Police Awareness Day Draws Crowd
Photos by Rich McManus
The NIH Police were joined by colleagues from several local departments, as well as their coworkers from the NIH Fire Department, at the annual observance of NIH Police Awareness Day on May 16. The event, held during National Police Week (May 12-18) on the lawn in front of Bldg. 1, drew some 1,000 employees who enjoyed a picnic lunch and demonstrations of such police and public safety resources as an electronic robot, bomb-sniffing dogs, fire engines and a hazardous material truck.
The officers and firefighters served more than 400 meals at the 3-hour picnic, which resulted in earnings of more than $870, all of which was contributed to NIH charities. Also on hand were other components of NIH's Division of Public Safety, including the Emergency Management Branch, the Crime Prevention Branch, the Employee Transportation Services Office and the Ridefinders Program.
National Police Week is dedicated to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. On May 13, NIH Police representatives participated in ceremonies honoring fallen officers at the National Police Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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