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Terry Goddard Honored by Law Enforcement Group for Outstanding Service

(Phoenix, Ariz. – April 26, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard has received the 2010 Outstanding Service Award presented by the Region VI of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).

This award is given to a public servant who is at the forefront of providing solutions to law enforcement and the community. It was presented Saturday night at the NOBLE Awards Banquet in Tempe.  

“As Attorney General, Terry Goddard has fought to improve the lives of Arizonans -- a commitment he continues as the State's top law enforcement officer," stated Andre Anderson, NOBLE Region VI Vice President. "Since first taking the oath as Attorney General in 2003, Terry has focused on protecting Arizona families."

Goddard has been a long-time advocate and committed leader for the law enforcement community.  He has worked hard to reduce crime by taking action against drugs, weapons and human smuggling. He has taken the lead nationally in enforcement efforts to stop illegal money transfers that finance the Mexican drug cartels. He has fought against cyber crime, especially identity theft and Internet crimes against children. He has sued drug manufacturers and predatory lenders for illegal and unfair business practices. He has pursued consumer fraud lawsuits, which have returned millions of dollars to Arizona consumers and forced significant changes in business practices. He has led the fight against methamphetamine and helped achieve a dramatic reduction in statewide meth use.

Recently, Goddard partnered with U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder on a strategy to intensify the fight to prevent, prosecute and punish mortgage fraud in Arizona. 

“Attorney General Terry Goddard is doing something about Arizona’s economic downturn by working to eliminate mortgage fraud,” Anderson said.  “His commitment to our community and his support of law enforcement are why he was selected for this award.”  

“I am honored to have received this award,” Goddard said. “I look forward to working with law enforcement agencies and organizations such as NOBLE to make Arizona safe.”