National Police Week

Sunday, May 10 – Saturday, May 16, 2020

The current crisis that our nation and the world is facing has resulted in the cancellation of public gatherings in DC during National Police Week 2020. The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum wants you to know that this crisis will not deter us from honoring the 2019 fallen. On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, we plan to march forward in solidarity with a virtual Candlelight Vigil and the reading of the names that can be watched from anywhere in the world. Then, as the future becomes more certain and the end of this crisis is near, we will begin to make plans for a live reading of names to honor our 2019 fallen officers. You have our commitment that the fallen will not be forgotten, and we will not rest until they receive the honor that they so rightfully deserve.

For now, we encourage you to support the mission of the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum by following the link below.

LIGHT A VIRTUAL CANDLE

National Police Week 2020
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 include:

  • National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), which produces the annual Candlelight Vigil.
    Phone: 202.737.3400 | vigil@nleomf.org
  • Fraternal Order of Police/Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary (FOP/FOPA), which organize the Peace Officers Memorial Day Service at the U.S. Capitol.
    www.policeweek.org
  • Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), which holds the National Police Survivors’ Conference.
    Phone: (573) 346-4911 | cops@nationalcops.org
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Guidelines: Collecting Memorial Objects for the National Law Enforcement Museum

Visiting Washington, DC