The INTERPORTPOLICE is a chartered international organization of transportation police and security authorities at airports and seaports. Established in 1969 by police authorities of Canada, Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States to fight terrorism and serious transnational crime.
The operations of the organization collectively fall under the Office of the Secretary-General. The organization’s member authorities are police and public safety jurisdictions that serve transportation and border security.
The organization provides technical assistance, best practices, collaborative intelligence, and training for the mutual benefit of the transportation law enforcement and public safety departments; maintaining contact with national and international authorities, implementing operational contracts and programs, and serving as an Ambassador of the Organization.
INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION IS KEY IN TODAY’S WORLD
Things have changed since our beginning in 1969. 9/11, 7/7, and other terrorist events have shaken the foundation of security globally. Before 9/11, our focus was on terrorism and serious transnational crime. While that stands today, our methods have changed. Trusted sharing, access to reliable and timely information, the use of technology to benefit the human element, the quest for innovative and consistent terrorism training are all important elements as we strive to keep pace with a constantly changing landscape. Together we can prevail.
Community policing and the implementation of a vast eyes-and-ears program within the transportation sector is an important step in fighting terrorism and other serious crimes. Our strategic MOUs and relationships with jurisdictions allow for a global transportation security community to learn, train, network, and cooperate in for and prevention of terrorism, serious crimes, and emergency crisis.
Remember; Criminals have no borders!
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Our president’s have guided the organization throughout the years
We are honored by their outstanding service.Jurisdiction member authorities put forth a command officer to preside as president presiding over the board of directors. To date 22 chiefs, superintendents, chief constable and director generals from 8 countries served as president of the board. Every jurisdiction and its’ selection as president has brought visions and expertise as they perform their duties within their own authority or agency. A jurisdiction selection as president can now presides for a single year term, allowing movement through the chairs.
2010 – 16 Chief Ronald Boyd: Port of Los Angeles Police Department, United States
2007 – 09 Chief Russell Whitmarsh: Houston Port Authority, United States
2001 – 07 Chief Superintendent Henk van Unnik: Port of Rotterdam, Seaport Police, Netherlands
1999 – 01 Chief Noel Cunningham: Port of Los Angeles, United States:
1997 – 99 Brigadier General Saad M. Al–Shuhayeb: Saudi Arabia
1995 – 97 Chief Ronald Driscole, United States
1994 – 95 Assistant Commissioner Laban Kauga, Tanzania
1992 – 94 Chief Superintendent Robert Bertelson, United States
1990 – 92 Chief Superintendent John Boyle, United Kingdom
1988 – 90 Superintendent Peter L. K. Lee: National Police Agency, Asia Pacific:
1886 – 88 Colonel Rokus den Breejen, Netherlands
1984 – 86 Lt. Colonel Frank Mazzone, United States
1982 – 84 Commissioner Fred Bean,OBE, Bermuda
1980 – 82 Chief Ray Havens, United States
1978 – 80 Superintendent Walter Lee, United States
1976 – 78 Chief Constable Eric Ellen, United Kingdom
1975 – 76 Superintendent Theodore Ciunyk, Canada
1974 – 75 Chief Thomas Jones, United States
1973 – 74 Chief Constable DCW (Peter) Gannon, United Kingdom
1972 – 73 Chief Lewis Brown, United States
1971 – 71 Captain Robert Herzog, United States
1970 – 71 Director General Donald Cassidy, Canada
1969 – 70 Board Only
1968 – Board In formation
Secretary Generals | Executive Staff & Advisors
The organization has had 5 Secretary-General over the 50-year history.
The operations of the organization collectively fall under the Office of the Secretariat lead by the Secretary General. The Secretary serves as the director and chief executive overseeing operations of the international organization. Their duties include implementing the decisions of the General Assembly and the Executive Board, providing technical and information for the mutual benefit of the transportation law enforcement and public safety departments, maintaining contact with national and international authorities, implementing operational contracts and programs, and serving as an Ambassador of the Organization.
A primary mission of the Secretary is to serve as the international center for public safety and the prevention of public transportation terrorism and serious crime.
Jay Grant, United States 2010 – Current
Michael Toddington, Canada
Tim Kimsey, United States
Eric Ellen, United Kingdom
Donald Cassidy, Canada
Executive Staff & Advisors
Chief of Staff (On Leave)
IT Applications & Security
William “Billy” Durrett
Practices & Standards
John Donlon QPM, IPM
Critical Infrastructure – Counterterrorism
Mark “Bruce” Roberts MBE, IPM
Global Security & Intelligence