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International Civilian Police Program
International Police Officers
Company: DynCorp International
Salary/Wage: 118,000.00 - 134,000.00 USD /year
Medical, Disability, ADD Insurance, Uniforms and Equipment
The Department of State is seeking police officers of any rank who are eager to accept a challenging and rigorous assignment to serve for one year with the United States CIVPOL as an International Police Liaison Officer in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Compensation Package $134,110.00 per year for Iraq, and $118,407.00 for Afghanistan.
Full Job Decription - Details - Benefits
- DynCorp employees in Bosnia, where the company plays a major policing role, have engaged in organized sex-slave trading with girls as young as 12, and DynCorp's Bosnia site supervisor was filmed raping a woman. A subsequent lawsuit, filed by a company whistleblower, alleged that "employees and supervisors from DynCorp were engaging in perverse, illegal and inhumane behavior [and] were purchasing illegal weapons, women, forged passports and [participating in] other immoral acts." The whisteblower, with whom DynCorp eventually settled, "witnessed coworkers and supervisors literally buying and selling women for their own personal enjoyment, and employees would brag about the various ages and talents of the individual slaves they had purchased." The company's initial response was to fire the whistleblowers. The employees involved in the sex ring were transferred out of the country. Some were eventually fired, although none were ever criminally prosecuted. One of the whistleblowers told Congress, "DynCorp is the worst diplomat our country could ever want overseas.''
- In Afghanistan, where DynCorp guards President Hamid Karzai, the company has a reputation for brutality and recklessness, including serious complaints from internationals of intimidation. It has even been rebuked by the State Department for its "aggressive behavior" in interactions with European diplomats, NATO forces and journalists. A BBC correspondent also witnessed one of the guards slapping an Afghan government minister.
- In Haiti earlier this year DynCorp bodyguards on the detail of interim president Boniface Alexandre beat at least two journalists trying to cover a presidential event. DynCorp has had a checkered past in Haiti, where it "trained" the national police force after the original coup against President Aristide, bringing several feared Tonton Macoutes leaders back into prominence.
- The company is facing a major lawsuit filed by 10,000 Ecuadoreans forced to live (and die) with the impact of DynCorp's toxic crop spraying, which it does in several Latin American countries, including Colombia, as part of Plan Colombia. Representative Jan Schakowsky, an Illinois Democrat, charges that "DynCorp's employees have a history of behaving like cowboys." A leading Colombian newsweekly called them "lawless Rambos."
As DynCorp swallows up more lucrative government contracts by the week, some in Congress are raising questions. "Is it [the] policy of the US government to reward companies that traffic in women and little girls?" Representative Cynthia McKinney asked Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in March.
Using private military contractors like DynCorp in places like Afghanistan and Iraq allows the government greater secrecy and less transparency and accountability. The real question is: Why are these particular firms needed in the United States for what should be relief and reconstruction operations? The answer is that they are not, but their road to the lucrative contracts is paved with political connections and the offer to their employers of plausible deniability. Unfortunately, if recent history is any indicator, the damage from this cronyism could extend well beyond the taxpayers' pockets to the safety and security of the people of New Orleans and other cities unfortunate enough to encounter these private security forces.
Take the words of Brig. Gen. Karl Horst, deputy commander of the Third Infantry Division in charge of security in Baghdad. In September he said this of DynCorp and other security firms in Iraq: "These guys run loose in this country and do stupid stuff. There's no authority over them, so you can't come down on them hard when they escalate force.... They shoot people, and someone else has to deal with the aftermath. It happens all over the place."
Official Name: DynCorp International LLC
Established: 1946 as Dynalectric Corporation
Headquarters: Irving, Texas
Revenues: April 2003-March 2004--$1.2 billion
April 2004-March 2005--$1.8 billion
Countries Currently Operating In: 36
Main Subdivisions: Aerospace Operations and International Technical Services
Main Services: Aviation and weapons-system maintenance, upgrading, and support; air operations; logistics for military, humanitarian, environmental, construction, and industrial operations; program management; infrastructure development and support; marine services; civilian peacekeeping and international police training; security; information technology.
Main Service Applications: Civil and military aviation, antinarcotics, firefighting, oilfield operations, environmental cleanup and abatement, humanitarian relief, highway infrastructure, large-scale movement of equipment and supplies, international peacekeeping and reconstruction, military-base operations.
Leadership: Stephen J. Cannon, President and CEO
Jay Gorman, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Corporate Parent: Veritas Capital LLC
Approximate Distribution of Employees (January 2005): United States 7,000. Middle East and South Asia 5,000. Latin America 1,100. Europe 850. East Asia/Pacific 550. Africa 30.
Principal Customers: U.S. Federal agencies, U.S. military, foreign governments, state governments, international organizations, aeronautics and aerospace corporations, regional air carriers, communications and environmental companies, petroleum companies.
Originally posted by ADHDsux4me
What a dirtbag sounding corporation. This is the private security, that guards our foreign friends?