Washington, DC—Oct. 11, 2012—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. (NYSE: MSI) 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.
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.
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.
Greg Brown, Chairman and CEO, Motorola Solutions
“We are all indebted to the bravery and sacrifice of those who wear the uniform and protect our communities. 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.”
Craig Floyd, Chairman and CEO, National Law Enforcement Museum
“We are grateful for the ongoing support and dedication from the Motorola Solutions Foundation to the museum and the law enforcement community. 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.”
About the National Law Enforcement Museum
Authorized by Congress in the year 2000, the 57,000-square-foot National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Foundation Solutions Building will be a mostly-underground institution located adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC’s Judiciary Square. The Museum tells the story of American law enforcement by providing visitors a “walk in the shoes” experience along with educational journeys, immersive exhibitions, and insightful programs. The Museum is an initiative of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a [501(c)(3)] organization established in 1984. For more information about the National Law Enforcement Museum, visit www.LawEnforcementMuseum.org.