January 30, 2009

Professor Ronald Noble, secretary general of INTERPOL, on leave from NYU Law, discussed the crucial task of policing terrorism worldwide in his speech, "Addressing Police Challenges in the 21st Century: Are We Prepared?" at the Hoffinger Criminal Justice Colloquium on January 26.

Noble stressed that counterterrorism is not a job for military forces alone, and that police forces play a crucial role in combating the destructive plots of extremists: "Please don't think that the military only or diplomacy alone will solve the problem, and please don't think that the intelligence community can do it alone. Law enforcement has to play an important role in any and every country if we hope to have respect for the rule of law."