Patrol Law Enforcement Advisor - International

For more than 60 years, PAE has tackled the world’s toughest challenges to deliver agile and steadfast solutions to the U.S. government and its allies. With more than 20,000 employees on all seven continents and in more than 70 countries, PAE delivers a broad range of operational support services to meet the critical needs of our clients. Our headquarters is in Falls Church, Virginia. 

PAE is supporting the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in providing specialized training, advisory and mentoring services to host nations under the Criminal Division’s International Criminal Investigative Training and Assistance Program (ICITAP).   ICITAP is a cornerstone of America’s global strategy for combating transnational crime, terrorism, countering trafficking in persons, establishing rule of law and enhancing human rights in developing countries.  PAE is the contract service provider to the DOJ ICITAP and Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) programs.   

PAE is seeking highly qualified personnel to serve as law enforcement advisors (LEAs) with expertise in police patrol operations.   This is an On Call/Temporary position. There are opportunities around the world.  The successful candidates may be assigned to a variety of locations. The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.  


  • The Patrol Law Enforcement Advisor (P-LEA) will be responsible for advising and mentoring host country officials on the management of police service patrol operations.    
  • The P-LEA is responsible for advising and training host country officials on police patrol divisions’ organizational development, staffing, training, operations, scheduling, interoperability, communications, special events, critical incident response, proactive patrol measures, community engagement, budgeting, and special situation management among other patrol related matters.   
  • The P-LEA will also advise host country officials on patrol crime prevention and community engagement related to urban and tourist-oriented environments.   
  • The P-LEA will work with various US officials from Departments of State (DoS) and Justice (DOJ).   
  • Duties also include facilitating meetings; leading working groups; developing reports and specialized papers; reviewing and editing policies; manuals and Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs); conducting briefings; and, active participation in advising officials.   
  • Work will be performed at designated host-country site(s). 


  • Minimum Acceptable Experience Level:  
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
  • Minimum of 15 years of progressively experience with increasing responsibilities predominately in police patrol operations and management 
  • Minimum of 5 years of related senior command level experience in or overseeing police patrol operations 
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience advising or training foreign officials on policing related topics 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills. 
  • Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team. 
  • Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information. 
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, homeland security, or related fields from a US Department of Education accredited institution 
  • Security Vetting: Already possess a US Government issued security clearance or be able to obtain a favorable US Government clearance is required for the position. Must maintain eligibility at the required certification or clearance level for the duration of the contract. Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Waiver – Moderate. Possession of a U.S. Passport.  
  • Language Skills: Satisfactory English proficiency to meet job requirements and to adhere and comply with safety, health, and security measures. 
  • Citizenship: Must be able to legally work in the United States without sponsorship. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government issued security clearance. Possession of a valid U.S. Passport. 
  • Medical: Successfully complete medical fit for duty.  


Desired Qualifications:  

  • Various language proficiencies, in addition to English are preferred; 
  • Master’s Degree or above in criminal justice, homeland security, or related fields from a US Department of Education accredited institution; 
  • Professional police command certification(s) from the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, Southern Police Institute, or equivalent; or, 
  • Continuing education demonstrated through publications, presentations, coursework, internships, or certifications. 

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

    Disclaimer: PAE will never request payment for acquiring a job or electronic transfer of funds to complete the process of hiring. If you receive a request to make an electronic fund transfer, please notify your Point of Contact in PAE immediately. 

Andy Norris, Operations Support Specialist