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For Immediate Release

Contact:
August 02, 2010 Pedro A. Vélez, District of Puerto Rico (787) 766-6000
U.S. Marshals at the 27th National Night Out

San Juan, PR – On Tuesday, Aug 3, the U.S. Marshals District of Puerto Rico will join local,
state, and other federal law enforcement agencies at the 27th National Night Out (NNO), at the Hiram
Bithorn parking facilities after 5 p.m. This activity takes place every year and citizens, law enforcement
agencies, community groups, businesses and local officials in close to 15,000 communities from all 50
states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases nationwide will join forces to mark the “27th
Annual National Night Out" – which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).
Nationally, over 36 million people are expected to participate in ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’ this
year.

“This is one our preferred activities, we want to join other law enforcement agencies and the community
in the fight against crime enhancing the partnership and sharing information about crime prevention and
awareness,”
said Eric Timberman, Acting U.S. Marshal for the District of Puerto Rico.

The U.S. Marshals will be displaying its innovative equipment, vehicles, and law enforcement tools.
Deputies will be fingerprinting children and orienting parents on children safety prevention as part of the
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Take 25 program, a program that encourages
parents to take twenty-five minutes to talk to their children about child safety issues.

Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the apprehension of approximately
34,000 federal fugitives. The U.S. Marshals arrest more fugitives, than all other federal agencies
combined. The U.S. Marshals Puerto Rico Fugitive Task Force is a team comprised of law
enforcement officers from the Puerto Rico Police Department, Corrections Administration, Special
Investigations Bureau (NIE), San Juan Municipal Police, Customs and Border Protection, and the U.S.
Marshals Service.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.