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Release* ††† ††††††Date: April 20, 2010
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††† ††††††Date: April 20, 2010
Police set conference to combat bias crimes
††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan †today announced that 80 law enforcement officers have signed up to attend an annual conference aimed at training police officers to handle bias-related crimes.
conference, set for April 21, 2010, will be held in the main theater at the
9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
enforcement officers from
speakers include Michael Ward, agent in charge of the FBI in
Also scheduled to address the group are Deputy Attorney General Jacqueline Smith, who oversees bias crime investigations in New Jersey, and Reinaldo Rivera, regional director of the Northeast Caribbean Region, Department of Justice Community Relations Services.
In addition to the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office, the event is being sponsored by the New Jersey Bias Crimes Officersí Association, a unit dedicated to combating hate crimes in the state.
Other sponsors include the FBI, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network, or MAGLOCLEN, a multi-state information sharing system for police.