National Police Week

What is National Police Week?

National Police Week occurs every May, and in 2021 we will be commemorating it with virtual events that can be viewed from anywhere in the world. From May 9–15, the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum will deliver programs to keep current officers safe and healthy, as well as ceremonies to honor those fallen officers whose names have been recently added to the Memorial. 

View the 33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil, that was held virtually on Thursday, 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. 

During Police Weekend 2021, NLEOMF holds the permit for all events taking place at the Memorial. If you wish to hold a ceremony or event at the Memorial from October 11 to October 17, 2021, please complete the form below.

The Principal Organizers of National Police Week

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Produces the annual Candlelight Vigil.
202.737.3400 |

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 |


October 13 – 17, 2021


2021 Roll Call of Heroes

Honor Guard Signup

Police Weekend
2021 Sponsors

Police Week Store

Survivors National Conference

National Peace Officers Memorial Service