Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano focused on the importance of partnering with local law enforcement during remarks Monday morning to the National Fraternal Order of Police convention in Cincinnati.

She told some 4,000 first responders from around the country and Ireland that her department has been beefing up its cooperative efforts, especially by creating Fusion Centers where national and local agencies can share information.

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Miami University's newest canine officer is part of the security team for Monday's visit by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Miami's first police dog, Ero, retired earlier this year. His replacement is a 1-1/2 year old Belgian Malinois  named Figo. He and handler, Officer Keith Hibbard are hard at work today helping local and national authorities with the Secretary's appearance at the Fraternal Order of Police National Convention.