News Release
March 11, 2008

Erin Mulvey,
Public Information Officer
212 337-2906

Law Enforcement Exploring Program Names
Devrin Perdue Explorer of the Year

MAR 11 -- (Manhattan, NY) - On February 20, 2008 Devrin Perdue, son of ASAC Secretary Felicia Robertson was honored as Explorer of the Year. The Law Enforcement Exploring program is a community service, career-oriented program designed to educate young men and women ages 14-20 about Law Enforcement. The New York Field Division embraced this program and opened its doors to young men and women in the New York community.

Every other week New York Explorers Troop 99 10 meets at the New York Field Division to learn valuable insights on career developments as well as character building. Employees of the NYFD dedicate their time and efforts into working with the Explorers and making an impact in their lives. It is the NYFD’s belief to educate Troop 99-10 in various skills that surround law enforcement and career minded Explorers.

At this year’s Explorer of the Year Awards many of the DEA Explorers were able to dine with hundreds of other Explorers from New York City and share their experiences and insights on the Explorer program. Devrin Perdue said that he had a great time at the event and was much honored to have received the Explorer of the Year Award.

This July the New York Explorers Troop 99 10 will participate in the 2008 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference in Ft. Collins, Colorado. This national competition consists of various team competitions, individual events and several law enforcement based seminars.

Special Agent in Charge John P. Gilbride commended Devrin on his participation in the Explorer Program and stated, “The Exploring Program is very important to DEA. Being part of the New York Community, the DEA not only enforces drug laws, we focus our resources on educating our youth on the dangers of drugs by opening our doors to teens in order to help them choose the right decisions in life.”