The US Attorney’s Role in Preventing and Fighting Crime and Fostering Positive Community Relations
Presented by Patrick Miles, United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan
Wednesday, September 23
Listiak Auditorium 7:30 p.m.
South Haven High School Campus
400 Elkenburg St
South Haven, Michigan
The United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, Patrick Miles, will speak on the scope and role of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in fighting crime. He will describe how his Office collaborates with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in investigating and prosecuting federal crimes ranging from interstate and international narcotics trafficking, human trafficking, financial fraud, and national security threats. Miles will also discuss proactive efforts to prevent crime and to educate the public about detecting and avoiding criminal activity. His remarks will include ways law enforcement and the communities they serve can establish better relationships through communication and trust.
Mr. Miles was appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed as the U.S. Attorney (the chief federal law enforcement officer) for the Western District of Michigan in 2012 and is the first African American to hold this position. He attended Grand Rapids Public Schools and graduated at the age of 16 from Ottawa Hills High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Aquinas College and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1991. During his college years, he spent four summers working as a spot welder in a Steelcase factory in Kentwood, Michigan. He practiced law for 21 years, served as Grand Rapids Bar President, and ran for Congress in 2010 prior to his appointment as US Attorney.
Admission: No Charge