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Motorola Solutions and the Motorola Solutions Foundation Contribute $15 Million to the National Law Enforcement Museum

Date: 2012-10-12
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The National Law Enforcement Museum, which currently is under construction in Washington and planned to open in 2015, has received a $15 million contribution from Motorola Solutions, Inc. and the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions.

The funding provided by Motorola Solutions will help support the museum, which will tell the story of American law enforcement through interactive exhibits, historical artifacts, research and diverse educational programming. The contribution announced today brings the total to $18 million that Motorola Solutions and the Motorola Solutions Foundation have provided to support the museum's public education effort.

In 2000, Congress and President Bill Clinton authorized the establishment of a National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, paving the way for the nation's largest and most comprehensive museum honoring the duty and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers.  The museum will incorporate cutting-edge interactive exhibitions and state-of-the-art audio and visual programs to bridge the gap between law enforcement's past and present. It will also provide a public forum for discussions, lectures and conferences; conduct education programs to chronicle the gripping accounts of the profession's most defining moments; and offer in-depth research opportunities in law enforcement history and safety.

The Motorola Solutions Foundation is contributing $10 million in cash during the next few years to support the museum's construction and programming costs. In addition, Motorola Solutions is donating $5 million in products and services to enhance and complement the communications, visitor experience and staff capabilities at the museum.

"We are grateful for the ongoing support and dedication from the Motorola Solutions Foundation to the museum and the law enforcement community,” said Craig Floyd, Chairman and CEO, National Law Enforcement Museum.  “American law enforcement has an important story to tell, and the museum will serve as a much-needed outlet to accomplish that effort. Together, we will honor the sacrifice and commitment of America's law enforcement and provide an educational resource to the public for years to come."

Motorola is the First Founding Partner of the National Law Enforcement Museum. In 2004, the company provided a $3 million Leadership Gift as part of the museum's "A Matter of Honor Campaign." Today's contribution brings the total amount of Motorola's support to $18 million.

For a video presentation on the developing Museum, see youtube video

Supporting the National Law Enforcement Museum is just part of the commitment by Motorola Solutions and the Motorola Solutions Foundation to the law enforcement community. Since 2007, the foundation has provided more than $11 million in grants to public safety organizations in the U.S.

"We are all indebted to the bravery and sacrifice of those who wear the uniform and protect our communities,” stated Greg Brown, Chairman and CEO, Motorola Solutions.  “This contribution reinforces our commitment to them by ensuring the National Law Enforcement Museum has access to the educational tools that are needed to help the millions of visitors that are expected from around the world get a better understanding of the challenges of modern-day law enforcement."

For more information about the Motorola Solutions Foundation, visit: www.motorolasolutions.com/giving 

For more information about the Museum and its exhibits, visit: www.LawEnforcementMuseum.org

Watch the video: Honoring Heroes – The Memorial & The Museum here

- Corporate News/9-1-1magazine.com (via Motorola Solutions, 10/11/12)

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