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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Tuesday - July 12, 2005

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Frank D. Whitney announced today that the first TRIANGLE AREA GANG AWARENESS TRAINING SEMINAR FOR PATROL OFFICERS will be held at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, beginning on Wednesday, July 13, 2005, and continuing through Friday, July 15, 2005. Representatives of the news media are invited to visit the training site, but all educational sessions will be closed to the media. Space and accommodations will be available to the media for interviewing local law enforcement agents and local dignitaries.

This training is being sponsored by the Carolinas Institute for Community Policing and Wake Technical Community College, in conjunction with the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Participating agencies will include: the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Cary Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Durham County Sheriff's Office, the Durham Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Knightdale Public Safety, the N. C. Gang Investigators Association, the N. C. State Bureau of Investigation, the Raleigh Police Department, and the Wake County Sheriff's Office.

Representatives of the news media who wish to attend should contact Elisabeth M. Regan at 919/856-4845for additional information.

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