GW Homeland Security CareerBuilder: Interpol, Transnational Crime Division

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Learn from INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organization) employees about what they do and opportunities to build your career.

About this event

Interested in a career in Homeland Security? Hear from GW alumna Michelle Ford-Stepney, Deputy Assistant Director, INTERPOL Washington, U.S. National Central Bureau to learn about INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organization), what they do and opportunities to build your career.

INTERPOL is an inter-governmental organization. They have 194 member countries, and help police in all of them to work together to make the world a safer place. Interpol’s greatest areas of focus include counter-terrorism, organized and emerging crime and cyber-crime. Michelle Ford-Stepney will be joined by Tracey King, Administrative Officer at INTERPOL, as well as Adrienne Swann, Human Resources Liaison Specialist.

Meet the Panelists:

Michelle Ford-Stepney is the Deputy Assistant Director at INTERPOL's Washington, U.S. National Central Bureau (USNCB), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice. Ms. Ford-Stepney manages operations in the Transnational Crime Division. This Division maintains direct contact with over 18,000 U.S. law enforcement agencies and provides assistance with criminal investigations.

Mrs. Ford-Stepney began her public service career in 1992 as a clerk with the legacy U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. In 1996, she joined the USNCB as an Analyst. She was promoted to a Senior Analyst in the Foreign Missing Children’s program in 2006 . And in 2008, she was promoted to Supervisory Analyst in the Terrorism and Violent Crime Division, where she led the operational management of its three primary components: Child Exploitation, Terrorism and Violent Crime. In 2010, she was assigned to the Human Trafficking and Child Protection Division.

Mrs. Ford-Stepney graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Police Science. She also holds a graduate level certificate in International Migration from Georgetown University.

Adrienne Swann is INTERPOL Washington’s Human Resources Liaison Specialist (HRLS). As the HRLS, she serves as a primary liaison with the Department of Justice (DOJ) Human Resources Office. Adrienne has 10 years’ experience in the Human Resources field, primarily in the private sector, holding various positions ranging from Human Resources Analyst to Senior HR Business Partner. Adrienne is a graduate of Old Dominion University and a Senior Certified Professional with the Society of Human Resources Management.

Tracey King is the Administrative Officer for INTERPOL Washington, U.S. National Central Bureau (USNCB). She is a seasoned administrator, having served 20 years as an Administrative Officer. She has worked at many federal agencies, including the Corporation for National and Community Service where she was the Assistant Inspector General for Support, and the National Park Service where she served as the Chief of Administration, and now at INTERPOL Washington, where she leads the Administrative Services Division (ASD), supporting USNCB mangers and staff in Workforce Management, Diversity and Inclusion, Policy and an array of other administrative programs.

This program is sponsored by GW’s College of Professional Studies Homeland Security programs. All GW students, alumni, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. The event will be moderated by Nicole Mintz, Director of Career Services for GW's College of Professional Studies.

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