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Proud to Support Officers during National Police Week

Release Date: May 15, 2018

Men and women in uniform put their lives at risk every day. This week, National Police Week, we thank them for their service and recognize the sacrifice of fallen officers.

We thank them for bravely protecting our communities, for running toward danger when critical incidents strike and for William N. Bryan, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary for Science and Technology upholding our nation’s laws.

Recent years have brought many challenges for federal, state, local and tribal police forces. New threats continue to surface—growing more complex, and officers rise to the occasion, time and again, to address them.

Law enforcement are our protectors and a vital part of our communities, and at S&T we are dedicated to ensuring they are safe in the line of duty. From technologies like EDGE, which provides critical incident virtual training at no cost, to programs like Next Generation First Responder, which ensures all of our emergency response colleagues are protected, connected and fully aware, we are developing solutions focused on what an officer needs when they are in harm’s way.

It is with them and for them that we conduct research and develop technologies and solutions. As officers patrol our borders, render explosives safe and hunt child predators, they are our best resource to understand environments, test operationally and identify requirements that result in tools and solutions that are better, faster and cheaper.

We know with shrinking budgets and evolving threats, our nation’s police benefit from our help, and it is our honor to work with partners like the S&T First Responder Resource Group and agencies like DHS Homeland Security Investigations, Transportation Security Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection—all with the shared goal of solving the tough challenges law enforcement face.

Supporting police forces nationwide is a cornerstone of our work at S&T, and one I am proud of. I want to personally thank all of our law enforcement partners—across DHS and our nation—for their service and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. I encourage everyone to take a moment to think about the law enforcement officers across the country who put themselves in harm’s way to keep you and your communities safe.

Last Updated: 06/08/2023
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