HSI’s International Operations Division develops and supports investigations, initiatives and operations conducted or supported by HSI attaché offices and builds relationships with foreign law enforcement partners to support domestic cases, combat transnational criminal organizations and prevent terrorist activities.
International Operations protects the nation’s borders by conducting international law enforcement operations and partnering with foreign and domestic counterparts to detect, deter and dismantle transnational criminal organizations and prevent terrorist activity. International Operations maintains a network of offices and liaisons around the world who conduct investigations against terrorist and other criminal organizations that threaten our national security.
International Operations is the largest international investigative arm of DHS. It interacts with the international law enforcement communities on behalf of ICE to investigate immigration and customs violations. In addition to pursuing and supporting cases in all HSI investigative disciplines, International Operations manages the Visa Security Program (VSP), the Transnational Criminal Investigative Unit Program, the Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program (BITMAP) and the International Visitors Program. International Operations also delivers international training to foreign partners and supports global law enforcement capacity building efforts. In addition, International Operations supports the efforts of the HSI Trade Transparency Unit (TTU), which enhances HSI’s trade based financial investigations through information sharing agreements with foreign counterparts.
HSI International Footprint
HSI has 80 offices located in 53 countries around the world.