Date: For Immediate Release
Budapest – Monday March 5th, 2012
Today, following years of consultation, negotiations and development, the International Police Training Centre was convened in Budapest Hungary, co-located at the historic International Training Center (ITC) alongside the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA). The IPTI concept evolved following the needs identified by FBI National Academy Associates international graduates around the globe for access to executive dev elopement support and training for emerging leaders.
The IPTI is the first international Non-Governmental Organization convened by senior police executives to support police leaders around the globe in their quest for training and organizational development that has been authorized by the FBI National Academy Associates.
The IPTI is comprised of a group of prestigious police leaders, and supported by the Board of Managing Directors drawn from law enforcement around the globe and business and social service specialists, to ensure that program design and delivery is holistic and engaging of community stakeholders and best practices from the business sector, not solely police focused.
The IPTI mandate is to not only provide training and support, but to also assist agencies without available funding to access grant opportunities. The IPTI was convened as a not-for-profit, public interest foundation in Hungary, with transparency and financial oversight in mind, so that grant issuing agencies are assured of compliance with grant conditions.
At this inaugural meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the IPTI to produce and co-host the International Human Traffic Coordination Summit in Ottawa in November 2012 on behalf of the FBI National Academy Associates and the FBI NAA Foundation.