Coast Guard prepares for 2012 NATO Summit

9th Coast Guard District NewsCHICAGO — The U.S. Coast Guard, acting as lead federal agency for maritime security during the 2012 NATO summit, will be conducting security patrols in the waterways surrounding the city of Chicago form May 18 to 22 to protect summit participants and the residents of Chicago.

Security plans for the summit have been developed by a partnership of local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety agencies.

Other involved partner agencies include: Bureau of Diplomatic Security; U.S. Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; U.S. Northern Command; U.S. Secret Service; U.S. Attorney’s Office-Northern District of Illinois; Federal Aviation Administration; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Federal Emergency Management Agency; Illinois National Guard; Illinois State Police; Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communication; Chicago Police Department; Chicago Fire Department.

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