Commander-in-Chief of the Police on a visit to the USA. Polish Police officially represented in the United States of America
For the first time in history, the Polish Police will have an official representation in the United States of America. On October 7, 2021 at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C., Commander-in-Chief of the Police, General Jarosław Szymczyk, officially introduced the new Polish Police Liaison Officer to the United States.
As of October 7, 2021, the Polish Police in the United States of America will be represented by Lt. Col. Beata Trojanowska. The official inauguration of the Police Liaison Officer' mission to the United States is a historic event - its importance is evidenced by the rank of the guests who turned up at the Polish Embassy in Washington that day. The induction of the new Police Liaison Officer was attended by Commander-in-Chief of the Police, General Jarosław Szymczyk and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Police, Maj. Gen. Dariusz Augustyniak, as well as the Ambassador of Poland to the United States, Mr. Piotr Wilczek, and representatives of U.S. federal agencies such as the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), DEA (Drug Enforcement of Administration) and the U.S. Homeland Security Department.
The new Police Liaison Officer will be responsible for cooperation with American law enforcement agencies, which remain one of the most important partners of the Polish Police in the field of combating international organized crime.
The visit of the Commander-in-Chief of the Police in the U.S. also provided an opportunity to meet and talk with representatives of the American security authorities. The Chief of the Polish Police and his Deputy had the opportunity to visit the New York City Police Headquarters, where they discussed, among other things, the use of body cameras by officers of the New York Police Department. They also got acquainted with the work and tasks of the Emergency Service Unit and the Aviation Unit.
The plan of the visit also included issues related to police training curricula, which were introduced to the Polish delegates by the management of the New York Police Academy.
One of the highlights of the Agenda was the meeting of the Commander-in-Chief of the Police with the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Polish Police have been successfully cooperating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for years, and the prospects for strengthening and enhancing this cooperation were discussed at the FBI Headquarters in Washington DC.
One of the major issues raised during the discussion was the fight against cybercrime. The partners emphasized that an effective response of law enforcement agencies to the digital world threats is based on close cooperation, exchange of experiences, extensive use of modern technologies and consistent striving for innovation. The host of the meeting and the Commander-in-Chief of the Police appreciated the quality of cooperation between Polish police officers and FBI agents which translates into tangible results in the fight against crime.