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June 29, 2018
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Police Celebrate Annual Event Under Soggy Skies

NIH Police’s Lt. Lawrence Brown is one of several grillmasters for the awareness event.
NIH Police’s Lt. Lawrence Brown is one of several grillmasters for the awareness event.

PHOTOS: GERALD JORDAN, CARLA GARNETT

The NIH Police hosted its 26th Police Awareness Day on May 16, under drippy skies, which forced the event to relocate from its usual home on the front lawn of Bldg. 1 to the Bldg. 31A patio. Law enforcement representatives from 13 local, state and federal jurisdictions participated, including the Washington, D.C. Metro Transit Police, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Park Police, the U.S. Department of Commerce NIST Police, Amtrak Police, U.S. Department of Justice (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms), U.S. Park Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police and Maryland State troopers.

National Police Week dates back to 1962, when President John F. Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. The event has grown over the decades, bringing tens of thousands of law enforcement professionals from across the country to the nation’s capital for a service honoring those who have given their lives while wearing the badge. Many groups also take the opportunity to educate the communities they serve on police operations.

NIH’s observance this year included K9 demonstrations, a cookout featuring chicken, hotdogs, hamburgers and sausages, personal safety and wellness displays along Bldg. 31’s A-wing corridor and various other activities.

the chow line forms.
Above, the chow line forms. Below, NIH Police Chief Alvin Hinton (l) and Deputy Chief Leslie Campbell (3rd from r) share a light moment with attendees.
NIH Police Chief Alvin Hinton (l) and Deputy Chief Leslie Campbell (3rd from r) share a light moment with attendees.

Washington, D.C. Metro Transit Police officer D. Kayal with bomb-sniffing dog Hugo. Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH, l) meets with (from l) NCI director Dr. Ned Sharpless, NIH principal deputy director Dr. Lawrence Tabak, NIH director Dr. Francis Collins, NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci and NICHD director Dr. Diana Bianchi.
At left, Washington, D.C. Metro Transit Police officer D. Kayal with bomb-sniffing dog Hugo. At right, NIH Police Cpl. Steven Cradlin and K9 Diesel.

with light rain falling, NIH Police Cpl. Christine Fedorisko (l) and K9 Deputy Casey Meiklejohn, along with Odie of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, surveil the day’s festivities. Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH, l) meets with (from l) NCI director Dr. Ned Sharpless, NIH principal deputy director Dr. Lawrence Tabak, NIH director Dr. Francis Collins, NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci and NICHD director Dr. Diana Bianchi.
At left, with light rain falling, NIH Police Cpl. Christine Fedorisko (l) and K9 Deputy Casey Meiklejohn, along with Odie of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, surveil the day’s festivities. At right, Peter Girgenti of Montgomery County Park Police, with search & rescue dog Xena, who’s greeted warmly by NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci and his special assistant Patty Conrad.

in the Bldg. 31A lobby, Lt. D. Moe of NIH discusses safe weapons handling a Maryland State trooper prepares to take a bite out of…a burger. Several demonstrations, activities and exhibits were forced indoors by the inclement weather.
At left, in the Bldg. 31A lobby, Lt. D. Moe of NIH discusses safe weapons handling. At right, a Maryland State trooper prepares to take a bite out of…a burger. Several demonstrations, activities and exhibits were forced indoors by the inclement weather.

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