Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 9, 2013

Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William R. Brownfield will deliver remarks at a ceremony honoring federal, state and local criminal justice partners at the Department of State on Monday, May 13.

At this Partner Appreciation Ceremony, hosted by the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), Assistant Secretary Brownfield will recognize the expertise provided by federal, state and local criminal justice partners to advance civilian security around the world. The Department will present the first Secretary of State Award for Excellence in Overseas Criminal Justice Assistance to the New York Police Department (NYPD) in recognition of NYPD’s training assistance in Haiti. INL also will present awards to the Atlanta Police Department, Chicago Police Department, New Mexico Corrections Department, Colorado Department of Corrections, the Delaware Attorney General’s Office, the Department of Justice’s International Criminal Investigative Training and Assistance Program (ICITAP) and the Law Library of Congress for their contributions to building the capacities of foreign criminal justice personnel.

The ceremony will begin at 9:15 a.m. at the George C. Marshall Center, Department of State Headquarters, 2201 C St NW, Washington, DC 20520. The event will be open to the press.

Pick-up time for cameras is 8:30 a.m. from the 21st Street entrance.
Final pick-up time for journalists and still photographers is 8:50 a.m. from the 21st Street entrance.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

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PRN: 2013/0541