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Regional law enforcement leaders to address gangs, guns and drugs at Chicago Metropolitan Gang Summit at SXU

Daylong summit aims to provide new strategies, networking to law enforcement on Wed., March 3

Chicago (March 1, 2010) What: The Chicago Metropolitan Gang Summit, presented by the Chicago Police Department, the Berwyn Police Department and Saint Xavier University.
Where: The Shannon Center at Saint Xavier University’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.
When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wed., March 3.

More info: The summit aims to present area law enforcement agencies with new strategies and networking resources in the continuing wars against gangs, guns and drugs. Chicago Police Commander Leo Schmitz, Gang Enforcement Section, Berwyn Police Chief William Kushner and Saint Xavier University Police Chief Paul Kolessar will host the summit. Scheduled presentations include:

•	Cook County Assistant State’s Attorneys Tom Mahoney and Brian Sexton on the new Unlawful Use of a Weapon by Gang Member statute.
•	Assistant United States Attorney John Lausch on Federal Charges.
•	Chicago Police Sergeant Ed Yoshimura on gangs operating in Chicago and in suburban areas.
•	Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy Chief Kevin Ruel on intelligence sharing and the County IClear gang database.
•	Cook County Department of Corrections Chief Frank Diaz on Intelligence resources at Cook County Jail.
•	Chicago Police Lieutenant Melissa Staples and Sergeant Ken Boudreau on Asset Forfeiture and Seizure of residential properties.
•	Illinois Department of Corrections Commander Mark Delia and National Major Gang Task Force Coordinator – Illinois Brad Curry on gangs in the IDOC and the correlation to street activity.
•	Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Chuck Soltys.

Media interested in covering this event should contact Executive Director of Media Relations Jay Foot at (773) 298-3937 or foot@sxu.edu.



Jay Foot, Executive Director of Media Relations	
O: (773) 298-3937
C: (773) 617-3632