In addition to its anti-narcotics and anti-crime programs, the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs recruits U.S. police officers from all over the country to participate in international civilian police activities and local police development programs in countries around the world.
Civilian police officers from over 50 countries are deployed around the globe in support of international peacekeeping operations. CIVPOL programs most often are sponsored by the United Nations but also can be sponsored by regional security organizations such as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The U.S. participated in its first CIVPOL mission in 1994 in Haiti. Today, more than 700 U.S. police officers are contributing to public safety in areas recovering from conflict.
Recruitment information for International Police Programs can be found at these websites:
For more information about the CIVPOL program, please see the State Department fact sheet on international civilian police.