Craig W. Floyd
Craig W. Floyd is the Founding Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), a nonprofit organization established in 1984 to honor the service and sacrifice of America’s law enforcement officers. Mr. Floyd retired from the Memorial Fund at the end of December 2018.
For more than 30 years, he was one of law enforcement’s leading advocates—delivering speeches, hosting radio shows, publishing books, writing articles and conducting media interviews. His work as a Congressional aide, journalist and nonprofit leader has been widely credited with changing America’s attitude toward the law enforcement profession and saving officers’ lives.
Mr. Floyd helped form the Memorial Fund and has served from the outset as the organization’s chief executive officer. Under his leadership, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial was built and dedicated in October 1991. Today, that monument stands proudly in our nation’s capital as a richly deserved tribute to America’s peace officers. More than 21,000 fallen law enforcement officers have their names inscribed on that Memorial, dating back to the first documented fatality in 1786.
The Memorial Fund was successful in obtaining Congressional approval of a public law authorizing the establishment of the National Law Enforcement Museum on federal land adjacent to the Memorial. The Museum opened in October of 2018 and is the largest and most comprehensive institution of its kind in the world.
As Memorial Fund Founding CEO, Mr. Floyd has also spearheaded a number of other important projects to honor our nation’s law enforcement officers. They include enactment of a federal law authorizing all American flags to be flown at half-staff on “Peace Officers Memorial Day” (May 15); publication of the book, To Serve and Protect: A Tribute to American Law Enforcement; and enactment of a federal law authorizing 500,000 commemorative silver dollars to be issued by the U.S. Mint honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s law enforcement officers and their families. Prior to his work with the Memorial Fund, Mr. Floyd served for 10 years (1978-1988) as Legislative Assistant for U.S. Representative Mario Biaggi (Ret.), a New York City police legend, and the founder of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Mr. Floyd holds a bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He resides in Alexandria, VA, with his wife, Veronica.