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U.S. Experts Participate Iniacp Asia Pacific Executive Policing Conference in Taipei

A former U.S. official with expertise in counter-terrorism and a U.S. official who works in combating transnational human trafficking are slated to participate in the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Asia Pacific Executive Policing Conference, which began on Monday, March 30 in Taipei.  They will share their experience with police chiefs and other law enforcement professionals in the region.

Ambassador Francis X. Taylor is Chief Security Officer of the General Electric Company.  He previously served at the U.S. Department of State as Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and as Ambassador at Large and Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism.  He is a 31-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he worked in investigations and in which he achieved the rank of Brigadier General.

Gabriel Garcia is Deputy Special Agent in Charge of the Miami Field Office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Office of Investigations, which consists of over 400 employees and focuses on crimes related to national security and public safety, including human trafficking, child exploitation and child sex tourism.  Previously he served as Chief of Human Smuggling and Trafficking at the Headquarters of the U.S.'s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 

Both Taylor and Garcia will speak at the IACP Conference on Tuesday morning, March 31, 2009.  Amb. Taylor will speak on "International Terrorism:  Perspective from the Global Business Community," and Mr. Garcia will make a presentation entitled "Combating Transnational Human Trafficking."

Founded in 1893, the IACP is the world's oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization of police executives, with over 20,000 members in over 89 different countries.   IACP's leadership consists of the operating chief executives of international, federal, state and local agencies of all sizes. 

For more information on the IACP conference, please visit its website at  For media inquiries related to the conference, please contact Inspector Jenny Chang at 0914078201.