MEDIA INVITATION: TOWN HALL MEETINGPOLICE CHIEFS FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES CONVENE TO DISCUSS THE NATIONWIDE INCREASE OF VIOLENT CRIME WHO: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) Executive Director Chuck Wexler; PERF Board President and Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton; Boston Police Acting Commissioner Albert E. Goslin; numerous police chiefs and law enforcement experts. WHAT: The major topic of this town hall meeting is “Violent Crime Is Up. What Are We Doing About It?” An increasing number of cities across the nation are experiencing a concerning increase in violent crime. This highly informative session is an opportunity for police chiefs and law enforcement experts nationwide to discuss crime trends and patterns specific to their city and share how their violent crime statistics compare to other cities. The PERF organization will also discuss and make available their latest research report titled “CHIEF CONCERNS: A Gathering Storm-Violent Crime in America.” This report is a summation of information gathered from the PERF Violent Crime Summit, which recently took place in Washington, D.C. WHERE: Westin Copley Place 10 Huntington St. Boston, MA WHEN: Sunday, October 15, 2006 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM ** 4:30 PM Media Question & Answer Session**