IACP Applauds Selection of Chief Quijas

IACP Appaluds Selection of Chief Louis Quijas to FBI Law Enforcement Coordination Position Alexandria, VA: The International Association of Chiefs of Police today applauded the selection of Louis Quijas, Chief of the High Point, North Carolina, Police Department as the Head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s recently established Office of Law Enforcement Coordination. "The FBI has made an outstanding decision in selecting Chief Quijas. He is an extremely capable and dedicated individual who will prove to be a valuable asset to the FBI and to the state and local law enforcement community," announced IACP President Bill Berger, Chief of the North Miami Beach, Florida, Police Department. The Office of Law Enforcement Coordination is designed to facilitate communication, coordination, and information sharing between the FBI and state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the nation. As its head, Chief Quijas will serve as the point of contact between the FBI and state and local law enforcement. "Chief Quijas is well respected in, and committed to, the law enforcement profession", stated Berger, adding that in recent years Chief Quijas has served on the IACP Executive Committee. "His stature and experience ensure that Chief Quijas will be able to hit the ground running and immediately serve as an effective liaison to the state and local law enforcement community." "Following the September 11th attacks, it became apparent that the crucial partnership between federal, state and local law enforcement was being hindered by difficulties in cooperation, coordination and information sharing," stated Berger. "The creation of this position and the selection of Chief Quijas clearly demonstrates the FBI’s commitment to enhancing its relationship with state and local law enforcement and improving our ability to combat not only terrorism, but all crime." "Director Mueller is to be commended for his leadership on this issue and his determination to ensure that the FBI works hand in hand with state and local law enforcement," Berger concluded. Founded in 1893, the International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world’s oldest and largest association of law enforcement executives, with more than 19,000 members in 100 countries.

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