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NIH Celebrates National Police Week With Picnic on Patio

NIH's Division of Public Safety marked National Police Week on May 15 with exhibits, demonstrations and a shrimp fry on the patio of Bldg. 31A. Themed "The NIH Community and Police Working Together," the event gathered police officers, fire fighters and other emergency personnel from NIH as well as several other local and federal jurisdictions including the Maryland Department of the Environment's Hazmat Team, the Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Displays on security devices and auto safety by Geico insurance, tours of emergency response vehicles, and demos by NIH's bomb and drug canine teams highlighted the event. Sponsored by the NIH Federal Credit Union, the lunch raised $372 for the Friends of the Clinical Center.

NIH Police Officer Troy Garland helps Arlene Zonts of the Office of Management Assessment add to her collection of security materials. The doors of the Mobile Command Center were also opened to the curious.

Gail Becker (l) of Crime Prevention consults with Jean Brooks of Emergency Management; Naval Policeman Tony Bigham prepares NIH Transhare "super sippers," one of several giveaway items offered along with information pamphlets throughout the event.

NIH Police Officer James Kowal (l) greets colleagues from American University's bicycle police squad, Ofcs. Peter Feltham (c) and Andrew Morabito. Police units from George Washington and Howard universities and the Naval Medical Center also attended.

Authentic Louisiana Shrimp Fry:
NIH Det. Jody Luke (l), his wife, Tammy Luke, also an NIH employee (and a Louisiana native) and Sgt. Lawrence Brown, prepare some 50 pounds of the succulent seafood. As usual, the lunch was by far the best attended display.

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