In this paper, Adam Blackwell highlights the contributions made by the Secretariat for Multidimensional Security (SMS) at the Organization of American States to improving security in the region. The SMS contributes to and helps coordinate multiple institutional spaces within the OAS and in the region by providing critical analysis of security dynamics, promoting crime prevention approaches, and crafting policy responses to security challenges and emerging threats to national, regional, and citizen security. In this essay, Mr. Blackwell, who has served as the Secretary for Multidimensional Security since 2010, argues that, "the solution to the problem of insecurity is not necessarily more security, more police, more troops, or harsher anti-crime legislation, but rather intelligent investments in more efficient security." According to Blackwell, the Secretariat has been particularly successful in the areas of narcotics policy where, in 2013, the Secretariat lead the process that resulted in the, "Report on the Drug Problem in the Americas." It also played a critical role in the responses to gangs and gang violence in several countries, de-mining efforts and firearms reduction programs, promoting cyber security, and nurturing the growth of a region-wide network of police forces - AMERIPOL.