National Police Week 2016

National Police Week 2016

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.

Visit the National Police Week Retail Center, located at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 E Street (corner of 4th and E Streets NW) 1/2 block from the Memorial.

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 | Email:
  • Fraternal Order of Police/Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary (FOP/FOPA), which organize the Peace Officers Memorial Day Service at the U.S. Capitol.
  • Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), which holds the National Police Survivors' Conference.
    Phone: (573) 346-4911
    First year survivors, call: (800) 784-2677 |

Schedule of Events

May 3, 2016—12:00pm
The Blue Mass will be held at 12:00 p.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 619 Tenth Street, NW (10th & G Streets, NW) Washington, DC. 

May 8, 2016—11:00 am
LawRide | Procession will assemble at RFK Stadium/Armory (19th and East Capitol Street, NE) at 7:00 am; kick-stands up time of 10:45 am for the ride to the Memorial for wreathlaying ceremony and presentations 11 am-noon. 

May 10, 2016—10am-5pm
309 E Street (Corner of 4th and E Streets, NW —Fellowship Hall of First Trinity Lutheran Church), one block from the Memorial. 

May 11, 2016—10am-5pm
309 E Street (corner of 4th and E Streets, NW – Fellowship Hall of Trinity Lutheran Church) one block from the Memorial. 

May 12, 2016—2:00 pm
Please join the Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, in celebrating National Police Week. The Department of the Interior will hold its annual Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Ceremony on Thursday, May 12, 2016, 2:00 PM.  

May 12, 2016—2:00 pm
Police Unity Tour Arrival | National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial  

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National Police Week 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016 through Saturday, May 21, 2016

Please note: Because May 15, 2016 falls on a Sunday, some events will take place before the official dates of police week in 2016.

Honoring Law Enforcment Who Have Given The Ultimate Sacrifice. 

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