Charles Merinoff, ChairmanMay 2019

Dear Friends:

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation I would like to extend a warm welcome to all members of law enforcement, our esteemed guest speakers, the award recipients from the morning awards program, members of the dais, our supporters and friends

Thank you to our honorees, Kirstjen M. Nielsen, United States Secretary of Homeland Security; George J. Tenet, Director of the CIA (ret.) and Randolph D. Alles, Director of the U.S. Secret Service for giving your time to address our audience as we celebrate out 31st year of service to America.

Congratulations to all the award recipients. However, whether you have received an award from us today or in the past, I believe all members of law enforcement are heroes. It is my privilege to know people like you who have pledged to protect this country and put yourselves in harm’s way with selflessness and courage.

We pledge to continue to support the men and women of the law enforcement community in their times of need, to provide scholarships to your children, to fund programs for education and community welfare and foster relationships between a multitude of law enforcement agencies. We remain committed to you and your families because of your exceptional efforts on our behalf.

Becoming Chairman, after the unfortunate loss of our esteemed Chairman Anthony Bergamo, has been challenging and inspiring. I want to thank the Board of Directors, our Advisory board, our Executive Director and their staffs for their dedication and work this past year. We are an all-volunteer organization and anything we accomplish is a team effort.

I deeply appreciate the continued support of every one of you because without your help we would not be able to fulfill our mission.

With gratitude and best regards,

Steven Wolosky