The Executive Committee of the IACP established the International Policing Division, a body consisting of world regions, to promulgate the international programs and activities of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc. The International Vice President serves as the General Chair of the Division as well as a member of the IACP Board of Officers. Division Officers include the Division Vice Chair, Division Secretary and the Chairs of seven (7) World Regional Offices.
International Policing Division Steering Committee (IPDSC)
The International Policing Division Steering Committee (IPDSC) is designed to advise the International Vice President and in turn the IACP President on matters which impact the IACP internationally. The Steering Committee has forty-three (43) positions, nineteen (19) of which are designated by position, and the other twenty-four (24) are appointed. Among these appointed positions are nineteen (19) National/Transnational Police Organizations, which affiliate themselves with IACP by taking a seat on the IPDSC. The IPDSC meets at the annual IACP conference.
Advisory Committee to the IPDSC
The Advisory Committee, an international group of IACP members from the Washington DC area, was established to address issues of policy and procedure in support of the International Policing Division Steering Committee, facilitated by their proximity to the necessary resources and materials at the headquarters IACP. The Advisory Committee meets once a quarter, hosted on a rotational basis by individual committee members.
Under the regional conference concept, any of IACP's seven World Regional Offices may provide oversight for regional conferences. Previous international conferences have addressed topics such as terrorism, multi-national policing efforts, the application of community-oriented policing and technological advances in both crime and crime fighting. They also provided the international policing community an ideal forum for networking, exchanging ideas, capitalizing on lessons learned, and furthering professional growth.
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