British police and border security will share intelligence on female genital mutilation with US counterparts as part of a drive to increase prosecutions and prevent abuse.
Information on flight paths and investigations will be shared between the UK authorities and US agencies, including the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.
"We do a lot of work with the US anyway in terms of serious and organised crime – it's one of the best relationships we have. If they [US agencies] have an investigation, intelligence, or tactics that they've used, we'll be able to share that," Ivan Balhatchet, National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) lead for FGM.
There are elements of organised crime involved in FGM, Balhatchet said, but under-reporting and a lack of intelligence are major barriers for security services.