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Head: Vanessa Jardine, Deputy Chief Constable, West Midlands Police

The International Coordination Committee oversees and coordinates the assistance that UK policing gives to other countries, both at home and abroad. It also seeks to develop international policing relationships more widely with both individual countries and international organisations such as the United Nations and European Union. Working closely with HM Government, particularly the Home Office and Stabilisation Unit, and a variety of partner agencies the ICC promotes:

  • Security and justice sector reform;
  • International engagement to share good practice on a range of issues including monitoring, mentoring and advising;
  • Deployment of police officers overseas;
  • Transfer of UK police expertise to achieve long-term, sustained development overseas;
  • Police training, operational development and advisory support to improve policing both at home and overseas.

All foreign assistance proposals from UK forces should be referred to the International Police Assistance Board (IPAB) approvals process in order to ensure multi-agency coordination and compliance with government policy.

The International Coordination Committee oversaw the launch of the new Joint International Policing Hub (JIPH) in partnership with HM Government, the National Crime Agency, the College of Policing, the National Police Coordination Centre, the national CT network and others. This has become the single, recognised gateway into and out of UK international policing assistance structures for domestic and global partners.

 

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