International Liaison Program

The defense of New York City requires the NYPD to reach out for information and gain perspective from sources around the globe.

The NYPD has developed one of the most comprehensive counterterrorism initiatives in the country. The International Liaison Program (ILP) is at the heart of these efforts.

Intelligence Officers are stationed in 11 international cities, working with law enforcement agencies to provide firsthand, in-depth analysis to New York City. The world-wide presence allows NYPD officers at the scene of a terrorist attack to provide information to the NYPD’s counterterrorism command structure.

The ILP offers an outstanding model of how public-private collaborations can impact public safety. The City of New York underwrites the personnel costs of the officers. The New York City Police Foundation, through contributions from its business, individual and philanthropic partners provides essential travel, lodging, and office expenses that fall outside the city’s budgetary lines.