National Police Week - In Honor of Law Enforcement

National Police Week

Posted on May 12, 2021

Safer Buildings Coalition proudly recognizes National Police Week. In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officer Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, National Police week. As an organization that pays tribute and recognizes our law enforcement, we will always remember and honor them for their acts of bravery and courage to ensure public safety for our communities.

John Ruggiero, an Electrical Engineer with the Massachusetts State Police, talks about the importance of the radio a police officer carries and how critical it is to be part of that network of communication.

“Law enforcement needs real time, immediate, mission critical communications with their law enforcement partners to successfully perform their duties. Mission critical land mobile radio services are heavily relied upon by law enforcement to provide that instantaneous, reliable communication when and where it is needed,” said John Ruggiero, Electrical Engineer V, Massachusetts State Police – Communications Section.

“Land mobile communication is unique because of the immediate push to talk functionality creates a wide area of broadcast initiated by an officer using a simple push to talk feature. This allows several officers to hear the message at the same time, giving them the ability to respond quickly and coordinate their operations throughout a wide radius.”

“Most ERCES / ERRCS articles and advertisements feature a firefighter with a radio,” says John Foley, Managing Director of the Safer Buildings Coalition. “While fire code is the tool we use to enforce good in-building radio coverage, systems should be designed to support all public safety agencies."

“My family has a deep, long-standing law enforcement tradition with the city of Philadelphia going back to the 1940’s, and my son Sean currently serves as a Philadelphia Police Officer. Law enforcement families understand the unique quality of service and sacrifice provided by peace officers, especially today. To all of you on the job – we love you, we support you, we need you!”