Cross Match Technologies Supports National Law Enforcement Museum Education Programs
Company Partners with the Museum to Keep Children Safe
Washington, DC—Cross Match Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of high-quality interoperable biometric identity management systems, is showing its support of the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC.
Cross Match Technologies is providing Deluxe Child ID Kits to be used in the piloting and launch of one of the Museum’s family safety education programs, a monthly activity for children and their parents. The family safety program is designed to provide citizens of all ages with information necessary for them to be able to take more responsibility for their own safety and to know how to collaborate with law enforcement in order to contribute to a safer society. The family safety program includes activities designed to teach K-12 students about a range of safety topics including the basics of playing safely in a community, what happy and healthy family relationships look like, how to get help when violence occurs within the home, and options to escape violence and bullying. The program is scheduled to launch in conjunction with the National Law Enforcement Museum’s groundbreaking in October 2010.
“Cross Match Technologies is pleased to donate biometric identity management systems to help make programs such as those at the National Law Enforcement Museum possible,” said Mike Corrigan, Strategic Accounts at Cross Match. “Providing secure information is what we do, and this partnership will afford the Museum the ability to put critical information related to children’s identification in the hands of parents. Should a child ever go missing, parents will have essential information immediately available to provide to law enforcement. We at Cross Match are proud to have our solutions used by such an exemplary institution,” Mr. Corrigan said.
“We are excited to be partnering with Cross Match Technologies to launch one of our many Museum education programs,” said Craig W. Floyd, Chairman and CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the non-profit organization leading the Museum effort. “By introducing our education programs now, we are able to make a positive impact on the community well before the Museum is even built. The Museum will be highly interactive, and our education programs will only enhance that experience, not only for children but for parents and educators as well,” Mr. Floyd added.
Authorized by Congress in the year 2000, the National Law Enforcement Museum is a 55,000 square foot, mostly underground museum to be located in Judiciary Square, adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The Museum will feature high-tech, interactive exhibitions, historical and contemporary artifacts, extensive educational programming and a research center.
The privately funded Museum has launched an $80 million capital campaign, with more than $40 million raised to date. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton serve as co-chairs of the Museum’s National Honorary Campaign Committee, which also includes seven former Attorneys General of the United States, as well as other former government officials and celebrities. For more information about the National Law Enforcement Museum, visit www.LawEnforcementMuseum.org.
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About Cross Match Technologies, Inc.
Cross Match Technologies, Inc. is a leading global provider of biometric identity management systems, applications and enabling technologies to governments, law enforcement agencies and businesses around the world. These solutions are used to capture and process the unique physical characteristics of individuals to establish and verify their identities. Offerings include multiple biometric technologies capable of wireless, mobile or stationary use that encompass fingerprint, palm and full-hand scanners, facial recognition systems, iris scanning technology, document readers, biometric software, and related services. For more information please visit www.crossmatch.com.
About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a private non-profit [501(c)(3)] organization dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers and to promoting officer safety. The NLEOMF maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of nearly 19,000 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund is now working to create the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum, which will tell the story of law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibitions, collections, research and education. For more information, visit www.LawMemorial.org.
Kevin Morison, NLEOMF
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Tiffany Christoffers, Cross Match Technologies
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