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INTERPOL Washington Director Timothy A. Williams met with Director General Oscar Adolfo Naranjo and other senior officials with the Colombian National Police

INTERPOL Washington Director Timothy A. Williams met with Director General Oscar Adolfo Naranjo and other senior officials with the Colombian National Police. Columbian National Police representatives provided Director Williams with briefings on several operational initiatives, and discussions were held in reference to future collaborative efforts between the two National Central Bureaus. Both Director Williams and Director General Naranjo are members of INTERPOL's Executive Committee. Further discussions took place regarding law enforcement challenges in the Americas Region and the successes of the Colombian National Police and their efforts to combat transnational crime.

January 25, 2012
January 25, 2012
Suspect in Murder of Westport Jeweler Arrested in Spain

CONNECTICUT - United States Attorney David B. Fein, Westport Police Chief Dale E. Call, Colonel Danny R. Stebbins of the Connecticut State Police, Kimberly K. Mertz, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States Marshal Joseph P. Faughnan today announced that Andrew Robert Levene, also known as "Robert Thomas," 41, was arrested yesterday in Spain on federal murder, robbery and firearm charges. According to a federal criminal complaint filed in the District of Connecticut, it is alleged that on the evening of December 8, 2011, Levene met with the owner of Y.Z. Jewelers in Westport, Conn., pretending he was going to complete the purchase of several large diamonds he had arranged to buy earlier that month. Instead, Levene shot and killed the owner of Y.Z. Jewelers, shot and wounded the owner's associate, stole approximately $300,000 in diamonds, and later fled the United States to Europe. Levene was arrested on January 23 by Spanish National Police pursuant to an Interpol Red Notice. This case is being investigated by the Westport Police Department, Connecticut State Police Major Crimes Squad, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Marshals Service. The investigation has been assisted by the State's Attorney's Office for the Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk, the Philadelphia Police Department's Homicide Unit, the Pennsylvania State Police, the New York Police Department, Interpol Spain and Interpol, United States National Central Bureau in Washington, D.C.. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Tracy Lee Dayton and Vanessa Richards.

 

January 10, 2012
Director Timothy A. Williams Delivers Keynote at FBI/Fordham University International Conference on Cyber Security

On January 10, 2012, Director Timothy A. Williams was a keynote speaker at the third annual FBI/Fordham University International Conference on Cyber Security in New York City. The conference, which featured subject matter experts in cyber security, was attended by government, private industry, and academia. Director Williams spoke about the international challenges facing cyber investigators today and the new INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation being constructed in Singapore.

December 12, 2011
INTERPOL Washington congratulates four staff members who received the Assistant Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service during the Criminal Division Awards Ceremony

WASHINGTON - INTERPOL Washington congratulates four staff members who received the Assistant Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service during the Criminal Division Awards Ceremony that took place on Monday, December 12, 2011. Hats off to Deputy Director Shawn Bray, General Counsel Kevin Smith, INTERPOL Analyst Emily Genung, and Legal Analyst Kathleen O'Connell who received the award for their major contributions on the successful prosecution of the case of United States v. UI Haq, where Irfahn UI Haq, Qasim Ali, and Zahid Yousaf pled guilty to charges they conspired to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Collaborative efforts within U.S. agencies have been successful in the disruption and dismantlement of human smuggling networks as a result of the convictions in UI Haq and other law enforcement actions related to the investigation of the case, and have proven to be most significant in more than a decade.

November 3, 2011
Director Timothy Williams elected by representatives from INTERPOL's member countries to serve on INTERPOL's Executive Committee as a Delegate to the Americas Region for one year

On Thursday, November 3, 2011, INTERPOL Washington Director Timothy A. Williams was elected by representatives from INTERPOL's member countries to serve on INTERPOL's Executive Committee as a Delegate to the Americas Region for one year. Director Williams was one of seven individuals elected to the Executive Committee. INTERPOL's Executive Committee members provide guidance to the Secretary General on all matters related to the Organization.

August 21, 2011
Director Timothy Williams delivers keynote during the opening plenary session for the International Association for Women Police's (IAWP) 49th Annual Training Conference, held in Lexington, Kentucky

WASHINGTON - On August 21, 2011, Director Williams served as a keynote speaker during the opening plenary session for the International Association for Women Police's (IAWP) 49th Annual Training Conference, held in Lexington, Kentucky. IAWP works to increase the visibility of women law enforcement officers internationally. The event itself, which works to disseminate important information to the IAWP members, brought together representatives from 39 different countries as well as the United Nations.

 

August 08, 2011
INTERPOL Washington and INTERPOL Partner at the Annual Crimes Against Children Conference

WASHINGTON - INTERPOL Washington and representatives from the INTERPOL Secretariat General in Lyon, France, coordinated efforts in the 23rd Annual Crimes Against Children Conference, from August 8 through August 11, 2011, in Dallas, Texas.

This was the first year that INTERPOL Washington and the INTERPOL Secretariat General collaborated to provide classroom instruction during the conference. The goal of the Crimes Against Children Conference is to provide practical instruction using current information, the newest ideas, and the most successful intervention strategies to professionals responsible for combating the numerous and diverse forms of crimes against children. By utilizing state-of-the-art, high-level technological infrastructures, INTERPOL provides technical and operational assistance to police agencies throughout the world as they face an increasing number of transnational crimes.

The Crimes Against Children Conference featured presentations from federal, state, and local law enforcement officials, as well as from other organizations that specialize in combating crimes against children both domestically and internationally. Over 20 years ago, the Crimes Against Children Conference started with just 50 attendees. This year alone, approximately 3,000 law enforcement professionals attended the conference.

 

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