|The conference and exhibition will focus on advancing the “Beyond the Border” action plan|
Michigan’s St. Clair County Criminal Justice Association has relocated its September meeting to coincide with the opening of the US/Canada Border Conference on September 12th at Detroit’s Cobo Center. Association membership includes local courts, prosecutor’s office, Chiefs of Police, Michigan State Police, Sheriffs, and federal agencies, including CBP Detroit Sector Border Patrol, Air and Marine, Field Operations Officers, ICE, FBI, DEA and ATF.
“Since our inception, our main goal has been to expand the communication and cooperation between local, state and federal law enforcement agencies responsible for policing and safeguarding our citizens,” said Tom Buckley, Undersheriff, St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office, and Chairman of the St. Clair County Criminal Justice Association. “Locating our September Association meeting with the US/Canada Border Conference will work toward enhancing our mission.”
The comprehensive two-day conference and exhibition will focus on advancing the “Beyond the Border” action plan with specific goals outlined including: Addressing threats early; trade facilitation; economic growth and integrated cross-border law enforcement.
“It is both a privilege and an honour to host the St. Clair County Criminal Justice Association September meeting at the US/Canada Border Conference”, said Paul Mackler, CEO of Eagle Eye Expositions, producers of the Conference. “Our purpose is to advance the Beyond the Border Action Plan. Bringing local, state/provincial and federal law enforcement agencies from the U.S. and Canada together with industry to further enhance communication and collaboration assists in realizing that goal.”
“US/Canada Border Conference will be the most important event in 2013 to advance the “Beyond the Border” mission”
The US/Canada Border Conference made headlines when it announced an influential Advisory Board, chaired by W. Ralph Basham, Principal, Command Consulting Group, and former Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner.“US/Canada Border Conference focuses on the issues and opportunities to make the shared U.S. and Canada border more efficient while improving security at and in between this expansive shared border”, said Basham. “US/Canada Border Conference will be the most important event in 2013 to advance the “Beyond the Border” mission.”
On May 30th, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation Ray LaHood alongside Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, and Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety announced the first-ever joint United States-Canada Border Infrastructure Investment Plan (BIIP).
US/Canada Border Conference is expected to draw attendance from all relevant U.S. and Canadian agencies by bringing officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Canadian Ministry of Safety, Canada Border Services Agency, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, United States Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security/ICE, State/Provincial and local police, Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance, and more.
Eagle Eye Expositions, LLC, a leading producer of conferences and trade shows, manages the US/Canada Border Conference. Eagle Eye Expositions also produces the 8th Annual Border Security Expo, March 18-19, 2014, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ, with a comprehensive program focused on disrupting and dismantling transnational criminal organizations, and the Global Summit on Borders, May 13-14, 2014, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C., an invitation-only event focusing on the intersection of international trade, travel and homeland security. For more information, visit www.EagleEyeExpos.com.