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Orden de la Comunidad de Policías de América AMERIPOL


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Ilja - from my understanding this seems to be a new Order to reward members of a coalition of Police Forces from the US

and from South America.

The one you show seems to be the top award - I very much doubt that the wreath is going to remain in this vulnerable

position on the top.

Perhaps you could explain a little more about it - and who exactly will be the recipients ? Mervyn

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I made an earlier post that I just deleted because there was too much supposition on my part. Further research produced the following more accurate information on the organization itself.



September 22, 2010
Committee on Hemispheric Security Original: Spanish
Consolidated report AMERIPOL
I. Creation and Members
The Police Community of the Americas - AMERIPOL is an international organization created at the Third Meeting of Directors, Commanders and Chiefs of Police in Latin America and the Caribbean held in Bogota on 14 November 2007, when it began a process of integration of the various regional law enforcement agencies.
Originally formed by 19 member countries - Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic and Uruguay, AMERIPOL is in the process of expansion. Therefore, formal invitations to the Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI the Drug Enforcement Administration - DEA, the United States of America, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, to join the Community, which expressed great interest and are in the process of internal deliberation.
In addition to members, the organization also has the support of 12 international observers, including EUROPOL, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the National Police of Spain, Spain's Civil Guard, the policeman Weapon of Italy, the Central Anti-Drug Directorate of Italy, the Italian Finance Guard, the Bundeskriminalamt - German BKA, the Latin American and Caribbean Community Police Intelligence - CLACIP, the Drug Enforcement Administration - DEA, the International Association of Chiefs of Police - IACP and the Organization of American States - OAS. The International Criminal Police Organization - INTERPOL attended the Second Meeting of AMERIPOL in Brasília (August/2009), expressing full support for the Community and is in the process to act as a permanent observer of AMERIPOL.
II. Framework and Objectives
As part of that regional integration, one of the points of consensus is to avoid duplication of efforts and investments as AMERIPOL was created to complement the actions of police cooperation that already exist, such as Interpol, focusing on operational needs and training of police officers in the Americas. Thus, it was established that there would be no annual contribution by the Member States, and that AMERIPOL will use the structure of police forces that are members and the support of international agencies to develop and implement their projects.
The differentiation between AMERIPOL and other cooperation agencies police indiscriminately is expected with the integration, so that the policemen evolve uniform, traditionally centered on the concept of public order, and the police judiciarias, which focus on research and production of evidence.
Starting from the premise that no transnational organized crime knows physical or institutional boundaries, and well that law enforcement agencies are the first line is in the fight against the criminal phenomenon, strives to provide the continental police apparatus with a minimum base of knowledge and experience to act in an another front - public order and research, so that the practical result is the effective dismantling of the criminal organization and the subsequent prosecution of those implicated in the courts, based on a concept efficient police management and chain of custody of evidence production.
In this sense, AMERIPOL is in talks to develop a work program with the European Union and Interpol mainly looking at building training program, publication of manuals of good practice and establishing secure communication platform (possibly with the use the I-24/7 Interpol), which has also judges and prosecutors in the region.
That search process for a differentiated concept of action research approach in the field of AMERIPOL was evident in August, 2009, whith the unanimous election of the Director General of the Department of Federal Police of Brazil to chair the Community during the 2010 / 2011, no doubt in recognition of the tradition of the Brazilian Federal Police - who have 66 years of experience - as judicial police.
According to its Statute, AMERIPOL main aim is to promote and strengthen police cooperation in technical and scientific matters and training, streamline and make more effective exchange of information, coordinate research activities and promote criminal judicial assistance between police forces and to consolidate the doctrine and philosophy of police in the fighting, preventing and neutralization of transnational crime.
S around s mode, it is stressed that police cooperation which aims AMERIPOL pillar is the observance of the principles of international law, of bilateral, multilateral and other international standards, including SAS Recommendations, resolutions and declarations of international organizations, especially the UN and OAS, and set to strict adherence to the law of each country.
III. Organizational Structure
According to the Statute of AMERIPOL there an organizational structure that allows it to fulfill its purpose and for this we have provided the following offices and departments:
1. Council and Directors
The Board of Directors, Chiefs, Commanders and Commissioners of the Police and / or counterparts in America, is the highest instance of definition, coordination and evaluation purposes within the mandate set AMERIPOL. It is responsible for issuing the guidelines in the various fields of police cooperation, which are implemented by the Executive Secretariat and Coordination Units. It is composed of the Directors, Chiefs, Commanders and Police Commissioners, or their counterparts, of AMERIPOL members.
2. Presidency
The President is the highest spokesperson in representation and coordination of AMERIPOL and is elected by the Board of Directors, Chiefs, Commanders and Commissioners of the Police and / or counterparts in America. The charge is exercised from the date of their choice and will last two years. Today for the period 2010-2011 was elected Director of the Federal Police of Brazil, LUIZ FERNANDO CORREA Doctor.
3. Executive Secretary
The Executive Secretariat is headed by the National Police of Colombia, represented by the Director General Major General OSCAR ADOLFO NARANJO TRUJILLO until 2010, the year which can be re-elected by the Board of Directors. In 2009, the Secretariat's permanent headquarters was established as Bogotá, Colombia. Beginning in 2010, the Executive Secretary shall be elected for terms of three years.
The Executive Secretariat has Cuatr or coordination units and two sections:
Scientific-Technical Cooperation and Law ENFORCEMENT:
This unit is responsible to promote, stimulate and coordinate the development of research projects, technology transfer, exchange of knowledge and experiences and scientific techniques of the police forces of America.
Exchange and INFORMATION:
This unit has the task of generating all information exchange strategic, operational analysis support for new courses of action, developing strategic documents to guide decision-making. Similarly, to analyze and make recommendations on processes and statistics to prevent crime generators different phenomena, projecting evaluation reports of new threats on the continent regarding transnational crimes projected near future.
Research Support and Legal ASSISTANCE:
unit reinforces and handles the exchange of experiences and methods of criminal investigation, fostering collaboration between the police authorities to the location of witnesses, practice interviews and other related actions, given the diplomatic formalities in cases requiring that instance.
Education Unit DOCTRINA:
Unit is responsible for promoting training programs, upgrading, training and expertise, designed to improve policing skills that enable and enhance public safety in the Americas, generating a police doctrine in the hemisphere based on respect for the rule of law and culture of good practice and ensuring adequate levels of coordination in education initiatives bilateral and multilateral.
Financial SECTION:
The financial section reports directly to the Executive Secretariat and its function is to collect the contributions of participants and corresponding disbursements in accordance with the purposes of the Community. Where relevant is responsible to account to the Board of Directors in their performance trying to adopt generally accepted practices and management control.
The Legal Advisory Section depends on the Executive Secretariat and its function is to advise the strategic direction of AMERIPOL in matters of international law and comparative law to facilitate the integration and coordination in security matters.
Importantly, the Executive Secretary is also responsible for the revitalization of the National Coordination Units, which are established in each police force in order to implement the agreements and commitments, as well as being a direct and permanent communication being homologous with the four units set out above.
Liaison Officers to Executive Secretary:
Different police forces may appoint a liaison officer to the permanent or temporary AMERIPOL Executive Secretariat, to collaborate actively with representatives from each country to exchange information and provide the necessary support and assistance. Officers of the various member institutions accredited in Colombia, may be delegated to AMERIPOL, in the absence of a specially designated for this purpose.
IV. Legitimation Process
Since the creation of AMERIPOL, various actions / statements of heads of state of member countries demonstrate recognition of the Organization, its importance in the fight against transnational organized crime and provides political support to the internal administrative organization of such countries, demonstrating that animus behind the Community goes beyond a simple agreement with the Heads of the institutions that comprise it.
In that sense, one can cite the presence of the former President of Chile, Michele Bachelet, at the First Summit of AMERIPOL in April/2008, where it stressed the importance of coordination between the police in countering transnational organized crime.
However, in August/2009, during the public hearing of opening of the Second Meeting of AMERIPOL, in Brasília, the President of the Federal Republic of Brazil, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, acknowledged the political and strategic importance of the Community as they expressed interest in having all institutional efforts to internalize the legal entity in the country.
V. Guidelines AMERIPOL - Biennium 2010/2011
Currently projects are oriented primarily on AMERIPOL linking those countries that are not yet part of the Community, the exchange of experiences in doctrinal and various offenses under the Palermo Convention, the international recognition as a strong organization with new typology of strategic alliances and cooperation with organizations such as the European Union, INTERPOL and United Nations Office.
Consequently, in order to implement the proposed police integration AMERIPOL the Plan of Action of the Community was drafted, to be implemented during the biennium 2010/2011, which will be led by the following guidelines:
Search Institutionalisation / AMERIPOL formal recognition as an International Public Security;
Expansion of the representation of the Police Force With American continent with AMERIPOL;
Decreased gap in operational and management capacity among police force members of the Community, through the development and implementation AMERIPOL Training Plan;
Implementing secure communication channel, in order to improve the capacity of mobilization of police forces that it is composed of, aiming for a timely responses to the needs of its members in the performance of their institutional responsibilities.
VI. General provisions
Organized crime and transnational crime directly affect all the nations of the Continent, fibers touching cultural, economic and social, that is why the police forces of different countries seek to enhance their capabilities, providing expertise and experience leading to the generation of cooperation. The crime in all its manifestations, constitutes a challenge for the Police, seeking mechanisms for the daily struggle to provide response to citizen demand.
This struggle now ceases to be unitary for each country on this issue because there are no territorial boundaries that limit the criminal action, organizations outside the law have also modernized their ways, making the focus of a police force more open, spacious and with a different view, the problems that may arise, allowing for a multilateral benefit all police in the exercise and common to all countries.
The Police Corps comprising AMERIPOL are sure that when you set in the grounds of this international organization, provides a new mission by police institutions of the American countries in terms of building confidence in the ability of their people to build a common destination development, social justice and for international responsibility in combating the phenomenon of transnational crime, with a vision of public security and democratic citizenship.
Luiz Fernando Corrêa
Director General of the Brazilian Federal Police
President AMERIPOL
Edited by Gordon Craig
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