INTERPOL appoints the RCMP’s William J.S. Elliott as its Special Representative to the United Nations

INTERPOL on August 18, 2011 released the following:

“LYON, France – INTERPOL has announced that William J.S. Elliott, currently Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), is being appointed as Special Representative of INTERPOL to the United Nations.

Mr Elliott will work to facilitate and enhance co-operation between INTERPOL and the United Nations and its agencies on matters of terrorism, transnational organized crime and international police cooperation.

“William J.S. Elliott will bring a wealth of experience and commitment to his important and challenging new post. His decision to take on this key role as the primary liaison between INTERPOL and the United Nations will enhance the relationship between the two organizations and benefit international law enforcement cooperation,” said INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble.

As head of INTERPOL’s UN office, the Special Representative of INTERPOL to the United Nations assists both organizations to develop key INTERPOL-UN partnerships to combat international crime and works with senior officials at the UN to identify resource-sharing opportunities.

“INTERPOL is grateful to the Government of Canada for its support for Mr Elliott in his new position and for Canada’s ongoing commitment to INTERPOL and to international policing,” added Secretary General Noble.

Prior to being appointed Commissioner of the RCMP, which Mr Noble described as ‘one of the best-known and most respected police agencies in the world’, Mr Elliott served in a variety of senior executive positions in the Canadian Public Service, including as National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada.

Mr Elliott will take on his new three-year post as INTERPOL Special Representative in November 2011. He currently serves as a Delegate for the Americas with INTERPOL’s Executive Committee.”

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