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Policing the CaribbeanTransnational Security Cooperation in Practice$
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Ben Bowling

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199577699

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577699.001.0001

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Overseas Liaison Officers

Overseas Liaison Officers

(p.245) 8 Overseas Liaison Officers
Policing the Caribbean

Ben Bowling

Oxford University Press

In this chapter, a concise overview of the duties and responsibilities of an overseas liaison officer are discussed. This chapter states that these officers act as representatives of foreign administration that take part in the promotion of enhanced global security. This chapter also discusses the establishment as well as the role of elected overseas liaison officers in the Caribbean region. In addition, the chapter gave emphasis to the wide influence of these officers. Overseas laison officers, being representatives of foreign nations have easy access to information and surveillance — further enhancing the state of security in the region. The enforcement and resources of these officers are scrutinized. The British High Commission and Deputy High Commission are also focused on. Conflicts between the overseas liaison offices and other security-oriented agencies are mentioned.

Keywords:   overseas liaison offices, British High Commission, Deputy High Commission, global security

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