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.
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.
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.