NYPD Sets Deal With Madrid To Fight Terrorism
New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, met on Monday with Madrid's General Coordinator of Security Jesus Mora de la Cruz and other Madrid police officials at Police Headquarters in New York City to sign an agreement that formalizes a liaison program between the two departments.
The agreement allows the NYPD and the Madrid Municipal Police to assign members of their respective departments to posts in Madrid and New York City in order to share information and work to prevent terrorism and other crime.
Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said, "Today's signing formalizes an outstanding relationship between the NYPD and our counterparts in Madrid to thwart threats of terrorism against both municipalities. Madrid is the tenth city where we have deployed a liaison detective to work with a foreign law enforcement agency."
The NYPD's Intelligence Division's International Liaison Program was created in 2002. Under the program, members of the NYPD's Intelligence Division are assigned to live in select foreign countries and to serve as the department's liaison to that country's law enforcement and intelligence community.
NYPD liaisons are currently deployed in the following location: Amman, Jordan; Lyon, France; London, England; Madrid, Spain; Montreal, Canada; Paris, France; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Singapore, Tel Aviv, Israel; Toronto, Canada.
Other officials attending the signing were NYPD Commissioner for Intelligence David Cohen, NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Counter-Terrorism Richard Falkenrath, Madrid's Director of Security and Observation Manuel Correa Gamero, and the Inspector Chief of Madrid's Municipal Police Emilio Monteagudo Parralejo.