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O'Toole, Bratton to Address Conference of Women Law Enforcement Execustives at MIT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Massachusetts Secretary of Public Safety Kathleen O'Toole will be reunited with her ex-boss and mentor, former New York and Boston Police Commissioner William F. Bratton, when she delivers the keynote address at the second annual national conference of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE).

The August 21-24 conference, jointly sponsored by the Boston Police Department and the MIT Police Department, includes two days of workshops and meetings at the Cambridge Marriott.

The sessions commence on the morning of August 22 with welcoming remarks by NAWLEE President Alana Ennis, chief of the Duke University Police Department; Anne Glavin, chief of the MIT Police Department, and Superintendent Anne Marie Doherty of the Boston Police Department.

After Secretary O'Toole delivers the keynote address, Mr. Bratton, now CEO of First Security Consulting in New York, will conduct a workshop entitled "Crime Control Challenges Facing the Public and Private Sector."

Secretary O'Toole, a young officer during Mr. Bratton's first tour on the Boston Police Department command staff, was his hand-picked second-in-command when he was superintendent of the MDC Police from 1986-89. She succeeded him as superintendent.

Other workshops include MIT ombudsperson Mary Rowe on "Dealing with Harassment--A Systems Approach" and "Threat Assessment: An Approach to Prevent Targeted Violence," conducted by Robert Fein, a consulting psychologist for the US Secret Service.

"This is a unique gathering of women law enforcement executives from federal, state, local, university, and transit police departments," says MIT Chief Glavin. "The majority of women CEOs in attendance are the ones who pioneered this male dominated profession and now are dealing with the challenges of top leadership themselves. This conference affords them an opportunity to share their experiences and the challenges of leadership with other women who aspire to CEO positions in law enforcement. This is really the essence of what NAWLEE is all about."

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