Peter will be invaluable in improving the company's legal and regional representation in the Americas
The Executive Committee of BORDERPOL is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Vincent as the BORDERPOL Director Counsellor for International Policy.
Thomas Tass, Director General of BORDERPOL said “We are delighted to have Peter on board as he brings a wealth of experience to the organisation and will be invaluable in improving our legal and regional representation in the Americas. He is also a fluent Spanish speaker which will aid us with our aim of extending our reach into South America.”
Peter commented "I am truly honoured and privileged to have been appointed as the BORDERPOL Director Counsellor for International Policy, I have long admired the organisation for the incredible work it does to balance counterterrorism concerns with humane approaches to complicated border issues."
Peter S. Vincent is the General Counsel of Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC (TRSS), a U.S. subsidiary of Thomson Reuters. Throughout his career, he has served in a variety of senior executive and legal positions in both the public and private sectors.
Prior to joining TRSS in February 2015, Peter Vincent was the Principal Legal Advisor for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
In addition, he served as ICE’s Senior Counsellor for International Policy, where he advised the DHS Office of the Secretary and the ICE Office of the Director on issues related to the formulation and execution of the agency’s international diplomatic engagement.
Prior to that, from November 2011 through July 2013, he served as the Acting Director of ICE’s Office of International Affairs (OIA), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). With attachés in 75 offices in 48 countries, including 7 combatant commands, HSI OIA is the largest international investigative component within DHS.
From November 2006 through May 2009, Peter Vincent served with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) at the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia, first as the Assistant Judicial Attaché and then as the Judicial Attaché. There, he advised DOJ, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Defence and various law enforcement and intelligence-gathering agencies on matters concerning extradition, terrorist organisations, money laundering, mutual legal assistance and narco-trafficking.
During his tenure at the U.S. Embassy, Peter Vincent coordinated nearly 500 extraditions to the United States, including the extradition requests for dozens of high-profile leaders of designated foreign terrorist organisations such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the National Liberation Army (ELN), and the United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia (AUC).
In July 2002, he joined the National Security Litigation Team in ICE’s San Francisco Office of the Chief Counsel. As a trial attorney, he represented the government in immigration proceedings involving terrorists and individuals who had provided material support to foreign terrorist organisations. In addition, Peter Vincent advised the local Joint Terrorism Task Force on issues relating to counterterrorism and foreign counterintelligence.
Peter Vincent graduated with High Distinction from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and received a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.