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NYPD Receives Award For Post-Earthquake Efforts In Haiti

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The NYPD will be honored with a first-of-its-kind award from the State Department.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly will be presented with the U.S. Secretary of State's Excellence in Criminal Justice Assistance Award.

The department is being awarded for its work in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country.

Dozens of Creole-speaking officers from the city have been deployed to Haiti, helping the country's police force with investigative and anti-kidnapping strategies.

It's part of a collaboration between the NYPD and the State Department to improve criminal justice systems around the globe.

Kelly has a history with Haiti -- he led a police monitoring program there for two years in the 1990s.

Meanwhile, three city cops were among those honored by President Barack Obama for their acts of courage.

Detective Ivan Marcano was presented the Top Cop Award.

He stopped an armed robbery in the Bronx after being shot back in October 2012.

Two other detectives received the award for their investigative work that led to the suspects' apprehension.

The detectives were among 43 officers honored from around the country.

The awards are handed out by the National Association of Police Organizations.

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