Lockheed Martin Gives Gift of Support to International Association of Chiefs of Police Foundation
ROCKVILLE, Md., 12/08/2010 --
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has given a gift of support to the International Association of Chiefs of Police Foundation, an organization that serves the law enforcement community through leadership training, survivor scholarships and professional development.
"It is an honor to support the IACP Foundation in its mission to serve those who protect and serve our communities," said Dan Norton, Lockheed Martin IS&GS-Civil Vice President and IACP Foundation Board Member. "Through Lockheed Martin's long-standing relationship with the Foundation, we are fortunate to see first-hand how the organization provides real, meaningful support to law enforcement officers and agencies around the world."
Within Lockheed Martin's IS&GS-Civil business, the Corporation provides services and support to the law enforcement community through programs such as the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center and the Next Generation Identification biometric system.
"Lockheed Martin has been a driving force on our board and a leader in our fundraising efforts," said Chief Michael Carroll, Chief of the West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania Police Department and Chairman of the IACP Foundation. "Their tremendous philanthropic dedication to Foundation programs and initiatives is an outstanding example of truly committed corporate citizenship. Lockheed Martin understands that safer communities mean better business for everyone, and their support of the IACP Foundation is a clear illustration that they value the cultivation of high-quality law enforcement leaders for the future of professional policing."
The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world's oldest and largest association of law enforcement executives. Founded in 1893, the IACP has more than 20,000 members in over 100 countries. Established in 1990, the IACP Foundation complements the mission, goals and objectives of the IACP and serves as an additional means to sponsor research, create programs, offer professional development, and provide scholarships for dependant family members of officers fallen or permanently disabled in the line of duty.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 133,000 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 2009 sales from continuing operations were $44 billion.