Communications, entertainment, and technology leader sponsors “Web of Law Enforcement” interactive feature
WASHINGTON —The National Law Enforcement Museum — the nation’s only museum dedicated to exploring nearly every facet of American law enforcement — announced a one-million-dollar donation from the FirstNet team at AT&T. The team behind the first high-speed, nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety, the FirstNet team at AT&T has generously sponsored the Museum’s Web of Law Enforcement feature in the To Serve and Protect exhibit, which uses media in different ways to explain the basics of how law enforcement works, what officers do, and why it is important.
The Web of Law Enforcement uses state-of-the-art technology to educate visitors about the 18,000 law enforcement agencies across the country that must work together to solve crimes and ensure public safety. With the push of a button, visitors can view a description of a crime and see a series of pop-ups that show how numerous agencies are involved in an investigation. Many agencies work behind-the-scenes to provide data and other information that is essential to solving crimes.
“The generous gift from the FirstNet team at AT&T to the Museum underscores its ongoing commitment to public safety,” said David Brant, executive director at the National Law Enforcement Museum. “This gift will help further the Museum’s mission of telling the history of American law enforcement in an immersive and engaging manner.”
“As part of our ongoing commitment to the public safety community, we are proud to have the opportunity to support the National Law Enforcement Museum,” said Chris Sambar, senior vice president, AT&T-FirstNet. “The Web of Law Enforcement shows how law enforcement agencies work together to keep us safe, underscoring the importance of making sure each agency can seamlessly communicate and share information with each other.”
AT&T, in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority, is currently building FirstNet, the nationwide public safety communications platform dedicated to America’s first responders. FirstNet was born out of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation to enhance communications across the entire public safety community. It’s designed with and for first responders to give them the modern communications tools they need, so they can operate faster, safer, and more effectively when lives are on the line.
The National Law Enforcement Museum opened to the public on Saturday, October 13, 2018 — following a dedication ceremony on Thursday, October 11. The Museum is located at Judiciary Square across from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and is dedicated to expanding and enriching the relationship shared by law enforcement and the community through educational journeys, immersive exhibitions, insightful programs, and community partnerships.
For more information about the National Law Enforcement Museum and updates on programs and events, please visit LawEnforcementMuseum.org.
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 Solutions Foundation Building is a three-story 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 LawEnforcementMuseum.org.
Steve Groeninger – National Law Enforcement Museum