Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
January 22, 2010


On January 21, 2010, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs David T. Johnson and New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Department of State and the New York City Police Department establishing a relationship to assist with international police training. INL has training responsibilities in countries around the world and the New York City Police Department has become a part of that endeavor with this signing. In partnership with the NYPD, INL will continue to provide the best training it can offer to police forces around the world.

The MOU also provides a framework for the NYPD to provide the Haitian national police, among other police forces, with training and technical assistance. The dedication in their assistance to the earthquake-ravaged country has been heroic, as evidenced in the videos of the rescue of the 8-year old boy from the rubble by the New York City Search and Rescue team.



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