Barbadian Participates In U.S. Sponsored Security Program
Regional Security System | Thursday, November 7, 2019
Digital Forensic Lab Manager at the Regional Security System, Richmark Deane, with U.S. Ambassador to Barbados, the OECS, and the Eastern Caribbean, Linda Taglialatela. (Photo courtesy US Department of State)
Acting Sub-Lieutenant at the Barbados Defense Force (Reserves), Richmark Deane, recently completed the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) which focused on Global Threat Cooperation.
Mr. Deane, a Digital Forensic Lab Manager at the Regional Security System (RSS), along with participants from 47 other countries including, Belize, Brazil, and Canada, gained a deeper understanding of the transnational threat landscape and the role that global cooperation and partnerships serve to address them. Participants also addressed key security issues including terrorism, threats to economic competitiveness, transnational organized crime, and energy security.
The RSS’ collaborative work with the U.S. Embassy Regional Security Office (RSO) Overseas Criminal Investigations Program has led to arrests of persons engaged in cross border criminal activities.
The IVLP is the Department of State’s premier professional exchange program which brings together emerging leaders in their respective professions to engage with U.S. counterparts and share best practices with program participants.