Police Weekend 2021

October 13 – 17, 2021

In 2020, the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum established Police Weekend.

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.

Every year in October, the NLEMM hosts special activities to honor law enforcement such as the iconic Run for the Badge 5K and complimentary Family Fun day at the Museum.

This year, due to the pandemic, the Candlelight Vigil, which usually takes place on May 13th, will occur on Thursday, October 14th at 6:00 pm on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Other events and programs sponsored by the Police Unity Tour, C.O.P.S. and F.O.P., which also happen in May, will take place from October 13 to October 17, 2021. However, the Run for the Badge has been moved to Saturday, October 9, 2021, to accommodate the other events taking place this year.

To learn more about the Run for the Badge 5K, click here.

We need friendly and energetic volunteers ready to donate your time to a great cause.

The Museum

The Museum hours on Wednesday, October 13 will be 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Thursday, October 14, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Come check out the new driving simulator. See what it is like driving a police car at high speed to catch a criminal. You also don’t want to miss the first curated exhibit at the Museum, “Post 9/11: The Evolution of American Law Enforcement.” To buy tickets to the Museum, click here.

Destination Zero Conference and Awards Ceremony

Finally, two special activities have been added this year. They are the esteemed Destination Zero Conference, and the Destination Zero Awards Ceremony. Both are planned for Friday, October 15, and will be livestreamed on NLEMM’s social media platforms. To register for the conference, click here.

At the close of National Police Weekend, all items left at the Memorial may be saved and placed into the National Law Enforcement Museum’s collection or may be disposed of respectfully. Anyone who has left an item at the Memorial that they wish to keep should remove it by 10:00 am on Sunday, October 17, 2021. Due to limited storage capacity and resources, the National Law Enforcement Museum is no longer able to accept car doors and hoods or department patches.
Please note: The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is not responsible for any objects placed on or near the Memorial walls that become displaced or damaged by inclement weather.

Your Guide to Police Weekend

2021 Roll Call of Heroes

Honor Guard Signup

Police Weekend
2021 Sponsors

Police Week Store

Survivors National Conference

National Peace Officers Memorial Service