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Behind the Blue Line

Authorized by Congress in 2000, the three-story, 57,000 square-foot National Law Enforcement Museum will be a mostly underground museum located adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.'s Judiciary Square. The Museum will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech interactive exhibits, historical and contemporary artifact collections, a dedicated space for research, and diverse educational programming. 

Behind the Blue Line will take FEDagent readers behind the scenes of the Museum as it is being constructed. Read updates on the Museum's construction, interviews with the Museum's architect and learn more about the engaging exhibits that will be featured in the Museum.

The Museum is an initiative of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1984, dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers and to promoting officer safety.

Online at: Law Enforcement Museum

Title Published Date Author
Event Recap | Witness to History: Darkmarket & The FBI Agent Who Became Master Splyntr 17 April 2014 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Witness to History- Darkmarket & the FBI Agency Who Became Master Splynter 20 March 2014 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Witness to History: Darkmarket & the FBI Agency Who Became Master Splynter 20 February 2014 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
"A Day I Will Never Forget." - Special Agent Tom McDade, November 27, 1934 23 January 2014 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
History's Blotter: November 1, 1858 19 December 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
50 Years Later: Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit Photos Come Home 15 November 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Event Recap | Witness to History: The Investigation of Robert Hanssen 17 October 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Untouchables Trivia 19 September 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Next Event in National Law Enforcement Museum's Panel Discussion Series – Witness to History: The Investigation of Robert Hanssen 15 August 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Teacher Advisory Group - Getting Advice From the Experts 18 July 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
History's Blotter: May 23, 1934 20 June 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Tributes at Memorial During National Police Week 30 May 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Witness to History: The Hunt for the Green River Killer 18 April 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Next Event in National Law Enforcement Museum's Panel Discussion Series - Witness to History: The Hunt for the Green River Killer 21 March 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
History's Blotter: February 8, 1884 21 February 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
National Law Enforcement Museum and Target to Present Witness to History: The ATF Raid at Waco 24 January 2013 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Director’s Corner - The Latest Museum Progress Update 20 December 2012 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
National Law Enforcement Museum Wins Rare Eliot Ness Items in Auction 15 November 2012 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Motorola Solutions and the Motorola Solutions Foundation Contribute $15 Million to the National Law Enforcement Museum 18 October 2012 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
The 2012 Museum Gala 20 September 2012 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Meet the National Law Enforcement Museum’s Executive Director: Joe Urschel 16 August 2012 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Coming Soon: National Law Enforcement Museum 19 July 2012 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Contest Corner

Win A Free Full Conference Pass to GovSec 2014

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GovSec 2014 is the only event that brings together everything you need to be ready when it counts. This year's conference runs from May 13-15 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC.

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Takedowns

Three Charged with Allegedly Defrauding FCC of $32 Million

The Justice Department announced last week that three individuals have been charged for alleged roles in an approximately $32 million fraud against a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides discounted telephone services to low-income customers.

The indictment charged three defendants with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and fifteen substantive counts of wire fraud, false claims, and money laundering.

According to the indictment, the defendants engaged in a scheme to submit false claims with the federal Lifeline Program, which provides affordable, nationwide telephone service to Americans through discounted rates for qualifying low-income customers. The Lifeline Program is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company, a not-for-profit designated and authorized by the FCC.

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GEICO's Good Stuff

Tell Us: Why Do You Heart Public Service?

GEICO’s Good Stuff is a column series highlighting great stuff happening in the federal community.

The Public Employees Roundtable (PER) is collecting testimonials from government employees and members of the public in support of an I “Heart” Public Service whiteboard photo campaign. Images will be posted on the PER on Facebook and Instagram pages.

The group behind Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), which takes place this year from May 4-10, launched the whiteboard campaign in support of this year’s theme: Proud to Serve.

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Case Law Update

Eleventh Circuit Held Fourth Amendment Violated Where Police Recorded Attorney-Client Conversation Between A Non-incarcerated Suspect and His Attorney

While investigating an alleged misdemeanor violation of a domestic violence injunction, Detective Thomas Marmo and Sergeant Brian Canova monitored, intercepted, and listened to privileged conversations between their non-incarcerated suspect, Joel Studivant, and his attorney, Anne Marie Gennusa, who were in an interview room at the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. The police did so without any notice to Studivant and Gennusa, and without a warrant. Det. Marmo also seized (without a warrant) from Gennusa, on Sgt. Canova’s order, a statement written by Studivant. On appeal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit held that the surreptitious recording and monitoring of those attorney-client conversations, without notice to Studivant and his attorney, and without a warrant, violated the Fourth Amendment.

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