Last week, the IACP held the Regional Executive Policing Conference in Florianopolis, Brazil. The first day the conference featured a presentation on the regional drug perspective from different organizational points of view.
The panel members (pictured from left to right) included: Lizette Yrizarry, Regional Special Agent in Charge for the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Moderator and past IACP International Vice President Colonel Nelson Garcia, Mr. Oslain Santana Director of the Brazilian Federal Police Organized Crime Division, and Major General Marina Luz Bustos Deputy Director of the Colombian National Police and IACP World Regional Chair for South America.
Each shared their own successes and challenges for dealing with the drug problem in the region as well as shared their vision for the future. Representing the IACP was President Yost Zakhary, Vice President and Treasurer Dwight Henninger, International Vice President Barbara Fleury, World Regional Chair for South America Major General (Colombia) Marina Luz Bustos, and the Director of the International Policing Division Paul Santiago.
This successful conference series is held yearly in Brazil, so be on the lookout in the coming months for the IACP to announce the next conference venue.