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INTERPOL Welcomes New Director

This post appears courtesy of INTERPOL.
Attorney General Eric Holder, Deputy Attorney General David Ogden and Tim Williams, Director of INTERPOL Washington stand for the National Anthem shortly before Director Williams was installed into his new position by AG Holder today in the Department of Justice's Great Hall.  Photo by: Shane T. McCoy / US Marshals
Attorney General Eric Holder, Deputy Attorney General David Ogden and Tim Williams, Director of INTERPOL Washington stand for the National Anthem shortly before Director Williams was installed into his new position by AG Holder today in the Department of Justice's Great Hall. Photo by: Shane T. McCoy / US Marshals

On November 13th, Timothy Williams of the U.S. Marshals Service became Head of INTERPOL Washington in a formal installation ceremony presided by Attorney General Eric Holder. This event was attended by Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden, INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble, heads of U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies, police executives, foreign police attachés, and friends and family, among others.

The new Head of INTERPOL Washington pledged to continue to nurture police cooperation both at the national and international level and to continue to meet the demands of international policing in the 21st Century by increasing INTERPOL Washington's support to law enforcement agents and officers in the field. Moreover, Director Williams pledged to provide the right resources and tools for agents and officers in the field to help them identify potential criminals and prevent them from perpetrating their crimes.

One of the tools that Director Williams plans to provide is the deployment of INTERPOL's I-24/7 network across the United States, enabling thousands of investigators to access INTERPOL's databases and police services containing information on wanted persons, terrorists, missing persons, stolen and lost travel documents, and stolen vehicles.

He will also focus on reducing transnational organized crime by strengthening global partnerships; leveraging existing technology and pursuing new enterprise solutions to enable INTERPOL Washington to fulfill its mission at national and international levels; and boosting information exchange to bolster national and international efforts at preventing global terrorism.

Director Williams began his career with the U.S. Marshals Service in 1986 and has served in a series of significant law enforcement positions, including Chief of the Technical Operations Group, Commander of the New York / New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Updated April 7, 2017

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