Hon. Jay Grant IPM was appointed Septembre 10, 2010 and serving is serving his second five year term as the 5th Secretary General of the 47 year old police organisation. He serves as director and chief executive. His prior positions include that as director of the U.S. Airport and Seaport Police and U.S. Port Security Council where his activities included national coordination and intergovernmental affairs for airport and seaport law enforcement and public safety with the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice and U.S. Congress in the aftermath of 9/11.
The Secretary has been a visible leader for international transportation security. Prior to joining the INTERPORTPOLICE his work in law enforcement and public safety issues are numerous and include collaboration with the United States Congress, assisting in appropriating billions of dollars for public port security transportation authority programs. He travels internationally working on operational and policy issues from counterterrorism to training to intelligence. He has endeavoured to find the latest in technology and promotes establishing best practices to ensure the mitigation of risk and finding ways to have jurisdictions cooperate in federating programs of mutual interest. He has been featured globally in editorials and guest columns and has been quoted often in the general media, Capitol Hill and security publications. Current projects include focus on key technology in support collaboration portal.
His work with port authorities and governments on security and law enforcement policy, intelligence and operational issues include security grants, passage of airport, seaport and border legislation, pilot programs and operational security evaluations. He has personally visited authorities around the world, including extensive work with the United Kingdom and other European Union airport and seaport police departments. Finding programs of mutual interest has been a key objective. The pursuit of international policy and cooperation for aviation, maritime and transport security has been a priority.
The Secretary was instrumental in establishing the 9/11 Award and Medal program to support the organisation’s vow to “Never Forget” in which the Superintendent Fred V. Morrone Memorial Education Fund was established. Thus has served as the Executive Committee Chair of the Morrone 9/11 Centre for Public Safety & Security since 2007. The 9/11 Awards charter is to remember our fallen heroes and celebrate those who carry on the mission of fighting terrorism and serious transnational crime. The 9/11 program sponsorship program raises funds for the training and education exchange program, so officers and officials may benefit from each other's skills globally.
Previously the Director served the Honorable Asa Hutchinson as an advisor while in Congress and later at the Department of Homeland Security where Hutchinson was the Undersecretary for Transportation Security, the third highest position in DHS. Prior Grant was Washington Counsel to the Office of the Governor for the State of Arkansas under Gov. Mike Huckabee;
Active in policy since 1976, he began his career serving Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson (D) Washington, in his bid for the United States Presidency after his military service in the U.S. Air force.