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Media Advisory: Police working to combat child sexual exploitation assemble in Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario – September 21, 2007 – The National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC) will host its fourth annual workshop in collaboration with the Ontario Provincial Police in Ottawa, Ontario from September 25-27, 2007.

The workshop facilitates the sharing of new investigative techniques and best practices among law enforcement officers who investigate Internet-facilitated sexual exploitation of children.

A total of 120 participants representing 31 police forces from across the country will be in attendance. Representatives from the United States, Australia and Austria will also be in attendance.

Media are invited to attend part of the opening ceremonies on September 25 and to conduct one-on-one interviews with specified spokespeople immediately following.

NOTE: Media interviews will only be granted during the below-noted timeframe.

Sign-in:
By 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, September 25
Outside the Delta Ballroom
Delta Ottawa Hotel and Suites
361 Queen Street

Welcome and Opening:
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Delta Ballroom

Interviews:
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Confederation Room (main level)

Interviewees:
Deputy Commissioner Vince Hawkes
Ontario Provincial Police

Detective/Inspector Andy Stewart
Ontario Provincial Police Project
“P” unit

Chief Vern White
Ottawa Police Service

Deputy Commissioner Peter Martin
RCMP National Police Services

Supt. Earla-Kim McColl
Officer in Charge of the NCECC

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For more information, please contact: RCMP Media Relations at (613) 993-2999