IACP meets with International Police Attachés

The IACP, in its constant effort to expand its influence internationally, held two meetings this month in Washington, DC, maintaining connectivity between the Association and international community, as represented here in the nation’s capital.

The IACP hosted ten police attachés from Latin America representing nine countries.  Coordinated as an effort to familiarize the Association of Police Attachés from Latin America (APALA), the meeting began with welcoming remarks from IACP Deputy Executive Director & Chief of Staff Jim McMahon, followed by a Spanish language presentation by the International Policing Division Director Paul Santiago detailing our mission and advantages of membership.  Amongst the outcomes of this meeting was an agreement to work together and share best practices through organized seminars.

APALA members and IACP representatives at IACP HQ.

APALA members and IACP representatives at IACP HQ.

The IACP also held a meeting of the International Policing Division Steering Committee – Advisory Committee (IPDSC-AC). Hosted by Mr. Alan Bersin, Assistant Secretary of International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the meeting brought together senior leaders from several U.S. federal agencies and police liaisons from the DC diplomatic community. Chaired by Administrator Michele Leonhart of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), this group meets quarterly to review the IACP’s international initiatives and advise on future goals and projects.

The IPDSC-AC poses for a group shot at their meeting in at DHS in February.

The IPDSC-AC poses for a group shot at their meeting in at DHS in February.

For more information about these meetings, the IPDSC-AC, or our international projects, please visit our website or reach out to the International Policing Division Director, Paul Santiago, at Santiago@theiacp.org.

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2 Responses to IACP meets with International Police Attachés

  1. Lyndon Cubos says:

    Its nice to know that iacp has this kind of activity involving police attachés from different embassies. Will there be another such gathering in the west coast? Involving police attachés or liaison officers from Asia? I would like to attend

    • iacpblog says:

      Unfortunately, we only have these meetings in Washington, DC, as this is where the Embassies are located, but the IPDSC-AC does involve attachés from around the world. To our knowledge, there is no Asian equivalent to the APALA group, although we would like to get to know them if there is one!

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