The Beretta Px4 Storm – Official Sidearm of the Fresno Police Department

Beretta PX4 Storm

Beretta USA is pleased to announce that the Fresno Police Department in Fresno, CA has chosen the Beretta Px4 Storm Type F Full Size .40 S&W handgun as the official sidearm of the department.  The choice of the Px4 Storm continues the long-standing relationship that Beretta and the Fresno Police Department have shared through the years.

Citing the need for a durable, accurate and, above all, safe pistol, the Fresno Police Department chose the technologically advanced Beretta Px4 Storm.  “An officer’s firearm is a critical tool in protecting citizens and themselves from dangerous threats. Having a reliable and effective duty weapon is essential. It is for these reasons that we have entrusted Beretta as the firearm of every officer in our department,” said Police Chief Jerry Dyer.

“Chief Dyer has been explicit in his pistol requirements and as a result, the Fresno Department will be utilizing the Beretta Px4 Storm,” said Gary Ramey, VP of Sales and Marketing for Beretta, “the Px4 Storm represents the latest in technology and is the most durable, accurate and safest pistol available in the marketplace today. We are proud of our partnership with Chief Dyer and the Fresno Police Department and look forward to continuing our relationship for many years to come.”

That long standing partnership was evident on September 28, 2010 as Beretta stood alongside Chief Dyer, Mayor Ashley Swearengin and other special guests during a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the Fresno Police Department Regional Training Facility.  This world-class facility is like no other in Central California and offers specialized courses in: driving; firearms; tactics; arrest & control/defensive tactics; and force options & driving simulators. The Regional Training Facility chronicles the hard work, dedication and sacrifice the Fresno Police Department has given and continues to give to the citizens of Fresno; prominently displayed in the foyer are the handguns that the Fresno Police Department have depended upon to protect the citizens of Fresno and themselves while in the line of duty, fittingly enough all are Berettas, manufacturer of the official sidearm of the US Military for the past 25 years.

Beretta, established in 1526, is the oldest industrial dynasty in the world tracing its roots through 16 generations of continuous family ownership. Firearms bearing the Beretta name have been sold for almost 500 years.  Beretta USA Corp. was founded in 1977 and supplies the standard sidearm to the U.S. Armed Forces.

DHS Launches “Stop. Think. Connect” National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign

Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched the “Stop. Think. Connect.” public cybersecurity awareness campaign—a national initiative that promotes simple steps the public can take to increase their safety and security online.

“We all share a responsibility to prevent cyber attacks and increase our nation’s resilience to cyber threats,” said DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. The “Stop. Think. Connect.” campaign will help equip the public with simple information to keep themselves and their families safe and secure on the Internet.”

“Stop. Think. Connect.” is a national public education campaign designed to increase public understanding of cyber threats and how individual citizens can develop safer cyber habits that will help make networks more secure. The campaign fulfills a key element of President Obama’s 2009 Cyberspace Policy Review, which tasked DHS with developing a public awareness campaign to inform Americans about ways to use technology safely.

“Stop. Think. Connect.” includes cyber forums hosted in collaboration with the National Centers of Academic Excellence to bring together diverse groups of community, private and government participants for dialogues on cybersecurity issues; opportunities for members of the public to get involved and help spread the word by leading or hosting campaign activities; and a coalition for public and private sector organizations.

As part of the campaign, the Department has also launched a new “Stop. Think. Connect.” Website, www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect, which provides a variety of free, downloadable resources and materials to help the public increase their safety and security online.

The “Stop. Think. Connect.” campaign was announced today in Seattle by Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator and Special Advisor to the President Howard Schmidt during remarks highlighting the beginning of the 7th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the Department’s continued commitment to making cybersecurity a shared responsibility. They were joined by National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) Executive Director Michael Kaiser.

“During October, we all have a shared obligation to reaffirm our own commitment to increasing cybersecurity whenever and wherever possible. National Cybersecurity Awareness Month provides a platform for those of us in government, at the federal, state, local, levels, as well as our partners in the private sector, non-profit, academia, and internationally to help further educate all Americans and the global internet community about the importance of cybersecurity,” said Mr. Schmidt. “It is our shared responsibility to create a safe, secure and resilient cyber environment.”

The creation of “Stop. Think. Connect.” was the result of an intensive collaborative effort over the past year from the Online Consumer Security and Safety Messaging Convention, an effort organized by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), key industry leaders, government agencies, and nonprofits.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a coordinated effort between DHS, the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), and NCSA to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and help Americans establish smart cyber habits that will lead to increased protection online.

To learn more about the “Stop. Think. Connect.” campaign and download free online safety tips and resources, visit www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect. For information about DHS’s other efforts to protect and safeguard America’s computer systems and networks from attacks, visit www.dhs.gov/cyber.