Motorola Solutions has announced $15 million in cash and in-kind contributions from the company and the Motorola Solutions Foundation to the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C., in support of a new facility.
Scheduled to open in 2015, the museum will feature interactive exhibitions, state-of-the-art audio and visual programs, and historical artifacts. It also will offer discussions, lectures, and conferences; education programs chronicling the profession's most defining moments; and in-depth research opportunities in law enforcement history and safety.
Motorola will provide $10 million in cash toward construction of the facility and programming costs and $5 million in products and services to enhance the visitor experience, staff capabilities, and the musem's communications. The contribution boosts to $18 million the technology company's total giving to the museum. In 2004, Motorola provided a lead gift of $3 million toward the museum's Matter of Honor campaign.
"We are grateful for the ongoing support and dedication from the Motorola Solutions Foundation to the museum and the law enforcement community," said National Law Enforcement Museum chairman and CEO Craig Floyd. "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."