CSI appoints new CEO
Crime Stoppers International (CSI) has announced the appointment of Mr Shane Britten to the role of Chief Executive Officer.
Crime Stoppers International President, Ms Sharon Hanlon, said Mr Britten is extremely well-credentialed and brings a wealth of skills and experience to the global not-for-profit.
“On behalf of the Crime Stoppers International Board, I’m delighted to welcome someone of Mr Britten’s calibre onboard. He has led intelligence investigations and capacity building operations in 45 different countries, has advised at the highest levels of government on national security matters and legislative reform, is well-versed in open source data collection and analysis, and adapting technology for new industries, and is an Adjunct Fellow at Macquarie University, Sydney.
“As a global not-for-profit with a sophisticated network of anonymous reporting platforms that support the efforts of law enforcement in tackling transnational crime, we are excited at the new dynamic Mr Britten will bring to our highly successful operation,” Ms Hanlon said.
In accepting his new role, Canberra-based Mr Britten said he was looking forward to working with the Board and management team to strengthen CSI’s international partnerships with law enforcement agencies and its supporter network, and to enhance the organisation’s ability to reach individuals around the world to allow the anonymous sharing of information about crime and suspected illegal activity.
“As a former senior officer in the Australian Government, I have worked with counter-terrorism and law enforcement agencies around the world to provide the skills and capabilities necessary to reduce crime, prevent the spread of violence and build the investigative capabilities required to keep citizens safe.
“Anonymous reporting by individuals around the world has never been more important as we are increasingly globalised and connected by thousands of online platforms. Through the rapid sharing of the information we receive, along with our capability development and training initiatives, and community engagement campaigns, Crime Stoppers International assists its law enforcement partners to detect and solve crime,” noted Mr Britten
“Over the coming weeks, I am looking forward to meeting our government partners, our current and potential corporate sponsors, our civil society partners, and the network of individuals who volunteer their time and expertise to provide effective Crime Stoppers programs across six continents.”
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