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1970-03 Boston MA USA


Mar 1970, Boston MA (USA), as International Association of Port Police. Reorganized, 1974, when expanded to include aviation and title changed to International Association of Airport and Seaport Police (IAASP) -- Association internationale de la police des ports et des aéroports -- Asociación Internacional de Policia de Puertos y Aeropuertos. Expanded to include transport and border jurisdictions, 2010, when current title was adopted. Registered in the State of Washington (USA) and in Province of British Columbia (Canada).


Influence standards of safety and security in ports; prevent and detect criminal activity affecting safety and welfare of the public and passengers, crew members, ground and dock workers involved in international commerce; study and recommend methods and uniform practices for establishing safeguards for movement of international passengers and cargo; encourage and develop exchange of information and material among law enforcement agencies concerned with criminal activity at international airports and seaports; share information and experience; encourage cooperation among all segments of the international trade community so as to develop improved security measures for passengers and cargo moving internationally.


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General Meeting (annual, at Conference). Board of Directors (meets twice a year), consisting of President, Executive Vice President, Immediate Past President, 5 Regional Vice-Presidents (Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and Mid East), Secretary, Treasurer and 2 Co-opted Directors. Secretariat in Coquitlam (Canada), headed by Executive Director. Committees (6): Executive; Finance; Development and Information; Maritime; Aviation; Conference Coordinating.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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