Annual National Police Week 5K

National Police Week

The 13th Annual Police Week 5K will be take place at 601 4th Street, NW, Washington, DC – adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial.

2019 Top Cops Awards Dinner

Each year since 1994 NAPO has presented the TOP COPS Awards® Ceremony.  The purpose of the TOP COPS Awards® is to educate the American public about our nation’s heroes and to pay tribute to law enforcement officers in federal, state, county, tribal and local agencies from across the country for actions above and beyond the call of duty during the preceding year. Our TOP COPS are nominated by fellow officers. An independent Awards Selection Committee comprised of national law enforcement representatives select, from hundreds of nominations, one TOP COP case from each of the 50 States and U.S. territories. Officers from the top ten cases are selected as our TOP COPS Award® Winners. In each remaining state, one case has been selected for which the officer(s) will receive an Honorable Mention award.

The 26th Annual TOP COPS Awards Dinner

will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2019
at the Omni Shoreham Hotel
in Washington, DC in conjunction with
the celebration of National Police Week.

Reception starts at 6:30 pm
Seating for dinner and Awards Ceremony starts at 7:00 pm

This event sells out!
Tickets for the Awards Dinner must be purchased in advance.

31st Annual Candlelight Vigil

National Police Week
Each year on May 13th, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund produces its annual Candlelight Vigil—a signature event of National Police Week in Washington, DC. During the Candlelight Vigil, fallen officers whose names were engraved on the Memorial’s walls that spring are formally dedicated. Held on the National Mall between 7th and 12th streets, in addition to the lighting of candles and reading of names, the Candlelight Vigil includes remarks by dignitaries, and musical tributes performed to honor the memory of these fallen officers.

Map - Candlelight Vigil

Even if you can’t make it to DC this year, you can still show your support. You can register to view the live webcast of the Vigil.

And you can participate by lighting a virtual candle.  Your donation allows you to dedicate a virtual candle with a personalized message. It’s a meaningful way to thank an officer you know or recognize the service of all officers.

Annual National Honor Guard Competition and Pipe Band Competition

This event is hosted by the Fraternal Order of Police and takes place at the Grant Statue (west front of the United States Capitol). During the day you will see honor guard teams and pipe bands all performing for the public as they pay their heart felt tributes to law enforcement and the nation’s surviving families.


Annual Shomrim Society Kaddish (Memorial) Service

2019 Annual Shomrim Society Kaddish (Memorial) Service at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial with Reception to follow at MPD HQ Line-Up Room. The Washington Area Shomrim Society, along with its brothers and sister organizations from around the world invite you to attend their annual Kaddish (Memorial) Service to recognize Jewish members of Law Enforcement who were killed in the line of duty. The brief service includes Jewish and English prayer, a keynote speaker (to be announced), and a reception following the service. The event is open to all and is free to attend.

For more information:

Lieutenant Brett Parson, Co-President of the Washington Area Shorim Society;  Email:

New York Mets at Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals and the Memorial Fund invite you to join us in celebrating our brave law enforcement personnel during our annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Days at Nationals Park.

Ticket options:

  • GALLERY: $2

All tickets include a $5 donation to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Special Promo Code: NLEOMF

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