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The International Law Enforcement Academy Bangkok was established to operate as a joint effort between The Government of the United States of America and The Royal Thai Government.
The center’s main objectives are enhancing the capability of law enforcement and promoting relationships among law enforcers of participating countries to facilitate the common international goal of combating transnational organized crime.
ILEA-Bangkok was established on September 30, 1998 to further the international criminal justice community. Since ILEA Bangkok’s establishment, over 22,000 law enforcement personnel from participating countries have benefited from the training. Courses are developed annually to fit crime trends in the region, and based on learner's needs. Until 2004, the center focused on training supervisory officials and senior criminal justice executives, but many specialized courses have been added since then.