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August 29, 2012

Tribute to INTERPOL's Noble Sept. 28-29

The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives will present a gala and scholarship dinner in honor of INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble on Friday, Sept. 28.

The dinner, from 6 to 11 p.m., will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. For more information, visit or call 267-713-2628.

Additionally, a free Greater Philadelphia Community Town Hall meeting "A Conversation with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble" will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Philadelphia Free Library, 1901 Vine St. This will be an opportunity for the citizens of the greater Philadelphia region to meet and ask Secretary General Noble questions about terrorism, global crime, international identity theft, human trafficking, maritime piracy, theft of intellectual property, narcotics smuggling, etc. ABC News Senior Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas and 6ABC Action News senior reporter Vernon Odom will be the moderators at the event.

Secretary General Noble's career began in Philadelphia as a clerk for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Subsequently, he was appointed to positions as U.S. Department of Justice Deputy Attorney General and U.S. Treasury Undersecretary for Law Enforcement. As the Treasury Undersecretary for Law Enforcement, he oversaw four of the then-eight-largest law enforcement agencies which included the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Customs Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigation Division. He led the study by the Waco Administrative Review Team that produced a report on the ATF's actions against the Branch Davidians leading to the Waco Siege.

Since becoming the Secretary General in 2000, he has orchestrated a period of unprecedented growth at INTERPOL. Within the last decade, the Organization has opened additional Regional Bureaus and liaison offices at the United Nations and the European Union and has pursued greater engagement with the African Union, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Organization of American States and other regional bodies. Secretary General Noble has reinforced INTERPOL's legal status and relevance to the U.N. and the U.N. Security Council and has increased its law enforcement role in peacekeeping operations.

For more information, visit or call 267-713-2628.
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