IACP Abroad: 9th IACP South American Executive Policing Conference

The IACP held its 9th South American Executive Policing conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 21–23, at the Rio Centro Convention Center. The host, Secretary of Public Safety for Rio de Janeiro Dr. José Mariano Beltrame, helped to open the conference with his remarks about the topic of the conference, Managing Security for Major Events. This was such an appropriate topic as Brazil will host several major sporting events in the near future, including the 2013 Confederation Cup, the 2014 World Cup, and the 2016 Olympic Games.

IACP President Mark Marshall also delivered opening remarks wherein he, too, discussed the need for such conferences that bring together subject matter experts in what has become a niche market in security and policing for major sporting events.