The West Africa Regional Training Center (RTC) provides innovative law enforcement instruction to combat transnational organized crime in West Africa. Located in Accra, Ghana, the RTC is an initiative of U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs’ (INL) International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) Program.
Training at the RTC advances the strategic efforts of INL to address complex transnational criminal threats including transnational organized crime, corruption, illicit trafficking, money laundering, terrorist financing, cyber and intellectual property crime, border insecurity, environmental crime, and illegal drugs.
Dear RTC Alumni,
I find it necessary to reach out to you in these trying times. With the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all the world’s systems were put to the test, including law …
Wildlife Trafficking - 2019
Featuring in our newsletter this month is an alumnus who attended the Wildlife Trafficking course in 2019. In an interview with him, he shared with us how he is applying lessons learned from the RTC to combat the illegal trade in wildlife species in Benin. He also shared how he has benefited from being part of the RTC alumni network. Enjoy the … read more
Between January and March 2020, the RTC graduated a total of 265 law enforcement personnel and criminal justice professionals from across the West African region. To our recent alumni - we say …
The RTC hosted U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Assistant Secretary of State (AS) Kirsten Madison on January 23, 2020. AS Madison was in …