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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Media Relations

Joint Counter Terrorism Awareness Workshop 2012 Press Conference NA12176an

What:
Joint Counter Terrorism Awareness Workshop (JCTAWS) 2012 Press Conference

When:   
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 8:00 a.m.  

Where:  
JW Marriot Hotel
900 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015.
Diamond Ballroom Lobby,

Who:  
Blake Chow, Commander-(Host)
Los Angeles Police Department
Assistant Commanding Officer
Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau
 
Michel Moore, Assistant Chief
Los Angeles Police Department
Director - Office of Special Operations

Michael P. Downing, Deputy Chief
Los Angeles Police Department
Commanding Officer
Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau
 
Brian L. Cummings, Fire Chief
Los Angeles Fire Department
 
Patrick J. Jordan, Commander
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Chief of Transit Police
 
Jim Featherstone, General Manager
Los Angeles Emergency Management Department
 
Steve Gomez, Special Agent in Charge
FBI - LA Field Office
 
Brendan Murphy, Assistant Secretary
California  Emergency Management Agency
Michael LeFever, Vice Admiral
National Counter-Terrorism Center
 
Nancy Ward, Administrator
FEMA Region IX
 

Why:      
The press conference will provide information to the media regarding the purpose of the JCTAWs Conference.  This workshop, hosted by the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Department, provides a forum for discussing and analyzing the city, county, state, and federal capabilities to respond to a complex attack involving coordinated terrorist assaults against multiple targets in Los Angeles.

Participants at the workshop will include city, county, state, and federal representatives from the law enforcement, intelligence, fusion center, emergency management, first responder, public affairs, and private sector communities in order to: • Identify gaps in operational capabilities, response resources, and authorities; • Review existing response and interdiction plans, policies, and procedures related to a complex attack; • Improve situational awareness and encourage information sharing among all stakeholders; and • Identify and share best practices and lessons learned.

For further information please contact Media Relations at 213-486-5910.

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