InterPort Police -comprised of jurisdictions serving their communities and nations around the world to ensure public safety of passengers, the supply chain, transnational crime and prevention of terrorism at airports, seaports and the transport system. Our regional and global efforts focus on sharing, communication, training and operational programs as a public safety nonprofit interagency organization. Through the joint participation of jurisdictions, agencies and stakeholders, we pursue the highest international standards, best practices, and mutual operational programs that offer a vigilant effort to ensure the prevention of crime and terrorism.
History – In 1968 national law enforcement leaders from Canada, Netherlands and United States met to establish the International Association of Airport and Seaport Police Society. In 1970 the organization moved from a board with a chairperson to having a President. To date 22 chiefs, superintendents or directors from 8 countries have lead the organization. In 1980 the word society was dropped and in 2010 the board moved forward with a new vision to incorporate the transit and rail law enforcement disciplines in addition to airports and seaports – additionally the name InterPort Police was adopted as an all encompassing title and the tag line A Global Force was introduced to represent the several departments and agencies from a cross the world that make up the organization, lead by the Secretary General who serves as the Director and chief executive.
Building for Tomorrow – After 43 years the organization’s overall interagency mission has not changed, but our focuses have. Terrorism after 9/11 changed the way we do everything. Today’s projects touch the nerves of our operational requirements. The information and intelligence platform, SRMX, has over 225 jurisdictions participating. These and other vital efforts allow our law enforcement command officers, public safety officials and transportation security stakeholder to work together, ensuring the security and safety of the traveling public, that trade supply chain is protected and uninterrupted and the critical infrastructure facilities remain safe and operational.