Honor Guard FAQ

National Police Week

Q. Do I need to bring equipment?
A. Unless you have been chosen for a Color Guard assignment, you do not have to bring any flags or rifles.

Q. What are the hours and locations for the Honor Guard Check-In?
A. On May 11, the HG Check-in table will be open from 10:00AM to 4:00PM at the Memorial.
On May 12, the HG Check-in table will be open from 10:00AM to 4:00PM at the Memorial.
On May 13, the HG Check-in table will be open from 10:00AM to 2:00PM at the Memorial.

Q. Where can I park for the Candlelight Vigil?
A. There is no parking available within the street closures around the event for any vehicles/buses. You are encouraged to take public transportation or be dropped off. Your only other option is to use one of the parking garages in the area.

Q. Where should I be dropped off for the Candlelight Vigil?
A. We recommend that you be dropped off at the corner of 7th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. This is the closest area outside of the road closures to the reporting areas.

Q. What if I won’t be able to make it to a shift/ I want to drop a shift?
A. Please email honorguard@nleomf.org as soon as possible if you will not be able to make a shift or would like to drop a shift. We will have late sign ups and will be able to fill in that assignment.

Q. Why do I need to check in?
A. Every department will need to have at least one member check in at the Honor Guard tent in order to pick up your assignment cards as well as additional information such as updated maps or information. Everyone MUST check in prior to 2:00PM on May 13th. Assignments not picked up after 2:00PM will be given away to other departments.

Q. I completed my assignment but I didn’t get a pin?
A. We order enough pins so that everyone who participates will get one. We ask that even if you do multiple assignments, you only take one pin. If you do not receive a pin after you’ve completed an assignment you can contact  honorguard@nleomf.org after Police Week and we will work with you.