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International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Committee on Terrorism and
Booz Allen Hamilton Recognize New Scotland Yard’s SO15 – Counter Terrorism Command with Outstanding Achievement in Prevention of Terrorism Award
Alexandria, VA – On Tuesday, April 28th, the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s (IACP) Committee on Terrorism and Booz Allen Hamilton recognized New Scotland Yard’s SO15 – Counter Terrorism Command for its investigative efforts and sustained contribution to the successful prosecution of multiple international terrorism cases with its International Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Prevention of Terrorism. The award was presented to Detective Sergeant Kenneth McAulay of New Scotland Yard by Committee on Terrorism Chair Andrew G. McCabe at the Committee’s mid-year meeting held in Washington D.C.
In the aftermath of the attempted shoe bombing by Richard Reid in December 2001, New Scotland Yard’s SO15 – Counter Terrorism Command, working with international law enforcement partners, determined that Reid had not acted alone and identified a UK citizen Saajid Mohammed Badat as a second Al Qaeda operative planning a similar attack. In November 2003, Badat was arrested and subsequent searches found bomb components identical to those used by Reid. Badat and Reid received the bombing materials from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) but Badat decided against following through with the bombing. Through the persistent, dedicated, and relentless efforts of SO15 investigators, Badat was turned from becoming yet another suicide bomber into a key witness in the battle against Al Qaeda. Badat continues to provide court testimony in numerous trials helping to convict other AQ members in the UK and the United States.
“This award honors law enforcement’s continued efforts to avert, stop, and counter terrorism in order to keep our communities safe,” said IACP’s President, Chief Richard Beary, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. “Through the leadership of New Scotland Yard’s SO15 investigative team they were able to prevent planned terrorism activities and incarcerate those who were part of additional terrorist plots.”
“In today’s world, terrorism investigations are not only incredibly complex, but often require close cooperation across many international jurisdictions to achieve successful prosecutions and prevent other potential attacks” said Booz Allen Hamilton Vice President Bob Sogegian. “We believe this award is important because it brings public attention to the dedicated service of law enforcement professionals worldwide and the power of strong international partnerships to protect all of our communities.”
To learn more about the IACP/Booz Allen Hamilton Outstanding Achievement in the Prevention of Terrorism Award, please visit www.theiacp.org/IACP-Booz-Allen-Hamilton-Terrorism-Award.
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