Chief inspector in U.S. leadership program

Police Chief Inspector Delilah Sandeka of the Family Sexual Violence Unit is the latest recipient for the U.S International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).

Chief Inspector Sandeka heads the Family Sexual Violence Unit for the Royal PNG Constabulary and is based in Port Moresby.

She will join the “Community Responsiveness: Law Enforcement Leadership” program, which will run from February 27 through March 17 in the United States. 

Together with 14 other law enforcement officials from around the world, Chief Inspector Sandeka will be introduced to a wide variety of U.S. law enforcement training techniques, doctrines and the fundamental principles and best practices of community policing. Participants will meet police administrators and trainers, civil rights and community activists, victim advocacy groups and police union representatives to explore issues affecting community and police relations.

Chief Inspector Sandeka will visit Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Maryland; Seattle, Washington; Orlando, Florida; Reno, Nevada; and New York, New York.

The IVLP program is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields experience the United States firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts and experts from other nations.

Professional meetings reflect the participants’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States.

The Office of International Visitors within the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs manages IVLP projects.

(IVLP participant Chief Inspector Delilah Sandeka with United States Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray)

Press release