Welcome to ILEA Gaborone

The International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), Gaborone is located 45 kilometers south of Gaborone, Botswana.  The ILEA grounds and facilities are adjacent to the Botswana Police College complex.  The ILEA is a  U.S. funded program with in-kind contributions via the Government of Botswana partnership.

On July 24, 2000 in view of their long standing and close cooperation in law enforcement and their mutual interest in combating transnational crime, the United States and Botswana governments entered into an agreement for establishing an international law enforcement academy that would provide training for middle managers from eligible countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Through strengthened international cooperation against crime, the ILEAs' mission is to buttress democratic governance through the rule of law; enhance the functioning of free markets through improved legislation and law enforcement; and increase social, political, and economic stability by combating narcotics trafficking and crime.

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U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Kali Jones

Crime Scene Investigations, Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Graduation

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Congressional Delegation from the U.S Senate and ILEA Management

Visit by Congressional Delegation from the U.S Senate

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Lewis Mokowe

Lewis Mokowe

Lead Investigator at the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP)

Alumni in Focus

In July of this year, there were four rhinos poached in the same rhino habitat/protected area.  The DWNP and Police investigators had no leads and no suspects.  An anti-poaching agent who is also a graduate of multiple ILEA programs traveled to the area with some of his officers, including an intelligence officer.  The intelligence officer … read more

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ILEA Gaborone Hosts Secondary School Students

October 12 2018 09:00
ILEA Gaborone

On October 12, ILEA Gaborone hosted a special panel for secondary students during the Women in Law Enforcement Leadership Training Program (WLELT). The secondary students joined the WLELT …

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