Law Enforcement and Security Sector Reform in Afghanistan: Lessons Captured

Next ICLC Meeting: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 1:00pm ET

Pete C. Chambers will discuss the difficulties and successes of (1) the NATO-led Police Advising Mission, (2) cooperation between law enforcement and prosecution sectors, as well as (3) evidence collection, including battlefield forensics.

Mr. Chambers is a 41-year veteran law enforcement professional, having served at the municipal, county, state, and federal levels of various U.S. law enforcement agencies; as well as having spent the past 12 years serving as a contracted Senior Special Advisor to the U.S. Department of Defense, in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is an expert in firearms and explosives.

In 2008 Pete deployed with the U.S. Military as a Law Enforcement Professional (LEP), where he was embedded with the U.S. Marines in Fallujah and Ramadi for 16 months; and then with the U.S. Army in Baghdad for an additional 10 months. These deployments included accompanying U.S. military units during combat operations, in the capacity of a subject matter expert in complex criminal investigations. This experience and background allowed LEPs to assist the military identify individuals and terrorist, insurgent, and criminal networks responsible for targeting and attacking U.S. and Coalition Forces along with their Iraqi Defense and Police partners.

Following a 3-year assignment as the LEP Team Lead, at the U.S. Army’s Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) in Ft. Polk. LA; training U.S. military units prior to their deployment to Afghanistan, Pete again returned as an embedded LEP to Afghanistan where he served until late 2020.

Admission to this event is free and open to all. Non-ABA members: please use this online form to contact the ABA International Criminal Law Committee and we get back to you with you the Zoom link information.

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