ALEXANDRIA, Va.--()--The IACP Foundation today announced that it will hold its 6th annual fundraising gala on September 29th 2012 at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel in San Diego. Proceeds from the IACP Foundation Gala will fund the Foundation’s mission to support the families of injured and fallen officers and promote officer safety.
“The IACP Foundation is developing programs that will provide much needed help to the families of these officers.”
“Every year tens of thousands of law enforcement officers are killed or injured in the line of duty,” said Howard Safir, former New York City Police and Fire Commissioner, and member of the IACP Foundation board. “The IACP Foundation is developing programs that will provide much needed help to the families of these officers.”
The Foundation supports officer safety through the IACP’s Center for Officer Safety and Wellness, which addresses critical issues such as the prevention of violence against the police, reducing officer injuries, wellness with a special focus on suicide prevention, and an emphasis on traffic safety.
Ambassador Henry Crumpton will deliver the keynote address at the Gala. Ambassador Crumpton – author of The Art of Intelligence – led the CIA’s global covert operations against America's terrorist enemies, including al Qaeda. During his keynote address, he will recount his career with the CIA and in counter-intelligence efforts following September 11th.
The Gala is being sponsored by several prominent organizations, with longtime partner Lockheed Martin as the title sponsor. “Lockheed Martin has supported the law enforcement community for 35 years, and we are pleased to continue our sponsorship of the IACP Foundation and its mission of helping families of those who serve and protect,” said Dan Norton, vice president of Business Development for Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions – Civil.
Individual Gala tickets and tables are still available and can be purchased by visiting www.theiacpfoundtion.org. You can also donate directly to the IACP Foundation by accessing the same page. Your donation will help support the families of injured and fallen officers and programs to help protect the safety of officers. The IACP Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization. Donations may be tax deductible.
About the IACP Foundation
The mission of the IACP Foundation is to support injured and fallen officers and their families and to protect the safety of officers. The Foundation is committed to creating a culture of officer safety, health and wellness by supporting efforts that prevent officer injury and provide access to assistance for officers. Additionally, the Foundation honors those who have sacrificed in the law enforcement community, through its SELECT Scholarship program.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.