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Work History

Aug 1998Present

Police Detective/Polygraph Examiner 

Milwaukee Police Department
  • Certified expert polygraphist (forensic psychophysiologist) Conducting detailed forensic polygraph examinations regarding major crimes in English and Spanish
  •  Homicide Unit Detective investigated more than 250 homicides and deaths
  • Judicially recognized expert witness (fire/arson investigation, origin and cause) January 19, 2007, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Conen, Case #06CF006767 State of Wisconsin vs. Bernadine Benson
  •  Crisis/hostage negotiator Spanish/English: 1998 to 02/15/2012 (14 years) 
  •  Judicially recognized Spanish/English translator, specializing in investigations involving the Spanish speaking
  • Criminal Intelligence Investigator extensively worked on dignitary protection details, including presidential campaigns and other high profile dignitary 
  • Sexual Assault Investigator & Certified child forensic interviewer Spanish/English CPC Step-wise method
  • Extensively trained and experienced involving: homicide/death investigations, interview and interrogation techniques, forensic statement analysis, crisis negotiations, counter-drug/gang conspiracy investigations and arson investigations was responsible for conducting complex criminal and sometimes noncriminal investigations as directed including but not limited to such tasks as scene investigations, polygraph examinations, custodial interrogations, follow up, case management, and case presentation to prosecutors and/or the courts. At times called upon to lead
    other police and civilian members in performing investigations. Had the authority to coordinated
    investigative efforts and was responsible for guiding and directing officers during investigations
Oct 1991Aug 1998

Police Officer/Field Training Officer Bilingual Spanish

Milwaukee Police Department
  • Enforced criminal laws; identify, detain, and process wanted individuals
  •  Conducted investigations of suspicious persons or situations and preliminary investigations of major crimes and criminal activity
  •  Interviewed suspects and witnesses, and prepare appropriate investigative reports
  •  Prepare and testify in court as to the facts surrounding any criminal, departmental, or civil action
  •  Patrolled the City of Milwaukee in a police vehicle, and/or on foot as directed, responding to emergency calls for service, reduced/prevented crime, protected persons and property 
  •  Operated a police vehicle in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic, and in unsafe road conditions
  • Prepared accurate and complete reports of daily activities Provided assistance to the community in the areas of crime prevention, trained as a crime prevention officer
  • Enforced motor vehicle laws to promote safety and reduce accidents, expedite traffic flow, and enforce Wisconsin State Statutes
  •  Perform duties in a special assignment capacity such asbeing trained as a Field training officer of new office

Education

Aug 2005Present

Master of Arts Clinical Psychology (Pending Thesis) 

Cardinal Stritch University
  • Major MA Clinical Psychology: Completed all 45 Semester credits and 500 hour clinical practicum pending thesis completion
  • Milwaukee WI 53217
  • GPA: 3.85
Jan 2006Jan 2007

Clinical Psychology Practicum Intern Humber Mundie and McClary LLP

Cardinal Stritch University
  • Humber Mundie & McClary, Address: 111 E Wisconsin Ave #1700, Milwaukee, WI 53202Phone:(414) 271-6220 Supervisor: Dr. Robert Bauman 
  • Responsible for administering, scoring and interpreting assessments, including abbreviated TAT, MMPI, Wesman Personnel Classification Test and FIRO-B. Conducted interviews for a variety of employment candidates from Vice Presidents to entry level law enforcement candidates, and military entrance assessments
Jan 2005Jan 2006

Clinical Psychology MA Practicum Intern Aurora Family Services

Cardinal Stritch University
  • Aurora Family Services, 3200 W. Highland Ave. Milwaukee WI, 53208, Phone (414) 342-4560 Supervisor: Robert Marrs 
  • Assisted in Bilingual Spanish Screening Clinical Interviews at a clinic with a Spanish speaking population, in conjunction with another psychotherapist. Observed psychotherapy sessions. Attended weekly case meetings. Participated in psychotherapy sessions under supervision of psychotherapists
Aug 1994Jun 1994

Bachalor of Science Criminal Justice 

Mount Senario College
  • Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice
  • Ladysmith WI 54747 USA
  • GPA: 3.6

Outstanding Accomplishments

  • Official Ironman Finisher: Ironman Florida 2010 11/06/2010 15:15:09
  • Official Ironman Ultra Distance 140.6 Mile Competitor Ironman ST. George UT 2010 and Ironman Wisconsin 2011
  • 8 Swims Alcatraz Island/across SF Bay Successfully
  • Official 3 time Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Finisher (Time: 6:50:57) Steelhead Ironman 70.3 Benton Harbor MI 2009, Ironman Racine WI 2010 and Ironman 70.3 Penha Brazil 2010
  • Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon (Time: 4:08:01)
  • Marine Corps Marathon Finisher
  • Accenture Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon 06/08/2008 (Time: 4:17)
  • Miami ½ Marathon Finisher (Time: 2:23:05) 01/27/2008
  • Alcatraz 100 Club (swimmers who have swam from Alcatraz across San Francisco Bay) (First crossing 09/02/2007)
  • Numerous other high profile triathlons and sports evens

Portfolio

Certifications

Mar 1991Present

Basic Peace Officer Certification

Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board

State of Wisconsin Department of Justice 

Jun 2005Present

Fire/Arson Investigator (Origin & Cause) 

National Fire Academy & Wisconsin Dept. of Justice State Fire Marshall 
  • Investigation of structure and vehicle fires determination of origin and cause 
  • Judicially recognized expert witness January 19, 2007, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Conen, Case #06CF006767 State of Wisconsin vs. Bernadine Benson
Dec 2011Dec 2011

Polygraph Examiner (Post Conviction Sex Offender Testing Course) APA

American International Polygraph Institute/ American Polygraph Association
  • 1115 Mt. Zion Rd. Suite F. Morrow, GA 30260, Post Conviction Sex Offender Testing (APA), December 5th to 9th 2011, 40 hours, including APA Written Exam 
  • http://www.polygraphschool.com/
Jan 2010Jan 2010

DACA Federal Polgraph Testing Methods Conversion Course/Advanced Polygraph Examiner 

American International Polygraph Institute 
  • American International Polygraph Institute, 1115 Mt. Zion Rd. Suite F. Morrow, GA 30260, DACA Federal Polygraph Testing Methods Conversation Course, Jan.11th  2010 to Jan. 22nd 2010,  80 hours
  • Training in conducting Federal Zone, Bi-Zone, AFMGQT-V1, AFMGQT-V2, Federal Pre-employment  & LEPED, Federal Chart Scoring and Analysis, Guilty Knowledge Test, Acquaintance  Test, Utah Comparison Question Test, Relevant/Irrelevant Test, Countermeasures 
  • http://www.polygraphschool.com/
Sep 2007Feb 2008

Certified Expert Polygrahist (Polygraph Examiner) (Spanish/English Polygraph Examiner)

National Training Center for Polygraph Science
  • 280 hours classroom instruction from  09/24/2007 to 11/09/2007
  • 30 Exam  internship from 11/09/2007 to 02/27/2007
  • Graduated/Certified on February 27, 2008
  • Spanish/English Polygraph Examiner Highly Experienced in administration of Spanish Polygraph Exams

Skills

Polygraph Examiner Spanish/English
Interrogator/interviewer Spanish/English
Homicide/Death Investigator 
Fire/Arson Investigator 
Spanish/English Translator/interrupter 
Forensic Statement Analysis Spanish/English 
Police Officer/Field Training Officer (Bi-Lingual) 
Criminal Investigator 
Child Forensic Interviewer Spanish/English

Step-Wise Method 

Crisis/Hostage Negotiator Spanish/English

Formal Specialized Training

 Polygraph Training

  1. American International Polygraph Institute, 1115 Mt. Zion Rd. Suite F. Morrow, GA 30260, Post Conviction Sex Offender Testing (APA), December 5th to 9th 2011, 40 hours
  2. American International Polygraph Institute, 1115 Mt. Zion Rd. Suite F. Morrow, GA 30260, DACA Federal Polygraph Testing Methods Conversation Course (APA), Jan 2010 80 hours
  3. Midwest Regional Polygraph Seminar, Grand Rapids MI, October 21-23, 2008, 24 hours
  4. National Training Center for Polygraph Science, Certified Expert Polygraphist, Milwaukee WI, 09/24/2007 to 11/09/2007, including a thirty exam internship. Graduated/Certified on February 27, 2008, 280 hours

 4 Courses Total 424 Hours

 Homicide/Death Investigations

1. Wisconsin Association of Homicide Investigators, Death by Fire and Explosion, Appleton WI, April 18th to April 20th 2007,  21 hours

2. Practical Homicide Investigation, Sex related Homicide and Death Investigation: Practical and Clinical Perspectives, Detroit MI, May 16th to 18th 2005, 24 Hours

3. International Homicide Investigators Association 2003 Homicide Investigation Symposium, Las Vegas Metro PD/ Las Vegas FBI/ IHIA, September 7th to 12th 2003,  40 hours,

4. Advanced Practical Homicide Investigation, Las Vegas NV, 40 hours, December 2nd to 6th 2002

5. Practical Homicide Investigation. Las Vegas NV, March 11th to 13th 2002, 24 hours

 5 Courses, 149 total hours

Crisis/Hostage Negotiations

1Milwaukee Police Department, Crisis Negotiators of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Advanced Crisis Negotiations, Milwaukee WI,January 10th to 14th 2005,  40 hours

2. Fox Valley Technical College, Crisis Negotiations and Killology with Lt. Col. David Grossman, October 21, 2004, 8 hous

3. Milwaukee Police Department,/FBI and Crisis Negotiators of Wisconsin, Fundamentals of Crisis Negotiation, Milwaukee WI, April 29th to May 10, 2002, 80 hours 

4. Fox Valley Technical. College, Crisis Negotiators Training, Oshkosh WI, June 22nd to 24th 1999, 24 hours

4 Courses, 112 Total Hours

Interviews and Interrogations/Statement Analysis

  1. Spanish Forensic Child Interviewing, NCAC, Chicago IL, October 5th through October 9th 2010, 40 hours
  2. Intro to FBI Forensic Statement Analysis, Milwaukee WI, March 17th & 18th 2009, 16 hours
  3. Advanced Forensic Interview Training Stepwise, Milwaukee WI, February 9th to 11th 2009, 24 hours
  4. Step-wise Forensic Child Interviews, Children’s Hospital, South Milwaukee WI, May 19th to 21st 2008, 24 hours
  5. Wisconsin Department of Justice/Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Dept., Strategies’ for the Taped Interview Milwaukee WI, March 16th to 17th 2006, 16 Hours
  6.  Laboratory For Scientific Interrogation, “SCAN” Scientific Content Analysis,  Chicago IL, April 18th to 20th 2005, 32 hours
  7.  Northeast Counter Drug Taskforce Training, Identifying Deceptive Behavior, Milwaukee WI,  November 30th to December 3rd 2004, 32 hours
  8. Multi Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training/St Petersburg College, Interviews and Interrogation. Milwaukee WI, June 22nd to 24th 2004, 24 hours,
  9. Multi Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training/St Petersburg College, Into to Interviews and Interrogations. Milwaukee WI, June 6th 2004, 16 hours
  10.  Wisconsin Polygraph Association,Interrogation  Techniques by Warren D. Holmes, Milwaukee WI,  September 25, 1998, 8 hours
  11. John E. Reid and Associates, Advanced Interview and Interrogation, Atlantic City New Jersey, March 19th & 20th 1998, 16 hours, 
  12. John E. Reid and Associates, Interviewing and Interrogation, Minneapolis MN, April 8th, 9th &10th 1997, 24 hours, 

12 Classes, 281 Hours 

Counter Drug/Counter Gang Investigations                                     

1. Multi Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training/ St. Petersburg College, Surveillance Operations, Milwaukee WI,  April 12th and 13th 2005,  16 hours

2.  Multi Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training/St. Petersburg College, Use of Drug Informants, Surveillance Operations, Vehicle Searches/Hidden Compartments, Risk Management, Milwaukee WI,  April 11th and 12th 2005, 16 hours

3.  Midwest Counter Drug Task Force Training Center, Undercover Techniques and Survival, Milwaukee WI, December 06th to 10th 2004, 40 hours 

4.  Multi Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training/St Petersburg College, Conspiracy Investigations. June 14th to 16th 2004, 24 hours

5. Multi Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training/St Petersburg College, Intro to Money Laundering. Milwaukee WI, June 12th 2004, 16 hours

6. Multi Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training/St Petersburg College, Street Gangs III. Milwaukee WI,  June 7th & 8th 2004, 16 hours

7. Multi Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training/St Petersburg College, Police Intelligence. Milwaukee WI, June 5th 2004, 16 hours

8.  Multi Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training/St Petersburg College, Into to Patrol Drug Investigations. Milwaukee WI,  April 25th 2004,16 hours

9.  Multi Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training/St Petersburg College, Into to Conspiracy Investigations. Milwaukee WI, April 24th 2004, 16 hours

10. Multi Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training/St Petersburg College, Into to Highway/Rural Drug Investigations, Milwaukee WI, April 23rd 2004, 16 hours

11. Multi Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training/St Petersburg College, Drug Identification. Milwaukee WI,  April 11th 2004, 16 hours

12Multi Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training/St Petersburg college, Airport Narcotics Investigations. Milwaukee WI, April 10th 2004, 16 hours

13.  Multi Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training/St Petersburg College, Intro to Clandestine Drug Labs. Milwaukee WI, April 8th 2004, 16 hours

14.  Multi Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training/St Petersburg College, Criminal Street Gangs Overview. Milwaukee WI,  April 7th 2004, 16 hours,

15.  Multi Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training/St Petersburg College, Rave and Club Drug Investigations, Milwaukee WI,  April 5th 2004, 8 hours,

16.  Multi Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training/St Petersburg College, Money Laundering/Financial Investigative Techniques, Milwaukee WI, 24 hours, February 23rd to 25th 2004

17Army Military Police School and the Multi Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training, Explosives Booby traps and Bomb Threat Management. Milwaukee WI, 4 hours of training

17  Courses, 292 Hours

Arson/Fire Investigation

1. Wisconsin Association of Homicide Investigators, Death by Fire and Explosion, Appleton WI, April 18th to April 20th 2007,  21 hours,

2.  IAAI/CFITrainer.net, Investigating Motor Vehicle Fires, Milwaukee, WI, January 14, 2007, 4 hours

3.  IAAI/CFITrainer.net, Introduction to Fire Dynamics/Fire Modeling, Milwaukee, WI, January 14, 2007, 4 hours

4.  USFA/Department of Homeland Security, National Fire Academy, Fire Dynamics/Fire Modeling, Emmetitsburg Maryland, December 11th  to 22nd 2006, 80 hours

5.  International Association of Arson Investigator, WI Chapter, Auto Fires Investigation/Live Burns, Sun Prairie WI,  June 6th to 8th 2006, 14 Hours

6. International Association of Arson Investigator, WI Chapter, Fatal Fires, Auto Fires & Interviews/Interrogation, Stevens Point WI, June 6th to 8th 2006,  20 Hours

7.  USFA/Department of Homeland Security, National Fire Academy, Fire/Arson Investigation, Emmetitsburg Maryland, January 9th to 20th 2006, 80 hours

8.  Wisconsin Department of Justice/State Fire Marshall, Basic Arson Investigations for Law Enforcement, Fon Du Lac WI, 10-02-2005 to 10-07-2005, 40 hours

9. Wisconsin Chapter, International Association of Arson Investigator’s, Basic Fire and Arson Investigation, , Wausau WI, June 6th to 8th 2005, 20 Hours

9 Courses, 275 Hours

1533 hours specialized investigative training

Milwaukee Department Police Training

1. Milwaukee Police Academy,  Leadership In a Police Organization, 6680  N. Teutonia Ave. Milwaukee WI 53209, December 2015 120 hours

2. Milwaukee Police Academy, Crisis Intervention Officer Training, 6680  N. Teutonia Ave. Milwaukee WI 53209, October 5th 2015 to October 9th 2015, 20 hours

3. Oregon State Attorney General’s Officer Non-Stranger Sexual Assault Response Investigation & Identifying Sex Offenders  Tools for Interview and Interrogation, Milwaukee WI, January 12th &12th 2011, 8 hours

4. Milwaukee Police Academy,  Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Peace Officer Certification, 6680  N. Teutonia Ave. Milwaukee WI 53209 , 800 hours  Oct 28th 1991 to March 20th 1992 800 hours

5. Milwaukee Police Academy,  Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Police Officer, In-service Training, 6680  N. Teutonia Ave. Milwaukee WI 53209, March 20th 1992  February 14th 2014, 880 hours

6. Milwaukee Police Academy,  Police Detective Investigators Course, 6680  N. Teutonia Ave. Milwaukee WI 53209 , January 24th 1999 to February 12th 1999, 120 hours

7. Milwaukee Police Academy,  Police Supervisor’s Course, 6680  N. Teutonia Ave. Milwaukee WI 53209 , February 14th  to March 4th 2005  120 hours

8. Milwaukee Police Academy,  Police Field Training Officer’s Training Course, 6680  N. Teutonia Ave. Milwaukee WI 53209 , January 21st to 23rd 1997, 24 hours

9. Milwaukee Police Academy,  Neighborhood Foot Patrol Officer/Crime Prevention Officer’s Course, 6680  N. Teutonia Ave. Milwaukee WI 53209 , April 12th to 26th 1993 80 hours

9 Courses 2200 total hours, 1,400 past the 800 hour Certification

3693 hours of total police training

 Skills

 Polygraph Examinations, Forensic Statement Analysis, Criminal Investigation, Surveillance, Criminal Law, Crisis Management/Negotiation Criminal Evidence, Fire/Arson Investigation, Origin and Cause Investigations, Community Policing, Criminal Evidence, Crime Scene Management, Criminal Intelligence, Expert Witness, Background Investigation, Dignitary Protection, Spanish Translation, Typing 40 words a minute, Homicide/Death Investigations, Patrol, Crime Prevention, Counter Drug Investigations, Open Water Swimming and Safety, Private Security, Threat Assessment, Post Conviction Sex Offender Polygraph Testing, Child Forensic Interview, certified peace officer, Fugitive apprehension, Employee Theft and White Collar Crimes Investigations         

Languages

  • Judicially recognized police Spanish/English Interrupter, spoken/written
  •  Conversational Portuguese

Professional memberships

 (current/former)

  •    Member of Milwaukee Police Honor Guard
  •   Union Steward Milwaukee Police Association
  • US Triathlon Association (USTA)
  • US Masters Swim (USMS)
  • British European Polygraph Association
  • International Homicide Investigator’s Association
  • Crisis Negotiators of Wisconsin
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  •  National Fire Academy Alumni Association
  •  Latino Peace Officers Association
  • PSY CHI (Psychology National Honor Society)
  • American Association of Police Polygraphists
  • Wisconsin Polygraph Association (2010 Vice President)
  • John E. Reid Foundation

Interests and activities

  •  Forensic Psychology, Criminology, Child Psychology, Crisis Intervention, Homicide Investigations, Interview and Interrogation Techniques , Ironman Racing, Running  Triathlons, competitive open water swimming, running and strength training·         Travel, spending time with my children and family Computers

Classes Taught

  • Milwaukee Police Department, “Street Gang Awareness”, Milwaukee WI
  • Milwaukee Police Department, “Interviews and Interrogations for Police Officer's”, Milwaukee WI

Volunteer experience/ Community activities

  • Ironheart Triathlon Racing Team Member 2009 to Present: fighting and racing against congenital heart defects
  • ·Volunteer Latino Peace Officer Association
  • September 2002 to Present, 1st grade classroom volunteer, Franklin Public Schools
  • 2012 to Present 5th Grade Classroom volunteer, Franklin Public Sch
  •  2012 to Present 4th Grade Classroom volunteer MPS 81st Street School.
  •  2006 to Present Youth USA Swimming Timing Official
  • Alcatraz Challenge Aguathon 2008
  • Bridge to Bridge 10K Open Water Swim Race Official 2009
  •  Volunteer youth soccer team manager, alternate coach

 College Coursework

Education

 Cardinal Stritch University

 Milwaukee US US, United States Jan 2005 - Present

Master of Arts (Pending), Clinical Psychology

 Advanced Statistics (PSY 533), Ethics and Standards (PSY 536), Advanced Personality Theory (PSY 538), Psychopathology (PSY 541), Assessment I (PSY 545), Assessment II (PSY 549), Thesis Seminar I (PSY 598), Individual Therapy (PSY 541), Group Therapy (PSY 547), Practicum I (250 Hours) (PSY 553), Multicultural Psychology (PSY 551), Biological Basis for Psychology (PSY 557)

Practicum II (250 Hours) (PSY 559), Systems of Psychology (PSY 543), 

Graduation Pending Completion of Thesis

 Mount Senario College

 Ladysmith, WI United States

Aug 1994 - Jun 1995

Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice

GPA was 3.6. Mount Senario was a an regionally accredited liberal arts college that has since closed and was taken over by Silver Lake College

 Third Party Crisis Intervention (PS-305), Criminology (CJ-382), Human Resource Management (BU-332), History of WWI and WWII (HS-482), Modern Math (MT-145), Spanish for Law Enforcement (CJ-395), Introduction to Composition II (EN-112), Corrections (CJ-382)

The History of the Vietnam War (HS-484), Principals of Management (BU-301), Fiction Detective Literature (EN-424), American Constitutional Law (PO-387), Introduction to Ethics (PL-120)

Scientific Investigation of Crime (CJ-300), College Algebra (MT-131), Contemporary American Society (890-197), Ethics & Crim Justice (CJ-351), Personal Fitness (HR-102), First Aid/CPR (HR-300), Police in Urban Society (CJ-344), Accounting Prin I, Photograph

Below classed from MATC were transferred in for credit

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee WI USA

Sept. 1987 to Dec. 1990

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 Milwaukee, WI, United States

 Associate of Science , Police Science

GPA 2.95 Courses: 

Intro to Criminal Justice Process (504-108), Report Writing, Records & Interviewing (504-141)

Communication Skills 1 (801-151), Psychology of Human Relations (809-151)

Police Organizations & Administration (504-102), Emergency Preparedness (504-104)

Criminal Law (504-113), Communication Skills 2 (801-152), American Economy (809-110)

Abnormal Psychology (908-232), History/Philosophy of Policing (504-100), Arrest, Search and Seizure (504-117), Principals of Physical Security (504-127), Victimology (504-152)

Criminal Evidence (504-115), Criminal Investigation (504-123), Crime Prevention (504-125)

Personal and Residence Protection (504-145), Social Disorganization (809-205)

American National Government (809-231),  

Milwaukee Police Academy

6680 N. Teutonia Ave., Milwaukee WI 53209

Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board

Peace Officer Certification , Law Enforcement Officer

Professional Orientation: 89.98, Communication Skills: 93.25 , Defense and Arrest Tactics: 96.00

Community Awareness: Pass, First Responder: 90.00, Principals of Arrest: 93.50

Criminal Law: 89.00, Rules of Evidence: 93.00, Search and Seizure: 93.00, Traffic Law and Investigation: 91.00,  Emergency Vehicle Operation: 94.00, Victim Services: 94.00

City Ordinances: 82.24, Licensee Premise/Persons Investigations: 94.68, Patrol Operations: Pass

Academic Average: 91.82, Firearms: Bulls Eye Qualification Score: 89.00, Silhouette Qualification Short Course: 99.30, Silhouette Qualification  Long Course: 89.20

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