In its sixth year, this three-week International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) will connect 85 participants from 67 countries with their U.S. counterparts in large and small cities and communities across the United States.
Over the course of the project, IVLP participants and their American professional counterparts will explore international challenges faced by law enforcement today across government and society. Through this initiative, participants will gain an understanding of public safety and security issues from federal, state, and local law enforcement officials, public officials, and providers of social service and victim assistance. Collaborating on the expansion of international cooperation, upholding the rule of law, and defeating terrorism will ultimately foster a more safe and secure world.
The 2020 initiative begins in Washington, D.C. with plenary sessions at the U.S. Department of State and National Defense University featuring top public and private sector security experts. Following meetings in Washington, D.C., program participants will travel to Tampa, FL for a workshop on multijurisdictional task forces with interagency stakeholders from Florida’s Regional Fusion Center. From there, the group will visit small and mid-sized American cities in city splits. During the final week, participants will reunite in New York City for the annual Combating Transnational Crime Global Cooperation Conference, co-hosted with the Federal Bureau of Investigation New York Field Office.