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Press Release Date

London, Thursday, 15 October 2015

BORDERPOL Appoints Peter Vincent as Director Counselor for International Policy
The Executive Committee of BORDERPOL is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Vincent as the BORDERPOL Director Counselor for International Policy. Thomas Tass, Director General of BORDERPOL, said, “We are delighted to have Peter on board as he brings a wealth of experience to the organization and will be invaluable in improving our legal and regional representation in the Americas. He is also a fluent Spanish speaker which will aid us with our aim of extending our reach into South America.”

Peter commented, “I am truly honored and privileged to have been appointed as the BORDERPOL Director Counselor for International Policy. I have long admired the organization for the incredible work it does to balance counterterrorism concerns with humane approaches to complicated border issues.” Peter S. Vincent is the General Counsel of Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC (TRSS), a U.S. subsidiary of Thomson Reuters. Throughout his career, he has served in a variety of senior executive and legal positions in both the public and private sectors.

Prior to joining TRSS in February 2015, Peter Vincent was the Principal Legal Advisor for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

In addition, he served as ICE’s Senior Counselor for International Policy where he advised the DHS Office of the Secretary and the ICE Office of the Director on issues related to the formulation and execution of the agency’s international diplomatic engagement.

Prior to that, from November 2011 through July 2013, he served as the Acting Director of ICE’s Office of International Affairs (OIA), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). With attachés in 75 offices in 48 countries, including 7 combatant commands, HSI OIA is the largest international investigative component within DHS.

From November 2006 through May 2009, Peter Vincent served with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) at the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia, first as the Assistant Judicial Attaché and then as the Judicial Attaché. There, he advised DOJ, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Defense, and various law enforcement and intelligence-gathering agencies on matters concerning extradition, terrorist organizations, money laundering, mutual legal assistance, and narco-trafficking.

During his tenure at the U.S. Embassy, Peter Vincent coordinated nearly 500 extraditions to the United States, including the extradition requests for dozens of high-profile leaders of designated foreign terrorist organizations such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the National Liberation Army (ELN), and the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC).

In July 2002, he joined the National Security Litigation Team in ICE’s San Francisco Office of the Chief Counsel. As a trial attorney, he represented the government in immigration proceedings involving terrorists and individuals who had provided material support to foreign terrorist organizations. In addition, Peter Vincent advised the local Joint Terrorism Task Force on issues relating to counterterrorism and foreign counterintelligence.

Peter Vincent graduated with High Distinction from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and received a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Editors Notes:
BORDERPOL is an Ottawa-based non-profit, non-aligned, international institution founded by progressive national border administrations and associated law enforcement services and agencies to serve the border security and migration management community.

Thomson Reuters Introduces William “Bill” Richardson: Richardson to serve as Director of Analysis of Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC
Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC (TRSS), a business of Thomson Reuters, today announced that William “Bill” Richardson, after having served for over 30 years in a variety of senior executive, managerial and analyst positions with the Central Intelligence Agency, has joined the company as its director of analysis.Among other priorities, Richardson will emphasize insider threat countermeasures and the delivery of critical analytic insights to TRSS’ customers in the intelligence-gathering and law enforcement communities.
Thomson Reuters Introduces William “Bill” Richardson: Richardson to serve as Director of Analysis of Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC March 30, 2015
Thomson Reuters Introduces John S. Pistole: Pistole to serve on the Board of Directors for Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC
Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC (TRSS), a business of Thomson Reuters, announced that John S. Pistole, the current president of Anderson University, has joined the TRSS Board of Directors. Prior to his University Presidency, Pistole completed a distinguished career in public service that spanned over three decades.Pistole is the fifth President in the near 100-year history of Anderson University, located in Anderson, Indiana. He is the former Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), where he served from 2010 to 2014, following a Presidential appointment and Senate confirmation.
Thomson Reuters Introduces John S. Pistole: Pistole to serve on the Board of Directors for Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC March 30, 2015
Thomson Reuters Introduces Peter S. Vincent: Vincent to serve as General Counsel of Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC
Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC (TRSS), a business of Thomson Reuters, announced that Peter S. Vincent, the former Principal Legal Advisor and Senior Counselor for International Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has joined the company as its general counsel.Among other duties, Vincent will ensure that TRSS’ recently released Threat Intelligence Portfolio (TIP), which enables law enforcement and intelligence professionals to detect and analyze security threats aimed at illegally disrupting organizations and events, complies with all applicable statutes, regulations, and policies.
Thomson Reuters Introduces Peter S. Vincent: Vincent to serve as General Counsel of Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC March 9, 2015
 

Thomson Reuters Introduces Threat Intelligence Portfolio: Former federal law enforcement chief executive, Jim Dinkins, to lead effort
Jim Dinkins, a 27-year federal law enforcement veteran, has joined TRSS as vice president and general manager. He will lead the TRSS effort to serve law enforcement through intelligence solutions.

The Threat Intelligence Portfolio is a system for detecting potential threats for use by credentialed law enforcement and intelligence agencies, providing early indicators of potential insider threat risks and harmful threats around events, facilities and individuals. The system includes sophisticated data analytics and state-of-the-art techniques such as quantitative analysis, natural language processing, machine learning, information extraction, text classification and named entity recognition.

Thomson Reuters Introduces Threat Intelligence Portfolio and James Dinkins to the TRSS Team June 13, 2014
 

Hidden Marketplaces, Alternate Payments Systems and Digital Currencies Make Investigations Virtually Impossible Cite Experts
There is a new, unregulated, unbanked, largely anonymous, Internet-based financial system emerging in the world. Today, media giant Thomson Reuters together with the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children hosted a conference, “The Virtual Economy: Potential, Perplexities and Promise” to discuss the potential of this new virtual economy and the dangers of a “Virtual Shadow Economy” that has also developed in parallel.

A New Virtual Economy Poses New Challenges in Fighting
Child Pornography and Child Exploitation
June 13, 2013