Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 20, 2012
New York Congressman Peter King has been named the sixth recipient of the Supt. Fred V. Morrone 9/11 Memorial Award. The announcement was made by Secretary General Jay Grant, of the InterPortPolice who is also Executive Chairman of the 9/11 Award Committee for the International Association of Airport and Seaport Police (IAASP). The presentation will take place in New York City on October 30, 2012.
“We are delighted to have Congressman King as our sixth recipient, Grant stated. “His leadership in matters of homeland security have played an important part in building our path to protecting our airports, seaports and transport system in America and working with our allies worldwide.”
Representative King understands the requirements to protect our national infrastructure and provides a course of assurance to maintain a strong security preparedness, said Port of Los Angeles Police Chief Ronald J. Boyd, who is the president of IAASP. “Terrorism and disaster have no boundaries. He has forged programs that assist us here in the U.S. and around the globe setting a standard as we move forward in the years to come.”
Representative King from New York’s 3rd District, is Chairman of the U.S. House of Representative’s Homeland Security Committee. He joins a list of recipients who have contributed domestically and internationally in the fight against terrorism and working to make the world a safer place.
Former recipients include New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary Asa Hutchinson, White House Homeland Security Advisor Francis Townsend, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
The Morrone 9/ll Memorial Award will be presented in New York City on October 30 at a formal event. The 9/11 Award activities also include the inaugural presentation of the International Police and Public Safety 9/ll Medal presentation. The policing and security program is being held in conjunction with the InterPortPolice Transportation Police and Security Forum in conjunction with ISC East at the Jacob Javits Conference Center October 29 - 31, 2012.
"International Police and Public Safety 9/ll Medal"
The ceremony will take place at a public event from 8 to 10 A.M at the Jacob Javits Conference Center in New York City. After the ceremony there will be a reception and a keynote luncheon for attending law enforcement and public officials. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required at interportpolice.org.
About the Superintendent Fred V. Morrone9/ll Memorial Award
The Fred V. Morrone 9/ll Memorial Award was established the InterPortPolice in 2007. On September 11, 2001, New York & New Jersey Port Authority Police were the first law enforcement personnel to respond to the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center. Officers quickly rushed into the burning buildings and helped rescue thousands of employees. Thirty-seven of these heroic men and women were killed that day when the towers collapsed. One of those heroes was Superintendent of Police Fred Morrone, the most senior police officer and official to perish. Superintendent Morrone was serving as the incoming president of the InterPortPolice - International Association of Airport and Seaport Police at the time of this death.
About the InterPortPolice
The InterPortPolice - International Association of Airport and Seaport Police - coordinates information sharing, intelligence, training, best practices and operational issues with member jurisdictions having responsibility for law enforcement and public safety at airports, seaports and the transport system within their nation and community. Since 1969 departments and agencies have worked together as a Global Force to prevent transnational crime and one of the worse crimes of all, terrorism; ensuring public safety of passengers, the supply chain and critical infrastructure worldwide.