WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Anti-Defamation League is creating an award for law enforcement in the memory of former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden.
The News Journal of Wilmington reports (http://delonline.us/2jZgAl7 ) that in March, the ADL Beau Biden SHIELD Award will honor law enforcement in Delaware, eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey who have collectively combated hate groups, extremism and terrorism; presented and responded to hate crimes and bias-motivated activity; and promoted civil rights.
Philadelphia ADL regional director Nancy K. Baron-Bear says the award is named after Biden because he "was a champion for the most vulnerable."
The inaugural ceremony will be held March 29 in Wilmington.
The Anti-Defamation League is the foremost non-governmental organization in the U.S. training law enforcement on terrorism, extremism and hate crimes.
Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, died of cancer in 2015.
Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com