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08/09/2013 & 08/16/2013

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Sarasota News Leader August 9 & 16, 2013 Page 80 Chief Bernadette DiPino (center) and her command staff (left side of the photo, from left) — Col. Stephen Moyer, Capt. Corrine Stannish, Capt. Jeff Karr, Lt. Pat Ledwith and Capt. Pat Robinson — greet the Iraqi officers in the Sarasota Police Department on Adams Lane. Contributed photo ternational Narcotics & Law Enforcement (INL), the release adds. INL is administering the transition of the police officers' education and training mission from the U.S. military to the State Department, "which will focus on capacity building and the rule of law development," the release continues. The goal of the program is to enhance the participants' professional development and provide them a look at American policing techniques. for its ability to assist with the integration of the Iraqi police officials [into] the democratic, community oriented, and evidence-based culture of American policing," the release adds This is Chief Bernadette DiPino's fourth time in the rotations. Previously, she hosted the Iraqi Police Education Program twice in Ocean City, MD, and she and Sarasota Police Capt. Corinne Stannish participated in a panel for the Iraqi Women's Delegation, the release The IACP and INL plan to train as many as 120 points out. Iraqi officers over three years; the first Iraqi According to the Department of State, this participants arrived for their training in early effort "'will also seek to establish solid, long2011, the release points out. term relationships as Iraqis work alongside The Sarasota Police Department "was chosen U.S. police officers for a unique on-the-job exfor its excellence in Community Policing and perience,'" the release notes. %

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