U.S. and International Officials Cooperate to Create a More Safe and Secure World

April 12, 2017

Photo of example group of security gentlemen.On April 17, the U.S. Department of State will host more than 100 international law enforcement, security, judicial, and NGO officials for the third annual Towards a More Safe and Secure World initiative. Participants of this annual International Visitor Leadership Program initiative spend three weeks cooperating with their U.S. counterparts to find solutions to shared global security responsibilities. They will discuss and examine mutual threats related to terrorism, border security, narcotics trafficking, money laundering, cyber security, and trafficking in persons. 

The program begins with a daylong plenary in Washington, D.C., where the security and law enforcement experts will discuss the closer international cooperation needed to address key global security issues with top public and private sector security experts. Participants will then travel to small and mid-sized U.S. cities for programming with federal, regional, and local law enforcement officers and public officials. Discussions will provide an understanding of public safety and security concerns and the nature of cooperation among law enforcement entities. The program will conclude in New York City at an annual Global Security Conference sponsored by the Department of State and the FBI’s New York Field Office. 

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