National Police Week Goes Virtual: May 9 – 15

The pandemic has upended just about everything, so it comes as no surprise that most of the official events for this year’s National Police Week are virtual.

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. There’s also the 33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil, happening virtually on Thursday, May 13 at 8:00 p.m.

National Police Week occurs every May, and gives commmunities across the county the chance to connect with law enforcement and increase awareness about the services they provide. Started by President Kennedy 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.

In-person events are planned for October 13-17, 2021 in Washington, DC to offer the same respect, honor, remembrance, and community support as National Police Week, while allowing law enforcement, survivors, and citizens to gather and pay tribute to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. Schedule at a glance