InterPortPolice Announce International Police & Public Safety 9/11 Medal Recipients

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The inaugural International Police and Public Safety 9/11 Medal presentation of the will honor the police officers that died on 9/ll and 2012 recipients. The medals will be presented to the responding departments on behalf of the families of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department which lost 37 officers and the New York City Police Department which lost 23 officers. Immediately afterwards the 2012 law enforcement officers and public safety official recipients recognized from 10 categories who have distinguished themselves in their field will be presented medals. The ceremony is free to attend and will take place at the Javits Center in New York City on October 30, 2012.

IPM 9/ll Medal

The IPM 9/ll Medal recognizes those who have distinguished themselves in law enforcement and public safety. Thwarting terrorism and fighting transnational crime does not just happen it requires dedicated individuals working together globally.

Secretary General Jay Grant of the InterPortPolice, and International Association of Airport and Seaport Police (IAASP) Executive Chairman of the 9/ll Award Committee, speaking at the 4th World Port Security Summit in Hamburg Germany announced the inaugural International Police and Public Safety 9/11 Medal recipients.

Secretary General Grant stated, "The International Police and Public Safety 9/11 Medal recognizes those who have distinguished themselves in law enforcement and public safety. Thwarting terrorism and fighting transnational crime does not just happen, it requires dedicated individuals working together globally. We will never forget our heroes of 9/ll and look to recognize those who continue the fight."

The inaugural presentation will honor the police officers that died on 9/ll. The medals will be presented to the responding departments on behalf of the families the inaugural International Police and Public Safety 9/ll Medal. The medals will be presented to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department which lost 37 officers and the New York City Police Department which lost 23 officers. Immediately afterwards the 2012 international recipients will be presented medals.

In addition, two 9/11 Medal Commendation Awards will be presented to four departments at three U.S. Airports for their implementation of the Airport Watch program based on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) best practice and the Airline Law Enforcement Network (ALEAN) for their operational work at U.S. Airports.

The ceremony will take place from 8 to 10 A.M at the Jacob Javits Conference Center in New York City. There is no cost to attend the ceremony, however registration is required at InterPortPolice.org/registration. After the ceremony there will be a reception on the I SC East Exhibit floor and a keynote luncheon follows for attending InterPortPolice Forum law enforcement and public officials and invited guests. Luncheon tickets are available available for purchase on the InterPortPolice registration site for $125. The 9/11 Award Program is being held in conjunction with the InterPortPolice Transportation Police and Security Forum being held October 29-31.

Individual recipients are being notified of their selection and will be invited to have their medal and certificate presented publicly at the award ceremony. Each will be asked to make a short statement. In addition other guests are being invited to speak at the ceremony. Come help us honor our officers who died in 9/11 and celebrate those individuals who continue the work of fighting terrorism and transnational crime.

The selected recipients are:

IPM 9/ll Medal for Heroism

The 37 officers of the New York and New Jersey Port Police Department and 23 officers of the New York City Police Department who died on 9/11;

PANYNJ -

Supt. Ferdinand V. Morrone, Chief James A. Romito, Lt. Robert D. Cirri, Insp. Anthony P. Infante, Jr., Capt. Kathy Nancy Mazza, Sgt. Robert M. Kaulfers, Donald James McIntyre, Walter Arthur McNeil, Joseph Michael Navas, James Nelson, Alfonse J. Niedermeyer, James Wendell Parham, Dominick A. Pezzulo, Antonio J. Rodrigues, Richard Rodriguez, Bruce Albert Reynolds, Christopher C. Amoroso, Maurice V. Barry, Clinton Davis, Sr., Donald A. Foreman, Gregg J. Froehner, Uhuru Gonga Houston, George G. Howard, Thomas E. Gorman, Stephen Huczko, Jr., Paul William Jurgens, Liam Callahan, Paul Laszczynski, David Prudencio Lemagne, John Joseph Lennon, Jr., John Dennis Levi, James Francis Lynch, John P. Skala, Walwyn W. Stuart, Jr., Kenneth F. Tietjen, Nathaniel Webb, Michael T. Wholey

NYPD -

Sgt. Timothy A. Roy, Sr., Sgt. John Gerard Coughlin, Sgt. Rodney C. Gillis, Sgt. Michael S. Curtin, Det. Joseph V. Vigiano, Det. Claude Daniel Richards, Moira Ann Smith, Ramon Suarez, Paul Talty, Santos Valentin, Jr., Walter E. Weaver, Ronald Philip Kloepfer, Thomas M. Langone, James Patrick Leahy, Brian Grady McDonnell, John William Perry, Glen Kerrin Pettit, John D'Allara, Vincent Danz, Jerome M. P. Dominguez, Stephen P. Driscoll, Mark Joseph Ellis, Robert Fazio, Jr.,

IPM 9/11 Medal for Distinguished and/or Lifetime Achievement

    Asst Chief Constable John Donlon, QPM (r) Metropolitan Police, currently National Coordinator of PROTECT and PREPARE London, United Kingdom;
    Director Joseph Lawless, Massport Authority, Massport Police Department, Boston US;
    Supt. Henk van Unnik (r) Rotterdam River Police, Netherlands; and
    Kathleen Kraninger, former DOT, DHS and U.S. Senate senior staff and currently Professional Staff of the U.S. House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee.

IPM 9/ll Medal for Aviation

    Commissioner Tony Negus APM, Australian Federal Police, Australia;
    Superintendent Michael Fedorko; Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,New York, US; and, Sergeant Jacques Brunelle, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, Canada.

IPM 9/ll Medal for Maritime

    Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger, U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, D.C.,US;
    Christian Dupont – Deputy Head European Union Maritime Unit, Brussels, Belgium; and
    Director Connie Patrick, DHS – Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, George, US.

IPM 9/ll Medal for Transport

    Chief Christopher Trucillo New Jersey Transit Police New Jersey, US;
    Chief Constable Andrew Trotter, British Transport Police, London, UK; and
    Chief Michael Coan, NYC Metropolitan Transit Police, New York City, US.

9/ll Medal for Counterterrorism

    Commissioner Raymond Kelly, New York Police Department, New York, US;
    Director Douglas Ziegler, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department, New York, US;and Arjeh van der Sluis, Intelligence officer, Canada Border Services Agency, Toronto, CA.

IPM 9/ll Medal for Emergency Management

    Director Craig Fugate, DHS - Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, D.C., US; Director Kevin Doyle, George Ports Authority, Savannah, Georgia, US; and
    Director Brian Lacey, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Office of Emergency Management.

IPM 9/ll Medal for Border Management

    David V. Aguilar - Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS, Washington, D.C. US; Michael J. Borg, U.S.Customs and Border Protection, Washington, D.C. US; and Ikka Laitinen, Executive Director, European Union, Frontex, Warsaw, Poland.

IPM 9/ll Medal for Science & Technology

    David Masters, Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology, Washington, D.C. US; Deputy Commissioner V. James Onalfo, New York Police Department, New York, US: and
    AE Assistant Director and Deputy CIO Dean E. Hall, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C. US.

IPM 9/11 Commendation Award- for the Implementation of the Airport Watch Program:

    Chicago Police Department, Chicago, IL, US - Superintendent Gary McCarthy and their Aviation Division, Commander Thomas Argenbright; Chief of Police Operations Eugene Williams Chicago Department of Aviation, Chief of Security Richard Edgeworth
    Bensenville Police Department,Bensenville, IL, Chief Frank Kosman and Officer Joel Vargas
    Minneapolis St. Paul Airport Police, Minneapolis, MN, US Chief Mark Rosenow, Commander Matt Christenson and Sgt. Al Cooper (r)

    IPM 9/11 Commendation Award for Operational Practices at U.S. Airports:
    Chief Steve Deel, ALEAN President, Chief of Police, Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport;
    Chief Steve Petty, ALEAN 1st Vice President, Chief of Police, Louisville International Airport;
    Chief Kevin Murphy, ALEAN 2nd Vice President, Chief of Police, Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport; Chief Duane McGary, ALEAN Executive Director, Chief of Public Safety Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (r); and Chief Tim Kimsey, ALEAN Secretary, Chief of Police, Port of Seattle (r)

  • 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 terrorism and transnational crime; ensuring public safety of passengers, the supply chain and critical infrastructure worldwide.  

Additional information may be found at:
http://www.interportpolice.org and http://www.911Award.org

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