BORDER SECURITY MATTERS
The official online news and information magazine of BORDERPOL published by the General Secretariat.
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BORDERPOL GLOBAL FORUM NEWS UPDATE
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2017
Ottawa, July 7, 2017 - The 6th BORDERPOL Global Forum will be held in Amsterdam October 31- 2 November 2017. The event organized by Clarion Events will be collocated with Amsterdam Security Convention and the Amsterdam Security Expo. It is supported by the Dutch Koninklijke Marechaussee. The theme of the Amsterdam #6BGF2017 will be "The defense of human mobility in a time of risk".
The 7th BORDERPOL Global Forum will be held in Prague in 2018 and will be co-hosted by the Czech Ministry of Interior. Details concerning dates, venue and themes will be announced by the General Secretariat.
For information about these events and how you or your organization can participate please contact the General Secretariat directly by phone or fax at +1.289. 813.8295 or by post or e-mail.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER/CHIEF OF OPERATIONS
Ottawa, July 6, 2017 - The Director General announced the appointment of Mr. Greg Spiker as Chief Financial Officer/Chief of Operations for BORDERPOL.The appointment takes effect immediately. Mr. Spiker assumes the position of CFO/COO at a time when the organization is scaling up its operations in the Americas and Asia and is preparing its fall 2017 and spring 2018 programs that will include working group meetings to meet the growing needs of the global border security, traveler, refugee/migration management communities.
BORDERPOL EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT OFFICE
Photo above: BORDERPOL European Secretariat Office
56 Pozonyi Utca Suite/Room 10 Budapest 1133 - Hungary
SENIOR BORDERPOL OFFICIALS ATTEND BORDER SECURITY SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON DC
Ottawa, June 15, 2017: Rae Morrell Director of Americas Bureau (left) and Akshay Pottathil Director Digital Borders (right) at the International Summit on Borders June 13-14. Discussions centered around the next generation of international security standards needed for the global supply chain. Senior officials from various national and intergovernmental agencies were also in attendance.
BORDERPOL LAUNCHES ASIA REGION INITIATIVE
Chennai, June 15, 2017: The General Secretariat has approved the development of a series of new initiatives by the Asia Bureau. Headed by Cmdr. Seshadri Vasan (Ret) Director of the BORDERPOL Asia Bureau, the organization will be working with regional partners to promote better communication, cooperation and collaboration on issues of a technical and educational nature that affect border security, traveler and migration management. The Asia Bureau will also have a web portal www.borderpol.asia that wil provide information and support to its partners on matter relating to the activities of the Asia Bureau.
DIRECTOR OF AMERICAS BUREAU
Ottawa, May 15, 2017: The Director General announced the appointment of Mr. Rae Morrell as the Director of the Americas Bureau effective May 11, 2017. The Americas Bureau will look at ways to extend the reach of the organization in the western hemisphere. It will work closely with BORDERPOL's European Secretariat and the Asia Bureau.
BORDERPOL European Secretariat at Eastern Partnership
Budapest, 24 March 2017: The Director of the BORDERPOL European Secretariat Col. Zoltan Szabo [Ret.] attended the "Eastern Partnership" conference 23-24 March 2017 held at the Hungarian Ministry of the Interior, Budapest.
The meeting was supported by the EU and organized by the IOM Office in Kiev and the Hungarian Interior Ministry. Experts met to discuss and focus on border and migration management in emergency situations.
Participants included representatives from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine as Eastern Partners. EU countries included Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Spain.
Representatives and delegates also came from the European Commission, the European Asylum Support Office, UNHCR, IOM, ICMP, WHO, Charles University Prague, Central European University, Hacettepe University Ankara, Europe Without Borders and BORDERPOL.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
InterDrone Expo 2017
Date: September 6-8, 2017 Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Description: BORDERPOL is pleased to once again support the annual InterDrone Expo. After an impressive show last year (3,518 delegates from 54 nations and rave reviews) InterDrone returns to Las Vegas. It will feature 125+ sessions for engineers, software developers, executives, investors, regulators and commercial drone "buyers and fliers" in more than a dozen vertical market segments. 4000+ attendees from 6 continents and 180+ exhibitors. Receive a $100 discount of the previing rate of the 3 day pass by inserting the code FLYIT when prompted at www.interdrone.com
BORDERPOL Director General Announces Formal Support for U.S. Border Patrol Foundation
DATE: February 10, 2017
LOCATION: General Secretariat, Ottawa, Canada
DESCRIPTION: Thomas A. Tass Director General announced the entry into force of BORDERPOL's formal agreement of support for the United States Border Patrol Foundation. The Agreement signed off by BPF on December 27, 2016 is the result of the completion of discussions that took place between the Executive Director of the BPF Ms. Shannon Staples and the Director General in Detroit, MI in September 2016 during the US/Canada Border Summit and the approval by the BORDERPOL Executive Committee at its annual general meeting in Budapest, Hungary December 7, 2016.
BORDERPOL believes that the goals and missions of both organizations are complimentary as it relates to the well being of border and law enforcement personnel the world over. Through its network of U.S. members and border security professionals BORDERPOL supports the outstanding work of the BPF to provide assistance to the families of fallen or seriously injured border patrol agents in the line of duty. The ways and means of BORDERPOL support will be coordinated through the General Secretariat and will be managed with the direct participation of the permanent representative of the BPF to the General Secretariat.
For more information about the mission and goals of the United States Border Patrol Foundation please visit https://borderpatrolfoundation.org