President’s Message: Sharing Ideas and Information for a More Secure World

During the past year, as president of the IACP, I have had the opportunity to meet our members and law enforcement partners around the globe and witness firsthand the advantages of IACP’s status as an international organization. It has been a truly remarkable and eye-opening experience.

From meeting with police leaders from around the world at the INTERPOL Annual General Meeting in Indonesia, to discussing the challenges facing the National Police of Colombia with the newly elected vice president of Colombia, to delving into key issues such as drugs and firearms with the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police in Aruba, I have experienced the power of international collaboration and the sharing of ideas, information, and solutions in improving global security. While it is inarguably true that every country—indeed, every community—has its own particular high-priority issues and its own challenges, it is also true that many challenges for law enforcement and for security are globally shared and should be addressed as such.

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