DES MOINES, Iowa (USA) – Former INTERPOL Executive Director K. Brian London has been named as the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety for the State of Iowa in the USA which has more than 900 employees, including more than 600 sworn peace officers. The agency includes the Division of Criminal Investigation, the Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the Iowa State Patrol and the Iowa Fire Marshal’s office.
“Iowa is incredibly fortunate to have Brian filling this critically important role within state government,” said Iowa Govenor Terry Branstad. “There is no higher responsibility for the government than to protect its citizens, and Brian has a wealth of experience to apply within our Department of Public Safety.”
“Throughout his career Brian has demonstrated a clear commitment to public safety and security at the state, national, and at the international level as Executive Director for INTERPOL where he occupied INTERPOL's third highest post. He will bring a wealth of experience, high integrity and extraordinary dedication to his new role as Commissioner of Iowa’s Department of Public Safety,” said INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble.
“I am honoured to have been selected for this position, and look forward to serving with the outstanding men and women of the Department. It is a great honour to be selected for this position, especially on the anniversary of September 11, and I hold the safety of all citizens as my highest responsibility,” Mr London said.
Mr London, who began his career as a US military captain before serving with the California Highway Patrol, the Office of Security at the CIA and Safety, and as a special agent in the US Secret Service until 1987. Mr London then worked in Washington, DC, as the Director and Supervisor of Detectives at the US Customs Service, which later turned into the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE).
From 2004 to 2007, Mr London served as Executive Director at the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) in Lyon, France, before he was appointed Deputy Chief for Law Enforcement at the Florida Department of Financial Services in Tallahassee, where he most recently was operating as an independent security consultant.