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News Release

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Media Relations

21st Century Version of Neighborhood Watch Engages Communities in Fight Against Terrorism

WHAT:       
Major Cities Chiefs Association President William J. Bratton Unveils New Community-Based Counter Terrorism Program

WHEN:       
Saturday, October 3, 2009, 11:30 a.m.
            
The 11:30 a.m. presentation will be followed by a News Conference.  Members of the media are encouraged to attend the presentation.        
                            
WHERE:             
Westin Tabor Center Hotel
Continental Ball Room (A/B)
1672 Lawrence Street
Denver, Colorado  80202

WHO:             
Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton, acting in his capacity as the President of the Major Cities Chiefs Association Major Cities Chiefs
        
WHY:           
On October 3, 2009, at the annual Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) meeting and in conjunction with the Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference, LAPD Chief William J. Bratton will unveil the latest tool in the fight against terrorism, iWATCH.  The program, says Bratton, “is the 21st century version of Neighborhood Watch.   iWATCH is designed to enable members of the public to help protect their communities by identifying and reporting suspicious behaviors and activities that have been known to be used by terrorists. 

iWATCH is the next evolution in an integrated terrorism-prevention plan that works in conjunction with the Suspicious Activity Reporting process.”

iWatch