2023

National Police Week

What is National Police Week?

National Police Week occurs every May, and in 2023, we commemorated it with live, in-person events. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Memorial Fund held 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 was 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.

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 | [email protected]

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

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

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

Holds the National Police Survivors’ Conference.
573.346.4911 | [email protected]

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