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OCTOBER 2012  
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Director's Corner: Motorola Solutions and the Motorola Solutions Foundation Contribute $15 Million to the Museum

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The National Law Enforcement Museum has received a landmark $15 million contribution from Motorola Solutions, Inc. and the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of the company.

Motorola Solutions is the Museum's First Founding Partner. In 2004, the company contributed $3 million to benefit the Museum and sponsor its 911 Mission Critical Communications Center.

This recent contribution was announced at the Museum's third annual Gala on October 12, and brings the total to $18 million donated by Motorola Solutions and the Motorola Solutions Foundation to support the Museum’s public education effort.

The Museum extends our sincere gratitude to Motorola Solutions and the Motorola Solutions Foundation for yet another generous contribution to the National Law Enforcement Museum. Now, with a fundraising total of $58 million, we are one step closer to reaching our $80 million goal.

For more information, here's the complete press release.

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Museum's Third Annual Gala: Reel to Real Recap
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This year’s Gala, held on October 12 at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, DC, focused on the Reel to Real exhibit slated for the Museum, which will highlight Hollywood’s portrayal of policing compared to real-life law enforcement.

Given the theme, it was only fitting to have Richard Belzer of Law & Order: SVU fame emcee the event, which was teeming with fun and captivating video clips, poignant remarks, rousing musical tributes and performances, artifact displays, and a special gift announcement from Motorola Solutions.

Guests posed for photos on the red carpet at the Reel to Real Gala.
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NEW to the Collection: Eliot Ness & Team of "Untouchables" Memorabilia

Recently, the Museum acquired a rare and sought-after collection of photos, notes, telegrams, and other documents related to prohibition-era government agent Eliot Ness, from the estate of Winifred (Winnie) Higgins, Ness’s secretary.

The collection includes the only two federal law enforcement credentials issued to Ness during his time as an agent for the Department of the Treasury’s and the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Prohibition ...

Eliot Ness credentials, U.S. Treasury Department Bureau of Prohibition, May 20, 1927. 2012.39.2.
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Exhibit Spotlight: 911 Mission Critical Communications Center

When there’s an emergency, you dial 911 for help. That’s valuable information we learn at an early age—but what do we know about the person who answers the call?

In the Motorola Solutions 911 Mission Critical Communications Center, visitors can experience what it means to be the person on the other end of the line. Try your hand at our 911 Dispatcher Quiz!

An emergency communications center in Nashville, TN.  
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PLAY Interactive Game: Take the Case 

Take the Case

Someone has stolen two valuable paintings from the mansion of a prominent Seattle citizen. In Take the Case: Chain of Evidence, YOU are the law enforcement officer assigned to the case.

In this online activity, participants will carry out every step of the investigation. Take the Case is designed for 6th-8th graders, but it's fun for all ages.

As you work your way through the interactive, check out these Insider tips ...

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Mission Statement: The National Law Enforcement Museum tells the story of American law enforcement through exhibits, collections, research and education. The Museum dynamically engages the broadest possible audience in this story in an effort to build mutual respect and foster cooperation between the public and the law enforcement profession. By doing so, the Museum contributes to a safer society and serves to uphold the democratic ideals of the U.S. Constitution.

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