BORDER SECURITY MATTERS
The official online magazine of BORDERPOL published by the General Secretariat
BORDERPOL European Secretariat at Eastern Partnership
Budapest, 24 March 2017: The Director of the BORDERPOL European Secretariat Col. Zoltan Szabo [Ret.] attended the "Eastern Partnership" conference 23-24 March 2017 held at the Hungarian Ministry of the Interior, Budapest.
The meeting was supported by the EU and organized by the IOM Office in Kiev and the Hungarian Interior Ministry. Experts met to discuss and focus on border and migration management in emergency situations.
Participants included representatives from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine as Eastern Partners. EU countries included Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Spain.
Representatives and delegates also came from the European Commission, the European Asylum Support Office, UNHCR, IOM, ICMP, WHO, Charles University Prague, Central European University, Hacettepe University Ankara, Europe Without Borders and BORDERPOL.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
InterDrone Expo 2017
Date: September 6-8, 2017 Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Description: BORDERPOL is pleased to once again support the annual InterDrone Expo. After an impressive show last year (3,518 delegates from 54 nations and rave reviews) InterDrone returns to Las Vegas. It will feature 125+ sessions for engineers, software developers, executives, investors, regulators and commercial drone "buyers and fliers" in more than a dozen vertical market segments. 4000+ attendees from 6 continents and 180+ exhibitors. Receive a $100 discount of the previing rate of the 3 day pass by inserting the code FLYIT when prompted at www.interdrone.com
6th BORDERPOL Global Forum
Date: March 17, 2017
Description: The 6th BORDERPOL Global Forum will be held in December 2017. The actual date and venue will be announced once once final approvals are made by the host government.
The event will be coded #6BGF2017 and program announcements will be posted here and on Twitter. Papers for considertation may now be sent to the General Secretariat, 343 Preston Street, Suite 1100, Ottawa, ON Canada K1S 1N4.
The General Secretariat advises members that there is no BORDERPOL endorsed border security event scheduled for March 2017.
BORDERPOL Director General Announces Formal Support for U.S. Border Patrol Foundation
DATE: February 10, 2017
LOCATION: General Secretariat, Ottawa, Canada
DESCRIPTION: Thomas A. Tass Director General announced the entry into force of BORDERPOL's formal agreement of support for the United States Border Patrol Foundation. The Agreement signed off by BPF on December 27, 2016 is the result of the completion of discussions that took place between the Executive Director of the BPF Ms. Shannon Staples and the Director General in Detroit, MI in September 2016 during the US/Canada Border Summit and the approval by the BORDERPOL Executive Committee at its annual general meeting in Budapest, Hungary December 7, 2016.
BORDERPOL believes that the goals and missions of both organizations are complimentary as it relates to the well being of border and law enforcement personnel the world over. Through its network of U.S. members and border security professionals BORDERPOL supports the outstanding work of the BPF to provide assistance to the families of fallen or seriously injured border patrol agents in the line of duty. The ways and means of BORDERPOL support will be coordinated through the General Secretariat and will be managed with the direct participation of the permanent representative of the BPF to the General Secretariat.
For more information about the mission and goals of the United States Border Patrol Foundation please visit https://borderpatrolfoundation.org