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22nd IACP European Executive Policing Conference:

By Paul E. Santiago, Director of International Policing Division, IACP

he 22nd IACP European Executive Policing Conference convened in Paris last May and by all accounts was a great professional experience for the delegates. The French conference coordinator and liaison to the IACP, Mr. Jean-Marie Salanova, executive director of the French National Police Association, reported that 261 delegates assembled for three days to hear informative speakers and to discuss a variety of topics germane to policing in the region and beyond. Conference host Michel Gaudin, French National Police commissioner, welcomed delegates to the conference and publicly recognized that although the conference was sponsored by the French National Police it was coordinated through the good graces of the French National Police Association.

The topics addressed in the conference were varied. Among the highlights:

  • Speaking as a panel on emerging global threats were Mr. Philippe Massoni, secretary-general of the Internal Security Council, France; Mr. Alain Bauer, president of Delinquency National Observatory, France; and Mr. Max-Peter Ratzel, director of Europol.

  • Speaking as a panel on the subject of new criminal threats were Mrs. Martine Monteil, director of the Crimnal Investigation Central Directorate, France; Lieutenant General Boyko Borisov, secretary general of the Ministry of Interior, Bulgaria; and Mr. Pierre Kange, deputy commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada. This panel was moderated by Mr. Peter VanZunderd, past international vice president of the IACP, who created a lively and interactive exchange between the audience and panelist.

At a luncheon reception, French Minister of Interior Dominique de Villepin welcomed guests to Paris and briefly spoke about the importance of such a conference, where senior police executives can get to know each other and exchange ideas on the best practices for combating the latest threats. One week after the IACP conference in Paris Mr. Villepin was named France's new prime minister. The Paris police commissioner, Mr. Pierre Mutz, also played host to conference guests by inviting all attendees to his home for an evening reception.

The 261 attendees represented 27 countries, including: Algeria, Belgium, France, Canada, Croatia, France, Haiti, Mali, Nigeria, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, South Africa, Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States, to mention only a few.

The IACP was represented by President Joseph Estey, Parliamentarian Patrick Foley, Deputy Executive Director and Chief of Staff Eugene Cromartie, and Director of International Activities Paul E. Santiago. IACP International Division representation included Division Vice Chair Tom Driessen. World Regional Office (WRO) Chair Svein Urdal, and WRO Secretary Luc Demol. ■



From The Police Chief, vol. 72, no. 8, August 2005. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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