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Source: High ranking Homeland Security official in Buffalo for meeting

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Posted at 10:59 AM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 10:59:24-04

A high ranking Homeland Security official is in Buffalo this week for a meeting.

7 Eyewitness News cameras captured a large police and security presence outside Buffalo City Hall Thursday morning.

A source tells 7 Eyewitness News that Elaine Duke, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, is in Western New York to tour the northern border operations and meet with employees.

In April, Duke was sworn in as the seventh Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Deputy Secretary Duke serves as the chief operating officer for the Department and leads all efforts related to the strategic execution of DHS’s vital missions.  

Prior to becoming the department's Deputy Secretary, Duke was the principal of Elaine Duke & Associates, LLC, where she provided acquisition and business consulting services to large and small businesses.