36(b) (22 U.S.C. 2708(b)), narcotics offender rewards.
g. Other authorities, as appropriate.
1 FAM 532 Deputy Assistant Secretaries
a. The bureau has three deputy assistant secretaries reporting to the Assistant Secretary, through the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, who determines and assigns their duties.
b. The Assistant Secretary designates a Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, with such commensurate responsibilities as the Assistant Secretary delegates.
c. Office Directors report to the Assistant Secretary through the deputy assistant secretaries as the Assistant Secretary designates.
1 FAM 532.1 Office of Resource Management (INL/RM)
The Controller/Executive Director serves as the Office Director for INL resource management, domestic and overseas operations. INL/RM:
(1) Directs the bureau's financial management program including budget formulation and budget presentation and execution, and provides fiscal accountability and reporting to Congress;
(2) Directs the personnel, administrative, and management activities of the bureau;
(3) Directs the bureau's acquisition of commodities, technical services and grants, accomplishes audit and end-use monitoring of INL-funded commodities, oversees property management, and provides contract administration guidance and support;
(4) Manages the bureau’s management policy and internal controls assurance and training, and coordinates the bureau’s program planning, monitoring, and evaluation efforts; and
(5) On behalf of the Assistant Secretary, exercises all administrative authorities delegated to the Assistant Secretary by the Secretary, except those authorities required by law, regulation, or otherwise to be performed by the Assistant Secretary or higher authority.
1 FAM 532.2 Office of Policy, Planning and Coordination (INL/PC)
The Office of Policy, Planning and Coordination (INL/PC):
(1) Develops and coordinates broad international narcotics and crime control policy guidance for the bureau, posts, and the Department in three main areas: Congressional Affairs, Public Affairs/Public Diplomacy, and Multilateral Affairs;
(2) Provides analytic and management support in connection with legislative issues including drafting and coordinating testimony, responding to Congressional inquiries, and arranging briefings for members of Congress and their staffs;
(3) Conceptualizes, drafts, and coordinates within the Department and among other agencies, international narcotics and crime control strategies;
(4) Manages the bureau’s public affairs/public diplomacy program, to include producing and coordinating daily press guidance; arranging press conferences, press briefings, and media interviews; and designing and developing public outreach initiatives for major programs in which INL has significant input;
(5) Assists in developing and implementing INL’s multilateral engagement with the European Union and Group of Eight (G-8) on drug, justice and law enforcement issues, and with various informal and formal multilateral bodies. These include the U.S.-EU Political Dialogue on Drugs, the Dublin Group, and the G-8 Roma-Lyon Group—the G-8’s experts group on international organized crime—to ensure that the United States maintains its leadership role and achieves its national objectives on these issues;
(6) Coordinates bureau and interagency engagement on drug control and crime prevention issues within the United Nations System, including participation in the Conference of Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), participation in the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), participation in the annual UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) and UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), and policy and programmatic engagement with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC);
(7) Manages the production and publication of the annual, Congressionally mandated International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, which reviews the worldwide international drug situation in detail and serves as the evidentiary basis for the President’s congressionally-mandated annual narcotics “certification” decisions; and
(8) Serves as the bureau’s central liaison point with the Intelligence Community.
1 FAM 532.3 Office of Anticrime Programs (INL/C)
The Office of Anticrime Programs (INL/C):
(1) Provides policy support on interagency anti-crime issues relating to combating transnational criminal threats and illicit networks, particularly corruption, organized crime, money laundering, border security/alien smuggling and cybercrime/intellectual property crimes;
(2) Coordinates and provides U.S. Government input to multilateral and bilateral processes that promote cooperation, development and implementation of international anti-crime standards and commitments;
(3) Oversees and implements the system of International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEA) and related programs; and
(4) Coordinates and provides U.S. Government input into demand reduction programs implemented through bilateral and multilateral mechanisms.
1 FAM 532.4 Office of Criminal Justice Assistance and Partnership (INL/CAP)
The Office of Criminal Justice Assistance and Partnership (INL/CAP):
(1) Provides subject matter expertise that supports the INL offices and U.S. missions abroad in planning, designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating law enforcement, justice sector, and corrections programs in INL programs worldwide;
(2) Manages strategic outreach to build partnerships with domestic law enforcement, corrections, and legal organizations and professionals, multilateral organizations, and non-governmental actors to identify opportunities for their participation in INL’s foreign assistance assessments, programs and training;
(3) Develops and supports INL-managed training for deployed criminal justice advisors to address the pre-deployment and continuing professional development requirements of INL advisors in the field; and
(4) Supports the efforts of the UN, regional organizations and partner nations to enhance their ability to conduct policing and rule of law development and operations in peacekeeping environments.
1 FAM 532.5 Office of Aviation (INL/A)
The Office of Aviation (INL/A):
(1) Is the aviation service provider for U.S. Government-owned/leased operational, piloted aircraft – specifically, rotary-wing (helicopters) and fixed-wing (airplanes), but not necessarily including all DOS Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and tethered aircraft – within the Department, providing aviation expertise and resources in support of counternarcotics programs, law enforcement, and other overseas mission operations;
(2) Is the Department’s proponent for development of policy and oversight requirements for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and, as applicable, such policy and oversight development shall be in consultation with other DOS bureaus and consistent with their respective unique program and operational requirements;
(3) Provides planning, operational and logistical support, and contract oversight for aviation services in support of INL and Department programs and missions;
(4) The INL/A Director serves as the Senior Aviation Management Official (SAMO) for the Department, representing the Department in the Interagency Committee for Aviation Policy (ICAP) and ensuring that the Department’s internal policies and procedures are consistent with aviation management requirements contained in OMB Circulars and the Federal Management Regulation; and
(5) The INL/A Director is the technical advisor for the Aviation Governing Board, which approves aviation policies, budgets, and strategic plans for the Department’s aviation assets and activities.
1 FAM 532.6 Office of Western Hemisphere Programs (INL/WHP)
The Office of Western Hemisphere Programs (INL/WHP):
(1) Serves as the Department’s program office responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of foreign policy objectives for narcotics and crime strategies for the Western Hemisphere (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), including but not limited to transnational crime, corruption, counternarcotics, human rights, trafficking in drugs, protection of vulnerable populations, law enforcement, border security, criminal justice sector, and transition from military to civilian support for host governments;
(2) Provides support and guidance to U.S. missions in the region in implementing Department policies and programs on justice sector issues;
(3) Provides overall program direction for INL bilateral justice sector assistance programs in support of ongoing embassy initiatives to enact these programs in concert with host nations;
(4) Is responsible for developing, revising and implementing regional and drug- and crime-specific strategies and coordinating these strategies with the U.S. interagency and international community as necessary;
(5) Coordinates policy and programs with other U.S. Government departments and agencies involved in criminal justice sector issues, including international narcotics control and crime activities, particularly with the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of the Treasury, and Agency for International Development (USAID); and
(6) Develops policy and program recommendations and options, manages crosscutting issues and prepares position papers, speeches and Congressional testimony.
1 FAM 532.7 Office of Africa and the Middle East (INL/AME)
The Office of Africa and the Middle East (INL/AME):
(1) Serves as the Department’s program office responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of foreign policy objectives for narcotics and crime strategies for Africa and the Middle East, including but not limited to transnational crime, corruption, counternarcotics, human rights, trafficking in drugs, protection of vulnerable populations, law enforcement, border security, criminal justice sector, and transition from military to civilian support for host governments;
(2) Works closely with a variety of interagency counterparts, including USAID, DOJ, DHS, and DoD; non-governmental organizations; international organizations; and contractors; and
(3) The geographic scope of INL/AME necessitates attention to many countries, but focuses particular attention on several high profile countries and regions, including the West Bank, South Sudan, West Africa, and Lebanon where INL/AME administers programs supporting security and criminal justice sector reform, combating transnational crime, and improving the capacity and sustainability of civil and criminal justice institutions.
1 FAM 532.8 Office of Europe and Asia Programs (INL/EA)
The Office of Europe and Asia Programs (INL/EA):
(1) Serves as the Department’s program office responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of foreign policy objectives for narcotics and crime strategies for Europe, Eurasia, Central Asia, and East and South Asia, including but not limited to transnational crime, corruption, counternarcotics, human rights, trafficking in drugs, protection of vulnerable populations, law enforcement, border security, criminal justice sector, and transition from military to civilian support for host governments;
(2) Is divided into two geographic teams (Europe, Asia), each of which coordinates INL programs throughout each continent;
(3) Works closely with a variety of interagency counterparts, such as DOJ’s OPDAT and ICITAP programs, non-governmental organizations, and contractors;
(4) Manages programs in Central Asia, supporting police and criminal justice sector reform and regional law enforcement cooperation, especially in countering drug trafficking via the interagency-approved Central Asia Counternarcotics Initiative (CACI);
(5) Manages programs in the Balkans, building strong, independent criminal justice institutions that function in concert with the international law enforcement community;
(6) In Southeast Asia, INL/EA is responsible for establishing effective task forces of prosecutors and police that investigate and prosecute significant criminal cases, improving crisis response, forensic investigation, and curriculum development, and developing the police skills through training and establishment of model police stations throughout the countries; and
(7) In South Asia, INL/EA is responsible for developing community policing models, implementing police training, and expanding judicial reform.
1 FAM 532.9 Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Programs (INL/AP)
The Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Programs (INL/AP):
(1) Serves as the Department’s program office responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of foreign policy objectives for narcotics and crime strategies for Afghanistan and Pakistan, including but not limited to transnational crime, corruption, counternarcotics, human rights, trafficking in drugs, protection of vulnerable populations, law enforcement, border security, criminal justice, and (in Afghanistan) transition from military to civilian support for the host government;
(2) Serves as the bureau’s liaison and advisor to other offices in the Department and members of Congress and their staffs on issues relating to counternarcotics and anticrime programs in Afghanistan and Pakistan; and
(3) Develops and manages foreign assistance programs in Afghanistan and Pakistan such as training, mentoring, and equipping of civilian law enforcement entities; construction, renovation and operation of correctional facilities; establishing and operating rule of law centers and programs; supporting counternarcotics activities; and building the capacity of the Governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan to independently manage these issues independently.
1 FAM 533 through 539 unassigned
1 FAM EXHIBIT 531.2
Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)