Who We Are

Our mission as an international organization began in 1969* when “Five Eyes” port authority jurisdictions realized it had become essential to coordinate globally to effectively address serious transnational crime, improve security and to protect public safety, critical infrastructure and the supply chain through strategic collaboration and provision of protective security solutions. Thus began the international alliance that became INTERPORTPOLICE.

Our role today continues with an added focus on prevention as a proven means to preserve security. Prevention measures include community engagement, which has proved to be successful in reducing vulnerability within port authority environments.

*  Originally organized as the International Association of Airport and Seaport Police - learn more about our history

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One of the primary security focuses has been to improve incident management in the light of lessons learned in terrorist incidents and “active shooter” attacks. To do this, we brought together senior command police officers, policymakers, and experts in the practical application of prevention, protection, and preparedness in mass people environments, especially transport hubs. The task was to find effective outcomes and methods, including best practices, quality assurance management systems, and communication and collaboration solutions. INTERPORTPOLICE has recently released our Community Security Best Practices (CSBP), based on the global findings of many countries and organizations. In addition, it has matched the CSBP by assisting and identifying an enterprise communication system. The programme is shared globally under the name: See Say Act.

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INTERPORTPOLICE is committed to effective global practices and protective security efforts; this includes working closely with key partners.

Who We Work With

ON SITE - VIRTUAL AUDITS & TRAINING

POLICY & BEST PRACTICES

AFTER ACTION REVIEWS

INTERPORTPOLICE works with authorities and partners whose responsibility includes countering risk to and vulnerability of transportation systems, airports and ports, border security, and related mass people environments. Key partners include: Port Authority police and security providers who have responsibility for maritime and aviation environments.

  • United Nations agencies, to include: IMO, UNODC, ICAO and others

  • Government departments and devolved agencies with responsibility for transportation, & border security and infrastructure protection sectors

  • Organizations with related critical infrastructure in mass people environments

  • Security specialists and advice delivery partners

Airports - Seaports

A GLOBAL FORCE

Transport - Borders

WHAT WE PROTECT

PUBLIC SAFETY

CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

SUPPLY CHAIN

How We Do It

We provide facilitation of evidenced based security practices, quality assurance management security systems, and collaborative information sharing, that effect operational to crisis requirements;

Focusing on train the trainer programmes that address practical operational outcomes leveraging authority forces’ capacity and sustainability to protect public safety and address serious transnational crime; and

Engaging citizens within a security environment  jurisdiction providing a public affairs programme that incorporates mass & Geofenced real-time, 2-way communication through the jurisdiction's, departments, or cities social media.

Protect your Authority; Engage Your Community

INTERPORTPOLICE @ WORK
  • 17-24 August: Bahamas and Barbados, UNODC for the Caribbean Regional Maritime Security Strategy (CRMSS) programme

  • 12-16 September: Lecture - World Maritime University for four days: Professional Excellence (EPEx) module on Maritime Administrations and International Organizations

  • 27/28 September - Chair and panellists - at International Security Expo, London

  • 3 October - UNODC Jamaica and Dominican Republic for the CRMSS programme.

  • 17- 20 October IMO Technical Cooperation Committee

  • November 2-11 IMO Maritime Safety Committee

  • 22 - 24 November Facilitating a senior-level regional meeting on implementing the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct, 2017(DCoC/JA) at the Jeddah Academy for Maritime Science and Security Studies.

  • 28 November - December 2: IMO Council



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History, Objectives, Current Milestones, & Services

Resilience

Learning From History

  • Prevent

  • Protect

  • Prepare

    Lessons Learned - Evidence based practices

Community Security Preview Guide

Mass People Environments

Working together, we effectively provide a more secure and collaborative environment

A Prevent – Protect – Prepare strategy provides authorities with operational to crisis response requirements. Our mission and programmes address efforts through international and national organizations, including United Nations Agencies, NATO, US – DHS/ FEMA, and the EU law enforcement and member authorities.

UNITED NATION MEMBER &

AUTHORITY INVOLEMENT

Addressing

World Issues

The latest: Wildlife Trafficking

INTERPORTPOLICE is pleased to have been a party to the development by the IMO Facilitation Committee and implementation of the IMO’s Guidelines for the prevention and suppression of the smuggling of wildlife on ships engaged in international maritime traffic (FAL.5/Circ.50).

IMO's Maritime Safety Committee Meeting Brief