Forensic Technology Donates $20,000 to Help Build National Law Enforcement Museum
Washington, DC - Forensic Technology, a leader in ballistics and firearms identification technologies, is getting behind efforts to build the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) announced that Forensic Technology has donated $20,000 to the capital campaign to build the National Law Enforcement Museum, a world-class museum scheduled to open in downtown Washington, DC, in 2013.
"Forensic Technology is honored to support the building of this one-of-a-kind Museum that will bring to life the stories of thousands of officers," said Pete Gagliardi, Vice President, Law Enforcement Liaison for Forensic Technology and a former agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. "As a former ATF agent, I truly believe in the positive impact this Museum will have on many generations to come, and Forensic Technology is excited to be a part of such an inspiring institution."
"We are proud to welcome another industry pioneer into our family of corporate partners. As a leader in ballistics and firearms identification technologies, Forensic Technology knows the ins-and-outs of the challenging work our law enforcement officers perform every day," said NLEOMF Chairman and CEO Craig Floyd. "In the Museum, visitors will step into the shoes of a detective and gather clues and compare forensic evidence to solve a crime. This exercise will emphasize that every step in solving a crime is important — and that every crime solved leads to safer streets for our communities and our nation."
Authorized by Congress in the year 2000, the planned National Law Enforcement Museum is a 55,000 square foot, mostly underground museum to be located just blocks from the U.S. Capitol and adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. When it opens in 2013, the Museum will provide hundreds of thousands of visitors a year with a comprehensive and compelling look at law enforcement in America. The Museum will feature high-tech, interactive exhibitions, historical and contemporary artifacts, and extensive educational programming. The project is being led by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a non-profit organization created in 1984 to honor and commemorate the service and sacrifice of law enforcement in the United States.
The privately funded Museum has launched an $80 million capital campaign, with more than $39 million raised to date. For more information about the National Law Enforcement Museum, visit www.LawEnforcementMuseum.org.
About Forensic Technology
Forensic Technology pioneered automated ballistics identification more than 17 years ago and continues to be a leader in ballistics and firearms identification technologies that promote a safer society. The company partners with hundreds of public safety agencies in over 47 countries and territories, providing cost-effective and sustainable solutions. With vast experience in scalable-networked solutions, they employ a dedicated team of engineering, forensic, and law enforcement professionals around the world. Forensic Technology offers a solid corporate infrastructure that governments depend upon for ballistics and firearms identification. When used independently, its products are powerful law enforcement tools. When these components are connected to form seamless systems and networks they can take crime fighting to new levels of performance. For more information, visit www.forensictechnology.com.
Andre Demers, Forensic Technology - Media Relations
Kevin Morison, NLEOMF
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