IACP International Policing Event Contributes “Significantly to Regional Policing”

By Paul Santiago, Guest Blogger; and Director, International Activities and Support Services, IACP

What began as a joint meeting between the IACP, AMERIPOL, and the Colombian National Police has become a greater event than originally anticipated. 

IACP First Vice President Craig Steckler and incoming Columbian National Police Director General José Roberto Leon Riaño at the 10th IACP South American Executive Policing Conference

IACP First Vice President Craig Steckler and incoming Columbian National Police Director General José Roberto Leon Riaño at the 10th IACP South American Executive Policing Conference

With the addition of partners from INTERPOL and the Caribbean and Latin America Police Intelligence Community Organization, the event has placed the IACP in the position of an umbrella organization that brought together key regional and international organizations under one roof, not only to share ideas through formal presentations but to conduct their respective business meetings. 

Many have commented upon the utility and monetary saving of this idea, as well as the practical aspects of networking and working on real issues through the various business meetings.  

Both General Oscar Naranjo, Director of the Colombian National Police, and Minister of Defense  Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno commented in their remarks, that what the IACP has created was no small and insignificant event; it has contributed significantly to regional policing, specifically on the subject of information sharing.

The dais at the 10th IACP South American Executive Policing Conference

The dais at the 10th IACP South American Executive Policing Conference

Both applauded the event and cited the advantages of such international cooperation. INTERPOL President Khoo Boon Hui also echoed the remarks of Minster Pinzón and Director Naranjo and encouraged future similar events.

Columbia Minister of Defense Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno speaks during the plenary.

Columbia Minister of Defense Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno speaks during the plenary.

For information about the IACP’s international activities, visit http://www.iacpinternational.org.

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