The COVID-19 pandemic continues to (re)shape the Criminality and Organized Crime landscape and affects the collection and sharing of Intelligence among stakeholders. Opportunistic Threat Networks continue to discover and utilize novel as well as traditional opportunities to operate and profit, causing already limited National Security resources to be stretched further. This exacerbates the challenges already being experienced with dissemination of information which will reveal the plans, intentions, and capabilities of criminal entities for decision and action by Law Enforcement.
A distinguished and diverse panel of Intelligence and Security professionals will elucidate the impact(s) of the pandemic on different facets of Criminality and Law Enforcement: highlighting challenges, achievements, current and future crime trends, lessons learnt, and opportunities to foster better working relationships for increased information and intelligence sharing to produce timely analyses that provide insight, warning and cross border intelligence support to address concerns as it relates to Transnational Organised Crime.
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) was established by the Twenty Seventh Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government in July 2006, in Bird Rock, St Kitts and Nevis, as the implementation arm of a new Regional Architecture to manage CARICOM’s action agenda on crime and security.