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An introduction to Pearls in Policing

Pearls in Policing is a glocal think tank where top-executives in law enforcement meet to discuss the strategic and personal challenges facing the day to day operation of their organisation. In a small and informal setting, these law enforcement leaders are provided the opportunity to truly focus on the future of their profession. Wisdom is gained, amongst others by the input of the Pearl Fishers Learning Group (IALG), intensive debate, working group input and peer to peer consultation.

 

In a nutshell the facts about Pearls in Policing

Factsheet Pearls in Policing

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  • Andrew Colvin appointed AFP Commissioner

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    Prime Minister Tony Abbott has appointed Mr Andrew Colvin APM OAM as the next Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Mr Colvin has been acting commissioner of the AFP since September 7, when Commissioner Tony Negus finished his 5 year term. He has previously served as Deputy Commissioner since 2010. Andrew is a Harvard-educated career cop who joined the force in 1990, where his early work focused on investigating narcotics, money laundering, politically-motivated crime and terrorism financing. He was the national co-ordinator for counter-terrorism during the 2002 Bali bombings, for which he was named a Member of the Order of Australia. Later, he worked in the area of high-tech crime and managed Operation Centurion, Australia’s largest investigation into online child pornography. He was chief of staff to former commissioner Mick Keelty and was awarded the Australian Police Medal in 2008

     

  • New IALG Recruitment Brochure now available

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    The brochure for the International Pearl Fishers Action Learning Group (IALG)  2014-2015 is now available.  See  IALG brochure 2014-2015

  • Now available: Executive Summary Pearls 2014

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    The summary covers the outcomes of the Pearls conference held from 14-18 June in San Francisco, United States of America.  For the digital version, please scroll to:  Conference 2014, Executive Summary.

  • Host countries Pearls Conferences 2015, 2016 and 2017

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    Pearls 2015: Copenhagen (Denmark), Pearls 2016: The Hague (the Netherlands), Pearls 2017: Toronto (Canada)

conferences

  • ‘Shaping Innovation through Partnerships’

    Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015

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    The 9th Pearls in Policing conference, hosted by the National Police of Denmark and the Pearls Curatorium, will be held in Copenhagen (Denmark) from 13-17 June 2015.

    Working Group 1: Vision on International Policing Cooperation. What principles should guide a future-oriented vision and a white paper blueprint for international policing cooperation and coordination for the next ten years?

    Working Group 2: Meeting Future Needs. How should public police organisations create the environment to meet the future needs of policing over the next ten years in a period of significant social, economic and policital instability and volatility?

     

  • ‘A New Police, A New Generation’

    San Francisco, The United States of America, 2014

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    Hosted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Pearls 2014 invited participants to engage in a discussion about the needs of modern policing and how to best position the next generation of police leadership to meet those needs.

    Working groups focused on:  1) the future role of police, given fundamental shifts in their strategic and operational environment. What do stake holders want their police to be? What will policing look like as the traditional monopoly erodes? How do you position yourself and develop a strategy for this multi-agency environment? 2) How can police bridge the gap between masses of raw data and information that is useful in an operational context?

     

  • ‘Sustainable Leadership in a Changing World’

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2013

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  • ‘Policing for a Safer World’

    Singapore, 2012

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    “Police forces have to be economically sustainable in order to fulfill their responsibilities in the core functions. However, such core functions, such as solving crime, are often described in measurable outputs.  Police should also ensure that outcomes, such as social cohesion and justice,  which are difficult to measure, are also maintained and not neglected.”

    Mr. Bill Blair, Chief of the Toronto police (Canada)

  • ‘Charting the Course of Change’

    The Hague, The Netherlands, 2011

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  • ‘Navigating the Way Ahead’

    Sydney, Australia, 2010

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    “New technology enables citizens to be journalists. Anyone can film and upload police incidents to the internet. This facilitates greater police transparency, but it can be problematic in preserving the integrity of witnesses. Wide dissemination of a police incident also creates the potential for trial by media.”

    Mr. Tony Negus, Commissioner of the Australian Police Force (AFP)

  • ‘Bridging the Gap’

    The Hague, The Netherlands, 2009

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    ‘’I find myself in the middle of an economic crisis and I am wondering what this will mean for the Singapore Police and the involvement and support of the community. For example, will voluntary organisations still have the means to actively participate in our work? How are we going to deal with the increase in financial/economic crimes like fraud, employees running away with employers’ funds, money laundering and Internet crime?”

    Mr. Khoo Boon Hui, Former Commissioner of the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Former President of Interpol

     

  • ‘Policing the Future or Future Policing’

    The Hague, The Netherlands, 2008

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    “The sharing of sensitive criminal investigations information is typical of the culture shift within the police: It isn’t easy to pass on information to colleagues that you don’t know. But everybody is convinced of the necessity. Criminals don’t adhere to regional borders.”

    Mr. Ruud Bik, Former Chief Constable of Central Division of the Netherlands and Former President of the Pearls Curatorium

  • ‘The Impact of Globalisation on Security’

    The Hague, The Netherlands , 2007

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IALG

The International Pearl Fishers Action Learning Group

The IALG is a senior international leadership programme aimed to develop senior leaders within law enforcement. During one year, police leaders gather in 3 seminars to work on a research assignment formulated by Pearls in Policing conference delegates. The IALG programme is based on action learning: research, work and learning at the same time.

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    Assignment 2014- 2015

    How do you create a police organisation with the culture and conditions that foster innovation through partnerships?
    Assignment giver: Associate Deputy Director Kevin Perkins, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

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    Assignment 2013-2014

    The IALG has been presented with three scenarios set ten years into the future, based on the global trends identified by the Joint Global Vision working group in 2013. The members of the IALG have been challenged to put themselves in the place of their leadership and consider the human, rather than technical, requirements of police to handle these scenarios, and how police will fit into the whole-of-community response in the future. Furthermore, the IALG has been be tasked with looking at the problem from not only a response perspective, but also prevention and managing the aftermath.

    Assignment giver: Commissioner Andrew Scipione of the New South Wales Police Force, Australia

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    Assignment 2012 – 2013:

    Establish the key functional and leadership competencies (both in a national and international scope) that will be essential for the future senior leadership of policing and law enforcement organisations, drawing up a framework for assessing how such leadership can be developed and systematically sustained.

    Assignment giver:  Commissioner Peter Ng from the Singapore Police Force (SPF)

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    Assignment 2011 – 2012
    ‘Police organisations worldwide are increasinglyn seaking to identify the real value of policing. How do we define the real value of policing? How can the new professionalism framework maximise the value that policing delivers?’

    During deliberations the IALG should consider the four elements of new professionalism (accountability, legitimacy, innovation, coherence) and the economics of policing (supply, demand, cost and value).

    Assignment giver: Commissioner Andy Tsang of the Hong Kong Police

     

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    Assignment 2010 – 2011

    Examine the evolving nature of social media and associated new technologies; the implications on crime and public safety/security and the associated challenges and opportunities for police to respond strategically; and make recommendations for the future. During deliberations the IALG/Academics have considered the following: global cooperation, implications for new professionalism, implications on public perception and police legitimacy, ‘glocal’ implications of new media, generational tensions, financial implications, citizen journalism, political implications

    Assignment giver: Professor Jürgen Stock, Vice President of the Bundeskriminalamt, Germany.

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    Assignment 2009-2010
    ‘Explore opportunities for enhancing legitimacy and public trust.’

    In their deliberations, the IALG may consider:

    • the dark side of police organisations
    • accountability
    • mutual understanding between top law enforcement executives and politicians
    • the focus on public concerns and media relations

    Assignment giver: Commissioner Bill Blair of the Toronto Police Service

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    Assignment 2008-2009

    Explore the landscape of future public policing, taking into consideration the 2020 scenarios presented by the 2007-2008 IALG. To further refine the tasking, the group was asked to take into consideration the issues of:
    – public versus private policing
    – police leadership values
    – generational change
    – future police workforces
    – impact of ‘wildcard’ events,police planning processes

    Assignment giver: Commissioner William Elliott of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

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    Assignment 2007-2008

    ‘Moving towards 2020 what must the focus of police leaders be in order to address the globalisation of crime, while preserving public safety at local level?’

    Assignment giver:  Commissioner Mick Keelty of the Australian Federal Police (AFP)

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    Assignment 2006-2007

    ‘Together with a high level of exploratory interest and with sufficient widely ranged input, seek for the best practices and ideas in order to prepare creatively but realistically, for future law enforcement. Knowledge, expertise and skills are key factors and it is essential that contact is sought with experts of the highest level both within and outside law enforcement. Professionals, who within their own domain, are involved in the study and active approach of future development, above all, professionals who are able to develop a professional vision on the future, or introduce or support such, in order to pro-actively and prospectively meet future challenges. In other words, search for the pearls, being certain individual professionals, or good examples”.

    Assignment giver:  The Pearls Curatorium

academics

A selection of the academics involved in Pearls

A limited group of international renowned academics focus on the same assignment carried out by the IALG. They present their insights during the conference and take part in work sessions that are interactive and around the current year’s theme. The findings of the academics are incorporated in the annual Pearls conference report.

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    Professor Willy Bruggeman

    Professor of Police Science, Benelux University & President of the Belgian Federal Police Board

    Professor Willy Bruggeman

    After joining the Gendarmerie Academy in 1961 Professor Bruggeman gained his

    Licence in criminology and his Doctor in Criminology. From 1972 to 1993, he has

    been responsible for several positions in the Gendarmerie such as Director of the Judicial

    Direction General Staff of the Gendarmerie in Brussels, Director of the Central Bureau

    of the Belgian Gendarmerie including the National Drugs Bureau, Director General

    of the operational division of the staff of the Gendarmerie in Brussels. He became Commander

    of the region Flanders Ghent in 1993 and was appointed Assistant Coordinator of

    the Europol Drugs Unit in The Netherlands in 1999. He became Deputy Director of Europol

    in 1999. Since his retirement, he holds a chair in Police Science at the Benelux University

    and was appointed President of the Belgian Federal Police.

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    Professor Bob Hoogenboom

    Professor of Forensic Business at the Nyenrode University

    Professor Bob Hoogenboom

    Bob Hoogenboom is Visiting Fellow at the Mannheim Institute for Criminology at LSE, he holds a chair in Policing and Security Studies at The free University of Amsterdam and is professor in Forensic Accounting at Nyenrode Business University. Since 1998 Bob teaches at the Dutch Police Academy and School for Police Leadership.
    Next to teaching and research Bob acts as an advisor for the National Police force on issues like the future of (leadership) education, policing and technology and public private partnership. The Governance of Policing and Society.

     

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    Professor Anthony Ribera

    Director, Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership, University of San Francisco

    Professor Anthony Ribera

    Assistant Professor Anthony Ribera, former Police Chief of San Francisco, teaches the Law Enforcement Leadership programme and is director of the  Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership. The Institute’s annual symposium is a groundbreaking forum for progressive law enforcement training and leadership. Dr. Ribera aims to help awaken leadership and motivation in students, examining real world scenarios to develop real world management skills, showing them how to improve transparency, lead with integrity and form alliances within the community. His courses allow students a comprehensive foundation in management, a better understanding of issues they’re likely to face, and best approach to solutions.  His long-standing ties to prominent and well-respected civic leaders throughout California allow students access to key influencers, politicians and decision makers in the public arena.

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    Professor Monica Serrano

    Professor and researcher, Center for International Studies, El Colegio de Mexico

    Professor Monica Serrano

    Mónica Serrano Carreto is Professor of International Relations at El Colegio de México, Senior Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies, Oxford University and a Senior Fellow at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, CUNY.  After a study and several fellowships in the UK, she became Executive Director of the Global Centre CUNY working closely with the UN and other human rights organisations. She is a member of the International Advisory Board of the FRAME Project “Fostering Human Rights Among European (External and Internal) Policies” hosted at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies. She is the author and editor of numerous publications, as well as being a member of the editorial board of Global Responsibility to Protect and Conflict, Security and Development.

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    Professor Willy Bruggeman

    Professor of Police Science, Benelux University & President of the Belgian Federal Police Board

    Professor Willy Bruggeman

    After joining the Gendarmerie Academy in 1961 Professor Bruggeman gained his

    Licence in criminology and his Doctor in Criminology. From 1972 to 1993, he has

    been responsible for several positions in the Gendarmerie such as Director of the Judicial

    Direction General Staff of the Gendarmerie in Brussels, Director of the Central Bureau

    of the Belgian Gendarmerie including the National Drugs Bureau, Director General

    of the operational division of the staff of the Gendarmerie in Brussels. He became Commander

    of the region Flanders Ghent in 1993 and was appointed Assistant Coordinator of

    the Europol Drugs Unit in The Netherlands in 1999. He became Deputy Director of Europol

    in 1999. Since his retirement, he holds a chair in Police Science at the Benelux University

    and was appointed President of the Belgian Federal Police.

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    Professor Maria Haberfeld

    Professor and Chair of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Professor Maria Haberfeld

    Maria (Maki) Haberfeld is a Professor of Police Science and Chair of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. She was born in Poland and immigrated to Israel as a teenager. She served in the Israel Defense Forces in a counter-terrorist unit and left the army at the rank of Sergeant. Prior to coming to John Jay she served in the Israel National Police and left the force at the rank of Lieutenant. Her latest books include: Critical Issues in Police Training (2011), Police Organization and Training: Innovations in Research and Practice (co-edited, 2011), Police Leadership: Organizational and Managerial Decision Making Process (2012) and Policing Muslim Communities (co-authored, 2013).

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    Professor Bob Hoogenboom

    Professor of Forensic Business at the Nyenrode University

    Professor Bob Hoogenboom

    Bob Hoogenboom is Visiting Fellow at the Mannheim Institute for Criminology at LSE, he holds a chair in Policing and Security Studies at The free University of Amsterdam and is professor in Forensic Accounting at Nyenrode Business University. Since 1998 Bob teaches at the Dutch Police Academy and School for Police Leadership.
    Next to teaching and research Bob acts as an advisor for the National Police force on issues like the future of (leadership) education, policing and technology and public private partnership. The Governance of Policing and Society.

     

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    Professor Michael Wesley

    Professor of National Security at the Australian National University.

    Professor Michael Wesley

    Michael Wesley is Professor of National Security at the Australian National University. His career has spanned academia, with previous appointments at the University of New South Wales, Griffith University, the University of Hong Kong, Sun Yat-sen University and the University of Sydney; government, where he worked as Assistant Director General for Transnational Issues at the Office of National Assessments; and think tanks, in which he was Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

    Professor Wesley has also served as the Editor in Chief of the Australian Journal of International Affairs, a Trustee of the Queensland Art Gallery and a Board Member of the Australia Television Network. He is a Non-Executive Member of the Senior Leadership Group of the Australian Federal Police. His most recent book, There Goes the Neighbourhood: Australia and the Rise of Asia, won the 2011 John Button Prize for the best writing on Australian public policy.

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    Professor Willy Bruggeman

    Professor of Police Science, Benelux University & President of the Belgian Federal Police Board

    Professor Willy Bruggeman

    After joining the Gendarmerie Academy in 1961 Professor Bruggeman gained his

    Licence in criminology and his Doctor in Criminology. From 1972 to 1993, he has

    been responsible for several positions in the Gendarmerie such as Director of the Judicial

    Direction General Staff of the Gendarmerie in Brussels, Director of the Central Bureau

    of the Belgian Gendarmerie including the National Drugs Bureau, Director General

    of the operational division of the staff of the Gendarmerie in Brussels. He became Commander

    of the region Flanders Ghent in 1993 and was appointed Assistant Coordinator of

    the Europol Drugs Unit in The Netherlands in 1999. He became Deputy Director of Europol

    in 1999. Since his retirement, he holds a chair in Police Science at the Benelux University

    and was appointed President of the Belgian Federal Police.

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    Professor Michael Kempa

    Associate Professor, Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa

    Professor Michael Kempa

    Michael Kempa holds a Doctorate in Law (Australian National University, 2005).

    Working as an Associate Professor within the Department of Criminology, University

    of Ottawa, his program of research draws upon Political Science, International Relations,

    and Sociological theory to address the ways in which states and non-state organizations

    variously conceive of and attempt to institutionalize “police power” in such

    domains as the economy, new forms of urban communal space, and international security.

    The costs and benefits of different ways of pursuing “safety and security” are his constant

    preoccupation, as assessed through the priorities of less and more powerful social

    groups. He has published on these themes in such places as the British Journal of Criminology,

    Theoretical Criminology, the Akron Law Review, and the American Annals of

    Political and Social Science. His first book, co-authored with Professor Clifford Shearing,

    and titled Policing: Conceptualisations and Practices of Security, will be published

    in the coming year.

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    Professor Dr. Pieter Tops

    Professor of Public Administration, Tilburg University and Member of
    the Governing Board of the Police Academy

    Professor Dr. Pieter Tops

    Prof. Dr. Tops is one of the members of the Governing Board of the PoliceAcademy

    since October 2006. He is also professor of Public Administration and Law at Tilburg

    University. Tops has done several studies on the quality and functioning of the public

    administration of The Netherlands and coordinated an extensive research in seven municipalities

    on how civilians experience their local government. He has published several

    of these studies and has (co-)written many government and other final research reports.

    Prof. Tops also takes part in the Social Platform of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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    Professor Michael Wesley

    Professor of National Security at the Australian National University.

    Professor Michael Wesley

    Michael Wesley is Professor of National Security at the Australian National University. His career has spanned academia, with previous appointments at the University of New South Wales, Griffith University, the University of Hong Kong, Sun Yat-sen University and the University of Sydney; government, where he worked as Assistant Director General for Transnational Issues at the Office of National Assessments; and think tanks, in which he was Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

    Professor Wesley has also served as the Editor in Chief of the Australian Journal of International Affairs, a Trustee of the Queensland Art Gallery and a Board Member of the Australia Television Network. He is a Non-Executive Member of the Senior Leadership Group of the Australian Federal Police. His most recent book, There Goes the Neighbourhood: Australia and the Rise of Asia, won the 2011 John Button Prize for the best writing on Australian public policy.

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    Professor Willy Bruggeman

    Professor of Police Science, Benelux University & President of the Belgian Federal Police Board

    Professor Willy Bruggeman

    After joining the Gendarmerie Academy in 1961 Professor Bruggeman gained his

    Licence in criminology and his Doctor in Criminology. From 1972 to 1993, he has

    been responsible for several positions in the Gendarmerie such as Director of the Judicial

    Direction General Staff of the Gendarmerie in Brussels, Director of the Central Bureau

    of the Belgian Gendarmerie including the National Drugs Bureau, Director General

    of the operational division of the staff of the Gendarmerie in Brussels. He became Commander

    of the region Flanders Ghent in 1993 and was appointed Assistant Coordinator of

    the Europol Drugs Unit in The Netherlands in 1999. He became Deputy Director of Europol

    in 1999. Since his retirement, he holds a chair in Police Science at the Benelux University

    and was appointed President of the Belgian Federal Police.

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    Professor Rainuka Dagar

    Director Gender Studies Unit of the Institute for Development and Communication

    Professor Rainuka Dagar

    Professor Rainuka Dagar is Director (Research), Gender Studies Unit, at the Institute for

    Development and Communication (IDC). Her work focuses on two separate research fields:

    Gender and methodologies in citizen security and safety. In the domain of gender her

    engagement is with the study of the politics of gender constructs, gender positioning in

    multi-cultural societies; and gender in conflict dynamics with an application of culturally sensitive

    methodologies. Her work has involved collaboration with the civil society and

    governments to deploy a measurement tool for service delivery in police stations. Prof. Dagar

    received her Ph.D from Panjab University, Chandigarh, a post-graduate degree from Tata

    Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, and graduated from Lady Sri Ram (LSR), Delhi

    University. She is also trained in Conflict Resolution from Uppsala University, Sweden

     

     

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    Professor Christopher Stone

    President of the Open Society Foundations

    Professor Christopher Stone

    Professor Christopher Stone is the president of the Open Society Foundations. He is an international expert on criminal justice reform and on the leadership and governance of nonprofits. Prior to joining Open Society, he was the Guggenheim Professor of the Practice of Criminal Justice at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and director of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations. Before that, Stone spent a decade as director of the Vera Institute of Justice. He founded the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem and served as a founding director of the New York State Capital Defender Office and of the Altus Global Alliance. Stone received his BA from Harvard, an MPhil in criminology from the University of Cambridge, and his JD from Yale Law School. He was awarded an honorary Order of the British Empire for his contributions to criminal justice reform in the United Kingdom.

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    Professor Dr. Pieter Tops

    Professor of Public Administration, Tilburg University and Member of
    the Governing Board of the Police Academy

    Professor Dr. Pieter Tops

    Prof. Dr. Tops is one of the members of the Governing Board of the PoliceAcademy

    since October 2006. He is also professor of Public Administration and Law at Tilburg

    University. Tops has done several studies on the quality and functioning of the public

    administration of The Netherlands and coordinated an extensive research in seven municipalities

    on how civilians experience their local government. He has published several

    of these studies and has (co-)written many government and other final research reports.

    Prof. Tops also takes part in the Social Platform of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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    Professor Willy Bruggeman

    Professor of Police Science, Benelux University & President of the Belgian Federal Police Board

    Professor Willy Bruggeman

    After joining the Gendarmerie Academy in 1961 Professor Bruggeman gained his

    Licence in criminology and his Doctor in Criminology. From 1972 to 1993, he has

    been responsible for several positions in the Gendarmerie such as Director of the Judicial

    Direction General Staff of the Gendarmerie in Brussels, Director of the Central Bureau

    of the Belgian Gendarmerie including the National Drugs Bureau, Director General

    of the operational division of the staff of the Gendarmerie in Brussels. He became Commander

    of the region Flanders Ghent in 1993 and was appointed Assistant Coordinator of

    the Europol Drugs Unit in The Netherlands in 1999. He became Deputy Director of Europol

    in 1999. Since his retirement, he holds a chair in Police Science at the Benelux University

    and was appointed President of the Belgian Federal Police.

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    Professor Hugo Frühling

    Director of the Centre for Studies on Public Safety and Professor at the University of Chile’s Institute of Public Affairs

    Professor Hugo Frühling

    Hugo Frühling directs the Center for Studies on Public Safety (Centro de Estudios en Seguridad Ciudadana-CESC) in Santiago, Chile, and is a professor at the University of Chile’s Institute of Public Affairs. Between 1992 and 1994, he was executive secretary of the Public Security Coordinating Council of the Ministry of the Interior of Chile and advisor to the minister of the interior. Hugo Frühling has published extensively on human rights, police, and judicial reform in Latin America. He received a JD from the University of Chile and an LLM and SJD from Harvard Law School. He has been a visiting professor at Ottawa Law School, Harvard Law School, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and Princeton University and has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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    Professor Christopher Stone

    President of the Open Society Foundations

    Professor Christopher Stone

    Professor Christopher Stone is the president of the Open Society Foundations. He is an international expert on criminal justice reform and on the leadership and governance of nonprofits. Prior to joining Open Society, he was the Guggenheim Professor of the Practice of Criminal Justice at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and director of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations. Before that, Stone spent a decade as director of the Vera Institute of Justice. He founded the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem and served as a founding director of the New York State Capital Defender Office and of the Altus Global Alliance. Stone received his BA from Harvard, an MPhil in criminology from the University of Cambridge, and his JD from Yale Law School. He was awarded an honorary Order of the British Empire for his contributions to criminal justice reform in the United Kingdom.

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    Professor Dr. Pieter Tops

    Professor of Public Administration, Tilburg University and Member of
    the Governing Board of the Police Academy

    Professor Dr. Pieter Tops

    Prof. Dr. Tops is one of the members of the Governing Board of the PoliceAcademy

    since October 2006. He is also professor of Public Administration and Law at Tilburg

    University. Tops has done several studies on the quality and functioning of the public

    administration of The Netherlands and coordinated an extensive research in seven municipalities

    on how civilians experience their local government. He has published several

    of these studies and has (co-)written many government and other final research reports.

    Prof. Tops also takes part in the Social Platform of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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    Professor Willy Bruggeman

    Professor of Police Science, Benelux University & President of the Belgian Federal Police Board

    Professor Willy Bruggeman

    After joining the Gendarmerie Academy in 1961 Professor Bruggeman gained his

    Licence in criminology and his Doctor in Criminology. From 1972 to 1993, he has

    been responsible for several positions in the Gendarmerie such as Director of the Judicial

    Direction General Staff of the Gendarmerie in Brussels, Director of the Central Bureau

    of the Belgian Gendarmerie including the National Drugs Bureau, Director General

    of the operational division of the staff of the Gendarmerie in Brussels. He became Commander

    of the region Flanders Ghent in 1993 and was appointed Assistant Coordinator of

    the Europol Drugs Unit in The Netherlands in 1999. He became Deputy Director of Europol

    in 1999. Since his retirement, he holds a chair in Police Science at the Benelux University

    and was appointed President of the Belgian Federal Police.

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    Professor Hugo Frühling

    Director of the Centre for Studies on Public Safety and Professor at the University of Chile’s Institute of Public Affairs

    Professor Hugo Frühling

    Hugo Frühling directs the Center for Studies on Public Safety (Centro de Estudios en Seguridad Ciudadana-CESC) in Santiago, Chile, and is a professor at the University of Chile’s Institute of Public Affairs. Between 1992 and 1994, he was executive secretary of the Public Security Coordinating Council of the Ministry of the Interior of Chile and advisor to the minister of the interior. Hugo Frühling has published extensively on human rights, police, and judicial reform in Latin America. He received a JD from the University of Chile and an LLM and SJD from Harvard Law School. He has been a visiting professor at Ottawa Law School, Harvard Law School, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and Princeton University and has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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    Professor Dr. Pieter Tops

    Professor of Public Administration, Tilburg University and Member of
    the Governing Board of the Police Academy

    Professor Dr. Pieter Tops

    Prof. Dr. Tops is one of the members of the Governing Board of the PoliceAcademy

    since October 2006. He is also professor of Public Administration and Law at Tilburg

    University. Tops has done several studies on the quality and functioning of the public

    administration of The Netherlands and coordinated an extensive research in seven municipalities

    on how civilians experience their local government. He has published several

    of these studies and has (co-)written many government and other final research reports.

    Prof. Tops also takes part in the Social Platform of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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    Professor Willy Bruggeman

    Professor of Police Science, Benelux University & President of the Belgian Federal Police Board

    Professor Willy Bruggeman

    After joining the Gendarmerie Academy in 1961 Professor Bruggeman gained his

    Licence in criminology and his Doctor in Criminology. From 1972 to 1993, he has

    been responsible for several positions in the Gendarmerie such as Director of the Judicial

    Direction General Staff of the Gendarmerie in Brussels, Director of the Central Bureau

    of the Belgian Gendarmerie including the National Drugs Bureau, Director General

    of the operational division of the staff of the Gendarmerie in Brussels. He became Commander

    of the region Flanders Ghent in 1993 and was appointed Assistant Coordinator of

    the Europol Drugs Unit in The Netherlands in 1999. He became Deputy Director of Europol

    in 1999. Since his retirement, he holds a chair in Police Science at the Benelux University

    and was appointed President of the Belgian Federal Police.

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    Professor Cyrille Fijnaut

    Professor of Criminology at the University of Tilburg

    Professor Cyrille Fijnaut

    Professor of international and comparative criminal law at the Law School of Tilburg University

    Cyrille Fijnaut was in the years 2000-2011 professor of international and comparative criminal law at the Law School of Tilburg University. In the past he was professor of criminology and criminal law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands (1986-1997), and the K.U. Leuven, Belgium (1978-1982, 1990-2004). He has been a member of the Global Law School Faculty of the New York University School of Law in the period 1994-2002. His main research interests are related to organised crime and terrorism, international police and judicial cooperation, comparative criminal procedure and police law, the history of European criminology and of policing in Europe, and police and judicial cooperation in the Benelux. In these fields he wrote and edited some 75 books and published hundreds of articles in national and international learned and professional journals and edited books. In 2004 he edited together with L. Paoli the book “Organised Crime in Europe; concepts, patterns and control policies in the European Union and beyond” (Springer), and together with J. Wouters and F. Naert the book “Legal instruments in the fight against international terrorism; a transatlantic dialogue” (Martinus Nijhoff). His comprehensive history of the Dutch police in the 19th and 20th century was in 2007 published in Amsterdam (Boom). In 2012 he published a book on the backgrounds and controversies with regard to the establishment of a national police force in the Netherlands (Bert Bakker) In addition he has worked in the last 20 years as an expert for a number of governmental and parliamentary committees of inquiry in Belgium and the Netherlands with regard to organised and professional crime problems and in relation to security issues. He was a.o. the rapporteur of the committee that investigated the safety and security problems of Pim Fortuin, the dutch politician who was killed in May 2002. At this moment he spends most of his energy on a book on the future of police and judicial cooperation in the framework of the internal and external security policies of the European Union as well as on a historical introduction to general criminology and the criminal justice system in the West. From 2005 until 2011 he equally had a special chair, sponsored by the Dutch State Lottery, on the regulatory aspects of gambling. In the framework of this chair he edited since then – together with A. Littler and T. Spapens – a number of books on the national and international legal, economical and criminological aspects of the regulation of gambling in (the Member States of) the European Union, published by Brill. Cyrille Fijnaut has a.o. been honoured by Ghent University with a doctorate honoris causa, by the government of the Netherlands with a knighthood in the Order of the Dutch Lion, and by the Belgian government with a commandeurship in the Crown Order.

     

     

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    Professor Martha K. Huggins

    Professors of Human Relations at the Tulane University of New Orleans

    Professor Martha K. Huggins

    Research Interests
    Labor Control and Repression, State-Related Vigilantism, U.S. International Policing as Political Control in Latin America, Marginalization of Brazilian ‘Others’, Torture and Assassination.

    Current Research Projects
    Working within a qualitative research paradigm (Women Fielding Danger: Negotiating Ethnographic Identities in Field Research (Roman and Littlefield, 2008), Huggins—a critical criminologist–has conducted research on labor control and repression (From Slavery to Vagrancy in Brazil: Crime and Social Control in the Third World, Rutgers, 1984); Latin American death squads and other forms of State-related vigilantism (Vigilantism and the State in Modern Latin America (Praeger, 1991); U.S. international policing as political control in Latin America (Political Policing: The U.S. and Latin America, Duke, 1997); marginalization of Brazilian ‘Others’—poor, Black street youth, gays and lesbians in Brazil (articles and political asylum reports); on police and para-police violence (various articles); and on torture and assassination in Brazil (Violence Workers: Torturers and Murderers Reconstruct Brazilian atrocities, U. of Calif. Press). Huggins research is informed by a critical criminology paradigm.

    Selected Publications
    Women Fielding Danger: Negotiating Ethnographic Identities in Field Research, Martha K. Huggins and Marie-Louise Glebbeek, Eds., 2008. Rowan and Littlefield, Publishers: Boulder, CO. and Oxford, UK.

    “Qualitative Research in Criminology: Negotiating Field Challenges”, International Handbook of Criminology, Shlomo Giora Shoham, Paul Knepper, Martin Kett. Eds. Routledge. Forthcoming, 2010.

    “Modern Institutionalized Torture: Is It ‘Organized Crime’?” Raymond J. Michalowski and William Chambliss, Eds. In State Crime in the Global Age. Willan Press, Forthcoming, January, 2010.

    “Systemic Police Violence in Brazil.” In Police Use of Force: A Global Perspective. J.B. Kuhns and J. Knutsson, Eds. Santa Barbara, CA.: Praeger Security International. Forthcoming, Fall. 2009.

    Courses Taught

    Social Theory (SOCI 322)

    Gangs, Gangsters, Organized Crime (SOCI 615)

    Brazilian Society: Beyond Beaches and Bikinis Marginalization and the ‘Other’

    Political Policing

    Violence Workers

    Ethnographies of Crime

    Criminology Juvenile Delinquency: Sociology Meets Hollywood

    Foundations of Sociology

     

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    Professor Christopher Stone

    President of the Open Society Foundations

    Professor Christopher Stone

    Professor Christopher Stone is the president of the Open Society Foundations. He is an international expert on criminal justice reform and on the leadership and governance of nonprofits. Prior to joining Open Society, he was the Guggenheim Professor of the Practice of Criminal Justice at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and director of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations. Before that, Stone spent a decade as director of the Vera Institute of Justice. He founded the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem and served as a founding director of the New York State Capital Defender Office and of the Altus Global Alliance. Stone received his BA from Harvard, an MPhil in criminology from the University of Cambridge, and his JD from Yale Law School. He was awarded an honorary Order of the British Empire for his contributions to criminal justice reform in the United Kingdom.

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    Professor Willy Bruggeman

    Professor of Police Science, Benelux University & President of the Belgian Federal Police Board

    Professor Willy Bruggeman

    After joining the Gendarmerie Academy in 1961 Professor Bruggeman gained his

    Licence in criminology and his Doctor in Criminology. From 1972 to 1993, he has

    been responsible for several positions in the Gendarmerie such as Director of the Judicial

    Direction General Staff of the Gendarmerie in Brussels, Director of the Central Bureau

    of the Belgian Gendarmerie including the National Drugs Bureau, Director General

    of the operational division of the staff of the Gendarmerie in Brussels. He became Commander

    of the region Flanders Ghent in 1993 and was appointed Assistant Coordinator of

    the Europol Drugs Unit in The Netherlands in 1999. He became Deputy Director of Europol

    in 1999. Since his retirement, he holds a chair in Police Science at the Benelux University

    and was appointed President of the Belgian Federal Police.

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    Professor Bob Hoogenboom

    Professor of Forensic Business at the Nyenrode University

    Professor Bob Hoogenboom

    Bob Hoogenboom is Visiting Fellow at the Mannheim Institute for Criminology at LSE, he holds a chair in Policing and Security Studies at The free University of Amsterdam and is professor in Forensic Accounting at Nyenrode Business University. Since 1998 Bob teaches at the Dutch Police Academy and School for Police Leadership.
    Next to teaching and research Bob acts as an advisor for the National Police force on issues like the future of (leadership) education, policing and technology and public private partnership. The Governance of Policing and Society.

     

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    Professor Martha K. Huggins

    Professors of Human Relations at the Tulane University of New Orleans

    Professor Martha K. Huggins

    Research Interests
    Labor Control and Repression, State-Related Vigilantism, U.S. International Policing as Political Control in Latin America, Marginalization of Brazilian ‘Others’, Torture and Assassination.

    Current Research Projects
    Working within a qualitative research paradigm (Women Fielding Danger: Negotiating Ethnographic Identities in Field Research (Roman and Littlefield, 2008), Huggins—a critical criminologist–has conducted research on labor control and repression (From Slavery to Vagrancy in Brazil: Crime and Social Control in the Third World, Rutgers, 1984); Latin American death squads and other forms of State-related vigilantism (Vigilantism and the State in Modern Latin America (Praeger, 1991); U.S. international policing as political control in Latin America (Political Policing: The U.S. and Latin America, Duke, 1997); marginalization of Brazilian ‘Others’—poor, Black street youth, gays and lesbians in Brazil (articles and political asylum reports); on police and para-police violence (various articles); and on torture and assassination in Brazil (Violence Workers: Torturers and Murderers Reconstruct Brazilian atrocities, U. of Calif. Press). Huggins research is informed by a critical criminology paradigm.

    Selected Publications
    Women Fielding Danger: Negotiating Ethnographic Identities in Field Research, Martha K. Huggins and Marie-Louise Glebbeek, Eds., 2008. Rowan and Littlefield, Publishers: Boulder, CO. and Oxford, UK.

    “Qualitative Research in Criminology: Negotiating Field Challenges”, International Handbook of Criminology, Shlomo Giora Shoham, Paul Knepper, Martin Kett. Eds. Routledge. Forthcoming, 2010.

    “Modern Institutionalized Torture: Is It ‘Organized Crime’?” Raymond J. Michalowski and William Chambliss, Eds. In State Crime in the Global Age. Willan Press, Forthcoming, January, 2010.

    “Systemic Police Violence in Brazil.” In Police Use of Force: A Global Perspective. J.B. Kuhns and J. Knutsson, Eds. Santa Barbara, CA.: Praeger Security International. Forthcoming, Fall. 2009.

    Courses Taught

    Social Theory (SOCI 322)

    Gangs, Gangsters, Organized Crime (SOCI 615)

    Brazilian Society: Beyond Beaches and Bikinis Marginalization and the ‘Other’

    Political Policing

    Violence Workers

    Ethnographies of Crime

    Criminology Juvenile Delinquency: Sociology Meets Hollywood

    Foundations of Sociology

     

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    Professor Christopher Stone

    President of the Open Society Foundations

    Professor Christopher Stone

    Professor Christopher Stone is the president of the Open Society Foundations. He is an international expert on criminal justice reform and on the leadership and governance of nonprofits. Prior to joining Open Society, he was the Guggenheim Professor of the Practice of Criminal Justice at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and director of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations. Before that, Stone spent a decade as director of the Vera Institute of Justice. He founded the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem and served as a founding director of the New York State Capital Defender Office and of the Altus Global Alliance. Stone received his BA from Harvard, an MPhil in criminology from the University of Cambridge, and his JD from Yale Law School. He was awarded an honorary Order of the British Empire for his contributions to criminal justice reform in the United Kingdom.

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International Advisors and Pearls Curatorium

The Pearls Curatorium is advised by the Board of International Advisors to the Pearls in Policing conference.

Board of International Advisors:

Board of International Advisors


  • bruggeman

    Professor Willy Bruggeman

    President of the Belgian Federal Police Board

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    Saidi Mwema

    Inspector General of the Tanzania Police Force

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    Peter Ng

    Commissioner of the Singapore Police Force (SPF)

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    Professor Jürgen Stock

    Vice President of the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA)

  • rob_wainwright

    Rob Wainwright

    Director of Europol

Pearls Curatorium

  • Gerard Bouman

    Gerard Bouman

    Commissioner of the National Police of the Netherlands and President of the Pearls Curatorium

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    Herman Bolhaar

    President of the Board of Prosecutors General, Public Prosecution Service

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    Frederike Everts

    Deputy Executive Board President of the Police Academy

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    Sandor Gaastra

    Director General of Police, Ministry of Security and Justice

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    Arie IJzerman

    Director General Law Enforcement and Administration, Ministry of Security and Justice

  • Curatorium_Hans-Leijtens

    Hans Leijtens

    Lieutenant General, Commander of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee

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