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Motorola Gives $15 Million to Police Museum

October 11, 2012  | 

Rendering courtesy of NLEOMF.
Rendering courtesy of NLEOMF.

The National Law Enforcement Museum, which currently is under construction in Washington, D.C., 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, which is scheduled to open in 2015, 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.

Tags: NLEOMF, Motorola, National Law Enforcement Museum, Communications


Comments (5)

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Chuck McKenzie @ 10/12/2012 10:56 AM

This is "chump-change" to Motorola, a company raking in the green by pushing their fantastic trunking systems, which work about as well as two cans and a string, and suck millions from cash-strapped governments. Instead of upgrading existing systems, Motorola consistently pushes their inferior product, which in the long-run will cost LEO lives.

Pete Williford @ 10/14/2012 12:58 PM

That is awful harsh statement. They could have given $0! $18 million is a lot of money in anyone's book! As as commander responsible for our radio systems I had to fight to get Quality Motorola Radio equip instead of the lowest price- off brand. Elected officials, chiefs & bean counters often won't give you the money for a first rate system or maintain and upgrade. Perhaps your complaint is that the system you speak of needed more strings, upgrades and maintenance that the agency and or leaders chose to spend the money elsewhere?
Thanks for your support Motorola!

Pete Williford @ 10/14/2012 1:00 PM

By the way, who's system is superior?

Matthew Guerra @ 10/16/2012 7:59 AM

Being involved with a recent conversion to Motorola's trunking system. I take exception to the remark about cans and string. Our city was one of the first to make use of a Two Way radio system back in the day so I speak from experience. We had diffuculty maintaining good dependable radio contact untill we switched to the new Motorola system. Being involved in the maintenance of the system I know first hand about the dependability and superior system we now enjoy. Kudos to Motorola for the 18 mil donation!!

Doug @ 10/19/2012 8:53 AM

Hey Chuck....and donations from the other manufacturers of public safety radio equipment supporting our LEOs were ??????

Exactly....Motorola was the only one.

Thanks Motorola Solutions....!!!

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