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The American Police Community or Ameripol (Spanish: Comunidad de Policías de América) is a continental police organization created in 2007 with the mission of fighting drugs.
Representatives of 18 countries formalized the creation of Ameripol on 14 November 2007 in Bogotá, Colombia. its presidency for the first two year term will be filled by the General Director of the Carabiniers of Chile, Eduardo Gordon.
Its work focuses primarily on public safety, terrorism, organized crime, war crimes, illicit drug production, drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human trafficking, money laundering, child pornography, white-collar crime, computer crime, intellectual property crime and corruption.
Secretaries-general and presidents
Secretaries-general since organization's inception in 2007:
- Óscar Adolfo Naranjo (since 2007)
Presidents since organization's inception in 2007:
- José Bernales Ramírez (2007-2008)
- "Lat Am police start joint force". BBC News. 14 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-15.