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  • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2009
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  • Office of Justice Programs
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*******MEDIA ADVISORY*******

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO HOLD NATIONAL AMBER ALERT SYMPOSIUM IN TAMPA, FL

       WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is sponsoring the 2009 National AMBER Alert Symposium, October 27 - 29, in Tampa, FL. The symposium will offer critical and informative training sessions for law enforcement officials, state AMBER Alert coordinators, Missing Children State Clearinghouse Directors, transportation officials, broadcasters, and the media. The following sessions are open to the media. Please consult the accompanying agenda for a complete listing of open sessions.

WHO:

Opening Ceremony
A. Brian Albritton, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida
Ron Laney, Associate Administrator, Child Protection Division
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
U.S. Department of Justice

Luncheon Keynote Address
Mary Lou Leary, Acting Assistant Attorney General
Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice and National AMBER Alert Coordinator

WHAT:

Opening Ceremony and Luncheon

WHEN:

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
8:30 A.M. EDT (Opening Ceremony)
12 P.M. EDT (Luncheon)

WHERE:

Hyatt Regency Tampa Downtown
Regency Ballroom
211 North Tampa Street
Tampa, FL 33602
813-225-1234

Credentialed media should arrive with government-issued ID and check-in at the designated table. Media contacts on site are Anna Johnson, 202-598-3572 and Paul Murphy, 801-971-7247. Click on the following link to view the 2009 National AMBER Alert Symposium agenda.