Organized Crime Committee

Mission Statement:

It is the mission of the Organized Crime Committee (OCC) of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to seek to strengthen the cooperation and coordination among law enforcement agencies worldwide to effectively dismantle, disrupt and prevent organized crime. It is also the mission of the OCC to utilize the collective and varied expertise of the OCC membership as a resource to the law enforcement community and to provide such community with current information regarding emerging trends, and to establish best practice methods relative to combating organized crime.

OCC Objectives:

  • Be a forum to bring together the international law enforcement community to identify current and future organized crime issues, both traditional and non-traditional.  
  • Provide recommendations/resolutions to the IACP leadership relative to unmet law enforcement needs critical to addressing those issues.  
  • Provide IACP membership with an awareness of the significant impact of emerging organized crime threats in order that they might recognize it at an early stage in their respective communities.  
  • Identify best practices and innovative strategies aimed at effectively controlling and preventing organized crime in all communities.  
  • Disseminate awareness and best practice information through presentations at the IACP Annual Conference or publication of articles in the Police Chief Magazine.
  • Liaise with other IACP Committees with which organized crime activity overlaps.  
  • Be a resource center for organized crime reference materials, subject matter experts and training/development programs on organized crime and a recognized center for best practices and innovation.  

For more information, contact Ben Gorban, staff liaison at or 703-836-6767 Ext. 387.

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