|Commissioner Norman S. Moleboge (seated seventh from the left), IACP world regional chair for Sub-Saharan/Southern Africa, in an effort sponsored by the IACP Ad Hoc Committee on International Initiatives, hosted the region's first IACP strategic planning and training meeting in Gaborone, Botswana, on March 25 and 26, 2004.|
IACP Regional Strategic Planning
Meeting in Gaborone, Botswana
More than 55 police chiefs, commissioners, and members of the judicial community from five Sub-Saharan/Southern African nations attended an IACP strategic planning and training meeting.
Among the honored guests were the deputy attorney general for Botswana, Mrs. Leatile Dambe; the inspector general of the Zambia Police, Mr. Zonga Siakalima; the commissioner of police for Tanzania, Mr. Laurean Tibasana; the head of the Interpol Sub-Regional Bureau and head of the secretariat for the Southern Africa Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (SARPCCO), Mr. Kenny Kapinga; and the assistant commissioner of police for the Royal Swaziland Police, Mr. Amos Sithole.
IACP's director of international activities, Paul Santiago, provided an in-depth briefing on the association, its products and services, and the benefits of membership. The U.S. Department of State's Bureau for Diplomatic Security and the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations addressed the training and technical assistance available through the U.S. Department of State and antiterrorism initiatives and cooperation strategies applicable within the region.
The private sector, represented by MZM Incorporated, a national security and technology firm, provided an introduction to partnership with private sector expertise in working solutions to today's security concerns. The dean of the Department of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston University listed training and scholarship opportunities available to Sub-Saharan/Southern African police agencies and their officers.
The attendees felt the two-day meeting was beneficial and called for another one in 2005, with emphasis on such issues as money laundering, identity theft, cross-border crimes, and computer crime investigations.
On the last day, Commissioner Moleboge declared his retirement effective June 1, 2004; the president of Botswana had recently appointed him ambassador to Namibia.
Commissioner Moleboge announced that the inspector general of Tanzania, who was named as the next president of SARPCCO, also declared his willingness to take on the position of IACP world regional chair for Sub-Saharan/Southern Africa.
For more information, call Paul Santiago at IACP headquarters at 800-THE-IACP, or write to him at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Motorola Pledges Sponsorship to National Law Enforcement Museum
Motorola has become the first major corporate sponsor to the National Law Enforcement Museum, pledging a $3 million sponsorship of the national project. The $3 million sponsorship will include both cash and products and services. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund needs to raise $80 million to build the museum.
"Motorola has long been a partner to the law enforcement community through innovations that include the first walkie-talkie and the first mobile radio for police cruisers," said Craig Floyd, chairman and executive director of NLEOMF. "As our first founding partner, they are in a unique position to lead this museum effort from the corporate sector, and they are setting a powerful example that we hope others will follow."
Scheduled to open in 2009, the 90,000-square-foot National Law Enforcement Museum in the nation's capital will celebrate the vital contributions of America's law enforcement officers. It will be filled with hands-on activities, state-of-the-art interactive technology, and rotating educational exhibits that will explore the past, present, and future of law enforcement in America. More than 500,000 visitors from around the world are expected yearly.
"Motorola has been a proud partner of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial since 1988, and we look forward to helping build this wonderful testament to the brave men and women who protect and serve all of us," said Jim Sarallo, senior vice president and general manager of Motorola's North America Group. "We have enjoyed a partnership with the law enforcement community for over 65 years and are pleased to serve them with mission-critical communications vital to the awesome responsibility they take on every day."
In November 2000, Congress passed and the president signed a law authorizing a national law enforcement museum to be built on federal property across from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Judiciary Square in Washington, D.C.
The NLEOMF is a nonprofit organization established in 1984 to generate increased public support for the law enforcement profession by permanently recording and appropriately commemorating the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers, and to provide information that will help promote law enforcement safety. The NLEOMF operates and maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, which contains more than 16,500 names; is an organizer of the annual National Police Week tribute each May; runs the Officer of the Month Program; and serves as a clearinghouse of information about law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. For more information on the NLEOMF, visit (www.nleomf.com).
$167 Billion For Criminal
and Civil Justice Services
Local, state, and federal governments spent $167 billion on direct expenditures for police protection, judicial and legal services, and corrections activities during 2001 according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) of the U.S. Department of Justice.
In 2001 the national per capita justice expenditures were $586. Police protection accounted for $254 per person, judicial and legal services for $130 per person, and correctional services in the community and in detention facilities accounted for roughly $200 per person.
Local governments funded almost half of the expenditures, while the states spent 35 percent and the federal government spent 15 percent. Criminal and civil justice activities made up about 7 percent of all state and local government spending. A quick comparison to selected other government spending shows that nationwide 30 percent of state and local government spending went to education, 14 percent to public welfare, 7 percent to health and hospitals, and 4 percent to the interest on government debt.
As of March 2001, the nation's justice system employed almost 2.3 million persons, with 1.1 million working in law enforcement, just under half a million in courts, prosecution, and public defense services, and nearly three-quarters of a million in corrections. The March 2001 payroll at all levels of government totaled $8.1 billion.
About 60 percent of all justice personnel worked at the local level, and nearly two-thirds were employed by law enforcement agencies. Local police and sheriff's department employees accounted for 80 percent of all law enforcement personnel nationwide.
On average, there were about 23 sworn state and local law enforcement officers per 10,000 persons. An additional eight employees per 10,000 persons were civilian nonsworn personnel).
The report, Justice Expenditure and Employment in the United States, 2001, is available at (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs).
Guide to Providing Police
Service to International Community
There probably isn't a law enforcement agency in the country that isn't affected in some way by a growing international population. Obstacles to communication between internationals and police can include language barriers, cultural differences, and some internationals' fear of arrest and deportation due to their illegal status.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's International Relations Unit may be able to help police departments overcome some of those obstacles by distributing its newly developed Law Enforcement Services to a Growing International Community-An Effective Practices Guide.
The CMPD's International Relations Unit was created in 2000 to deal with the rapidly growing international community in Charlotte. The unit has won a local community relations award and an award from the North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission, and it was one of five finalists for the Herman Goldstein Problem-Solving Award in 2003. The Governor's Crime Commission awarded the International Relations Unit a grant in 2003 to develop the effective practices guide to help other law enforcement agencies.
Topics covered in the guide include the process of developing an International Relations Unit, evaluating the effectiveness of efforts directed toward the international population, and solving problems related the international communities.
Law Enforcement Services to a Growing International Community can be found on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Web site, (www.cmpd.org).
Deterring Vehicle Insurance Fraud
A new informational Web site geared to vehicle antifraud programs is now available for law enforcement. According to Carco Group Incorporated, a significant percentage of reported vehicle thefts-between 15 and 25 percent-are attempts to defraud an insurer.
Presented under the banner "Winning the Battle Against Vehicle Insurance Fraud," This Web site can be found at (www.preinsuranceinspection.org). The site provides information about vehicle crime and vehicle insurance fraud. From an economic perspective vehicle-related crime, including insurance fraud, represents a $7 billion problem in the United States.
For more information, please go to (www.preinsuranceinspection.org), or call Pamela Hoffman, senior vice president, at 800-969-2272, extension 333, or write to her at (email@example.com).
David A. Espie, 1928-2004
David A. Espie Jr. of Crofton, Maryland, a former IACP employee, died April 3, 2004 at his home after a lengthy illness. He was 76.
Espie was a member of the Kentucky State Police; he began as a trooper and rose to the rank of colonel. He served as vice president of the Kentucky Peace Officers Association and president of the Southern Police Institute Association.
His IACP employment was with the State and Provincial Police Division, serving as an assistant director in the division. He also was vice president of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.
He joined the Anne Arundel, Maryland, Country Police Department in 1983 and later became that agency's first civilian personnel manager. Subsequently he joined the county Office of Personnel, where he was a project manager and grievance adjudication officer.
Services were held in Crofton, Maryland, and the burial was in Louisville, Kentucky. He was survived by his wife Virginia Franzman Espie, son David A. Espie III of Columbia, South Carolina; daughter Deborah Rolfe of Mitchellville, Maryland; and daughter Marsha Burden of Arnold, Maryland.