FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                     OJP

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2002                                                                                                                      202/307-0703





ALBUQUERQUE, NM  – The U. S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is hosting the 4th annual technology conference for public safety and first responder communities and allied professionals beginning Monday, May 6 through Wednesday, May 8th in Albuquerque.  Attendees include  federal, state and local government representatives, representatives from law enforcement agencies, fire departments, emergency management, medical professionals, and other first responders. 

The conference will feature a daylong symposium on critical incident management, and include participation by more than 100 exhibitors from other federal agencies and private sector groups. Breakout session topics include cybercrime, transportation security, crime scene preservation and forensics for first responders, and training technologies.  Symposiums are planned on organizational and coordination issues in crisis management, emergency management requirements, and survey of technologies - existing and emerging.

For registration and complete conference agenda visit the conference website at

> For more information about the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) please consult NIJ, a component of the Office of Justice Programs, is the research and technology development arm of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Media calls should be directed to David Hess in OJP’s Office of Congressional and

 Public Affairs at 202/307-0703.