The Denver Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced its recipient of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA). Special Agent in Charge, James F. Yacone, presented this prestigious award to Ms. Melanie Pearlman. Ms. Pearlman is the director of the CELL (Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab) in downtown Denver. Under her leadership the CELL has proven to be a one-of-a-kind institution dedicated to the prevention of terrorism through the advancement of educational and training initiatives. Managing an interactive exhibit, coordinating a speaker series and law enforcement training programs, Ms. Pearlman has become an important community figure dedicated to the safety and well-being of those within the United States.
Since 1990, the DCLA has been a principle means for the FBI to publicly recognize the achievements of individuals and organizations that make extraordinary contributions to crime and violence prevention and education in their communities. Each field office selects one individual or organization each year.
Board Meetings (2:30p.m.):
Alumni Association Meetings (6:00p.m.):
May 4: Range day for members in good standing
June 8: Cops and Robbers 5K Road Chase
June (TBD): Quantico Trip
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You’re shopping at the mall with your children when one of them suddenly disappears. A quick search of the nearby area is unsuccessful. What do you do?
Now there’s a new tool from the FBI that can help—the first mobile application created by the FBI—provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your children so that it’s literally right at hand if you need it. You can show the pictures and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. Using a special tab on the app, you can also quickly and easily e-mail the information to authorities with a few clicks. There is no charge for the app.
The app also includes tips on keeping children safe as well as specific guidance on what to do in those first few crucial hours after a child goes missing.
National Child Identification kits
The FBI also distributes National Child Identification kits at events throughout the year, through a partnership with the American Football Coaches Association. These kits contain an ink-less fingerprint kit, a laminate wallet card, and a DNA collection envelope. Parents and/or guardians are asked to keep completed kits in a safe place.
To obtain kits for a nominal fee, call 1-888-554-3548 or order them directly from the National Child Identification Program website.
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The mission of the FBICAAA Denver Chapter is to promote safer communities through service projects designed to educate Denver and Colorado communities about law enforcement, with particular emphasis on the mission, resources, and priorities of the FBI.