WHAT: Maritime Law Enforcement Information Network (MLEIN)
WHERE: NRP Area 3 Office, Sandy Point State Park, 1070 East College Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland 21409
WHEN: Wednesday December 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
WHY: NRP is launching the system for maritime search and rescue, and law enforcement. Speakers to include NRP Superintendent George F. Johnson IV, MLEIN Project Manager Tim Bowman, Gantech System Integrator Michael Hughes and VidSys Regional Manager Michael O'Dea.
Important note: For homeland security reasons, this will be the only opportunity for media access to the NRP Communication Center. Interested media must RSVP by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday December 14, 2010. CALL JOSH DAVIDSBURG AT 410-260-8002.
DIRECTIONS: FROM BALTIMORE OR DC, - Route 50 East to Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Exit prior to toll booths to Sandy Point State Park/Oceanic Dr. Turn left onto Oceanic Drive and drive to stop sign. Left onto College Parkway, NRP Area Office and Communication Center Complex is on the right.
FROM SALISBURY: Route 50 West, across Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Exit to Sandy Point State Park/Oceanic Drive. Turn left onto Oceanic Drive and drive to stop sign. Left onto College Parkway, NRP Area Office and Communication Center Complex is on the right.
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 247 officers and a dedicated staff of civilian and volunteer personnel, the NRP provide a variety of services in addition to maritime, conservation and public lands law enforcement duties throughout the State of Maryland. These services include homeland security, search and rescue, emergency medical services, education, information and communications services on a round the clock basis. NRP is the only police force aside from the Maryland State Police that has statewide jurisdiction.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov
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