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Report of the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s CBP Families and Children Care Panel Subcommittee

The Homeland Security Advisory Council’s CBP Families and Children Custody Panel is to provide findings and recommendations on the best practices from Federal, State, and local organizations regarding care for families and children in CBP custody. The Panel will be expected to: conduct visits to observe CBP operations and review non-privileged information to understand CBP’s operating environment, as well as the legal funding requirements that relate to individuals held in CBP custody, and all visits will be conducted in a way that protects the privacy of those in CBP custody and privileged information; study relevant aspects of short-term care, particularly for children, through interviews, research, and site visits; identify the best practices from Federal, State, and local law enforcement on short-term intake of families and children, and identify how these best practices are implemented; lastly, provide recommendations for any potential additions or changes to CBP policies, procedures, or training in relation to family and/or child custody, and include metrics as to how CBP would successfully implement said additions or changes.

Secretary Nielsen Swears in New Homeland Security Advisory Council Members

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen met with the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) to discuss her priorities for the Department. The group discussed a range of homeland security issues and Secretary Nielsen swore in eight new members to the HSAC: Jayson P. Ahern, Stewart A. Baker, Frank J. Cilluffo, Mark J. Dannels, Carol DiBattiste, Cathy Lanier, Wendy Smith-Reeve, and Chad Sweet.

Subcommittee Reports 2014

The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) leverages the experience, expertise, and national and global connections of the HSAC membership to provide the Secretary real-time, real-world, sensing and independent advice to support decision-making across the spectrum of homeland security operations.  

Statement by Secretary Jeh C. Johnson Concerning the Retirement of Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey

I congratulate Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey on his retirement after 46 years of public service.  His nearly half century on the beat has made our cities – and our homeland – safer.  Commissioner Ramsey joined the force in Chicago and, as so many good cops do, he rose through the ranks, from a patrol officer to Deputy Superintendent. He moved on to Washington, D.C., to serve as Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department, overseeing a 40 percent decrease in crime in our nation’s capital. And as Philadelphia’s Police Commissioner, he has led the fourth-largest police department in the Nation.

DHS Announces Appointment Of New Members Of The Homeland Security Advisory Council

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today announced the appointment of four new members to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). The HSAC is comprised of experts from state, local and tribal governments, emergency and first responder communities, academia and the private sector who provide recommendations and advice to the Secretary of Homeland Security on a variety of homeland security issues.

DHS Announces Appointment of New Members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today announced the appointment of five new members to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). The HSAC is comprised of experts from state, local and tribal governments, emergency and first responder communities, academia and the private sector who provide recommendations and advice to the Secretary of Homeland Security on a variety of homeland security issues.

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