What is National Police Week?
National Police Week occurs every May, and in 2023 we will be commemorating it with live, in-person events. The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum will hold ceremonies, including the 35th Annual Candlelight Vigil, to honor the fallen officers whose names have recently been added to the Memorial.
The 35th Annual Candlelight Vigil will be held on Saturday, 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.
The Principal Organizers of National Police Week
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Fraternal Order of Police/Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary (FOP/FOPA)
Organizes the Peace Officers Memorial Day Service at the U.S. Capitol.