National Police Week

What is National Police Week?

National Police Week occurs every May, and in 2022 we will be commemorating it with live, in-person events. From May 11–16, the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum will hold ceremonies, including the 34th Annual Candlelight Vigil, to honor the fallen officers whose names have recently been added to the Memorial.

The 34th Annual Candlelight Vigil will be held on Friday, May 13.

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America’s law enforcement community.

The Principal Organizers of National Police Week

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Produces the annual Candlelight Vigil.
202.737.3400 | vigil@nleomf.org

Fraternal Order of Police/Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary (FOP/FOPA)

Organizes the Peace Officers Memorial Day Service at the U.S. Capitol.

Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)

Holds the National Police Survivors’ Conference.
573.346.4911 | cops@nationalcops.org


May 11-16, 2022

Schedule of Events

Presented By

May 11, 2022
  • National  Police K9 Memorial Service
May 11 and 12, 2022
  • C.O.P.S. Survivors Arrivals
May 12, 2022
  • Police Unity Tour Ride-In and Ceremony
  • Law Enforcement United Ride-In
  • Memorial Tribute Concert
  • Honor Guard Appreciation Reception (invitation only)
May 13, 2022
  • Candlelight Vigil
May 13 – 15, 2022
  • Police Week Tent City
May 14, 2022
  • C.O.P.S. Conference and Gala
  • FOP Honor Guard Team Competition
May 15, 2022
  • National Peace Officers Memorial
  • Wreath Laying and Stand Watch for the Fallen
May 16, 2022
  • C.O.P.S. Survivors Conference
  • Picnic on the Patio