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Bangladesh: ICITAP Delivers Intelligence Analysis Course to Counter Violent Extremism

On February 10, the ICITAP-Bangladesh mission reported on the conclusion of the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) / Intelligence Analysis course with the help of the first-ever Local Law Enforcement Agency Program (LLEAP) team from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. Under the ICITAP-managed LLEAP program, hundreds of active-duty police officers from the United States have traveled to Bangladesh over the past 10 years to teach a variety of policing topics. Through this program, the U.S. officers impart modern policing best practices to the Bangladesh police, while in turn enhancing and developing their own cultural competence. By becoming immersed in the culture, these American officers experience what it is to be a minority and return to the United States with enhanced compassion and empathy. This LLEAP iteration provided officers from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office to train 120 Bangladeshi officers, in a mixed-rank class that included constable to Assistant Commissioner. The course centered around basic information gathering and analysis and community outreach, which was conducted in one of the factories that the Industrial Police have jurisdiction over. In Bangladesh, ICITAP works with the support of and in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State.

Updated August 11, 2023