INL Supports Domestic Violence Training for Adjara Police Officers (October 24 – 28)
The International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau (INL) of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi continued to support training on domestic violence response for criminal justice practitioners. On October 24-28, INL sponsored two classes on domestic violence, domestic violence investigation and domestic violence intervention, for Adjara police officers in Batumi. Over 40 representatives of the patrol police, district police, and criminal police from Adjara learned about U.S. law enforcement best practices on domestic violence, including coordinating with victims’ advocates, interview techniques, investigationand officer safety skills. Police officers and victims’ advocates from Seattle Police Department and Covington Police Department taught the two classes. INL is committed to working with local partners to fight injustice and promote laws and court systems that are fair, legitimate, and accountable.