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Pair of CO’s Train in Niger

October 22, 2018 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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HOU and COA - 2018 Oct - Training in Niger6 WEB.jpgMajor Gary Rydbom (SCI Houtzdale) and Lt. Christopher Brownawell (SCI Coal Township) conducted training on contraband detection in the West African nation of Niger with the Niger Prison Administration (NPA).

The training is part of an agreement with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), which established a framework for cooperation in support of international law enforcement and anti-crime efforts. The goal of this training is to enhance the NPA's ability to train their staff and update national policy to incorporate best practices of searching techniques into their day-to-day operations that will lead to an overall safer environment. 

Michele Jennings, Eastern Regional Chief of the Bureau of Correction Education, assisted with the development of the Niger Security lesson plan.

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