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Sep 15 2021

SAVE THE DATE - POLC/GELC Annual Conference

Save the Date for the 2021 POLC/GELC Annual Conference Wednesday, Sept. 15 through Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 at the Park Place Hotel & Conference Center in beautiful downtown Traverse City.

Law enforcement and public employee advocate and author Will Aitchison will be returning as the keynote speaker. Aitchison, who leads seminars all over the country, will share his vast knowledge of topics affecting all public safety and public sector employees.

Photo courtesy of Park Place Hotel & Conference Center

The event will feature an outdoor cocktail reception, golf outing and another outdoor excursion yet to be announced.

Pre-conference packets will be mailed to Union Members in mid-to-late March. All of the event details will be enclosed.

For additional information, please contact Nancy Ciccone at (248) 524-3400.

Michigan Police Week 2021 Events

May 09 2021

Police Week Michigan

Police Week Michigan, a citizen project launched in 2019 which encourages residents to support their local law enforcement officers during National Police Week, May 9-15, 2021, and throughout the year.  Police Week Michigan’s website is filled with ideas to support and recognize officers as individuals or through schools and community organizations.

Click here for ideas to support your local law enforcement officers.

Aug 14 2021

Annual Michigan Peace Officers’ Candlelight Memorial Service

3 p.m. on the east steps of Lansing State Capitol, 100 North Capitol Avenue. The service will honor 2019 and 2020 fallen Michigan officers. Please contact Andrea Arrington, Michigan Concerns of Police Survivors President at (877) 464-2677 or email [email protected] for more information.

National Police Week Oct. 2021 - Washington D.C.

Oct 13 2021

In-Person National Events Postponed

National Police Week host organizers made the difficult, but necessary decision to postpone in-person events during Police Week May 9-15, 2021 to Oct. 13-17, 2021 in Washington D.C. due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In-person events were rescheduled because of the inability to secure necessary permits in time due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Virtual Police Week events were scheduled in May (listed below) along with some in-person events.

Please click here for further information.

Oct 13 2021

Police Unity Tour Arrival Ceremony

Police Unity Tour Chapters 1, 2 and 9 are postponing their May 2021 rides until October to align with COVID-19 postponed National Police Week in-person events. Arrival is at the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on Oct. 13.

Police Unity Tour raises awareness for law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty while raising funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum. Call (973) 443-0030, email [email protected] or visit www.policeunitytour.com for more information.

Oct 13 2021

Blue Honor Gala

Time and Location TBD. Formal event for law enforcement officers, survivors and peer supporters honoring fallen heroes. Click here for more details.

Oct 14 2021

Blue Family Brunch

9:30-11:30 a.m. at Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA. Open to those who registered through C.O.P.S. website. Survivors are encouraged to attend to meet fellow survivors prior to main events. Registration required at https://www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org/national-police-weekend

Oct 14 2021

NLEOMF Candlelight Vigil

6 p.m. at the National Mall. Honoring officers who died in the line of duty whose names were engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall in 2020 and 2021. Email [email protected], call (202) 737-3400 or visit https://nleomf.org/

Oct 15 2021

C.O.P.S. National Police Survivors’ Conference for Family Members & Friends

9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA. Surviving family and friends gather for support and understanding from other survivors, attend seminar sessions, and inspirational presentations on hope and survival. Click here for more information.

Oct 15 2021

C.O.P.S. National Police Survivors’ Conference for Co-Workers

9 a.m.-4 p.m. at DoubleTree Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Dr., Arlington, VA. Surviving co-workers meet others who understand how they feel, attend seminar sessions, and inspirational presentations on hope and survival. Click here for more information.

Oct 15 2021

C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens Program

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at local law enforcement academies. Fallen officers’ children, step-children and siblings in K-12th grade attend grief counseling sessions designed for their needs and age-appropriate fun and social activities. Must be pre-registered, no on-site registration.

Oct 15 2021

C.O.P.S. Day Care Program

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA. Surviving children, step-children and siblings – infant through preschool (up to age 6) – may attend the Day Care Program while adults are in seminar sessions. Children will receive lunch and must be pre-registered. Click here to register and for more information.

Oct 15 2021

Picnic on the Patio

6-9 p.m. at Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA. BBQ dinner featuring games, music, and more for survivors of all ages. Click here for more information.

Oct 15 2021

28th Annual TOP COPS Awards

The TOP COPS Awards will take place in Washington, D.C. with the TOP COP Awards Dinner being held in conjunction with National Police Week (Oct. 14–16).

Information regarding tickets, which must be purchased in advance, will be available for purchase in July.

For more information regarding TOP COPS,  please visit https://www.napo.org/top-cops/overview/

For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Loranger at [email protected] or (703) 549-0775.

National Police Week May 2021 - Washington D.C.

May 09 2021

Organizers Postpone In-Person Events

National Police Week host organizers made the difficult, but necessary decision to postpone in-person events during Police Week May 9-15, 2021 to Oct. 13-17, 2021 in Washington D.C. due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Please see the National Police Week listing for October (above) for complete details.

 

May 09 2021

Officer Safety and Wellness Product Showcase

May 9-14 in conjunction with Police Week 2021. The products will be featured on National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund website. Product vendors main line of products/services must be designed to serve law enforcement officers in their work. The products must improve or save lives highlighting the latest law enforcement technologies. Companies interested in exhibiting should contact Mary Petto, Senior Director of Corporate Relations, at (202) 737-7130. Click here for more information on the Product Showcase.

May 09 2021

Police Unity Tour Departure

Unity Tour Chapters 4, 7, 8, 10, 13 and 37 are planning various departure rides within or in close proximity to their host states following current executive orders and government recommendations.

Police Unity Tour raises awareness for law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty while raising funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum. Call (973) 443-0030, email [email protected] or visit www.policeunitytour.com for more information.

May 09 2021

Destination Zero Awards Announcement

5:00 p.m. EDT 2021 Destination Zero National Officer Safety and Wellness Award Winners will be featured in this video presentation. Four law enforcement agencies from across the nation are being recognized for their creative, innovative, and successful programs. To view the video and for more information, visit https://destinationzero.org/

May 10 2021

Wake Up, Work Out, Get Healthy

8-9 a.m. EDT National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum will present a recorded video series of law enforcement agencies and their healthy partners featuring a variety of morning workout programs including cross-fit, yoga, and mindfulness meditation. These programs are designed to encourage officers to engage in a healthy and resilient lifestyle.

May 10 2021

Built for Blue Art Installation Unveiling

10–10:30 a.m. EDT livestreamed from the Law Enforcement Museum the unveiling of the first ever U.S. Mint commemorative coin built out of LEGO® bricks. The event will be livestreamed on all National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum social media platforms as the museum is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Two officers saluting will be the front of the display and a folded flag with roses will be on the reverse. The display will measure 5.5-foot in diameter and 5-inches in width.

May 11 2021

Wake Up, Work Out, Get Healthy

8-9 a.m. EDT National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum will present a recorded video series of law enforcement agencies and their healthy partners featuring a variety of morning workout programs including cross-fit, yoga, and mindfulness meditation. These programs are designed to encourage officers to engage in a healthy and resilient lifestyle.

May 11 2021

Washington Nationals Law Enforcement Appreciation Days (May 11-13)

Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies. Game times are 7:05 p.m. May 11-12 and 1:05 p.m. May 13. Tickets include a $5 donation to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Tickets must be purchased online for this special event. Click here for more information. To purchase tickets for a group of 13 or more, call (202) 675.NATS (6287) or email [email protected]

May 11 2021

SAFLEO Suicide Prevention Program

1:30-2:30 p.m. EDT the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the VALOR Initiative offers this video on reducing officer suicides, which will include interviews with key players and introduce a new suicide prevention guidebook. Click here for guidebook and video.

May 12 2021

Wake Up, Work Out, Get Healthy

8-9 a.m. EDT National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum will present a recorded video series of law enforcement agencies and their healthy partners featuring a variety of morning workout programs including cross-fit, yoga, and mindfulness meditation. These programs are designed to encourage officers to engage in a healthy and resilient lifestyle.

May 12 2021

Hall of Remembrance 2021 Installation

10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. EDT A recorded video will be featured on the National Law Enforcement Museum website regarding the Hall of Remembrance, located inside the Museum. The Hall of Remebrance is an ongoing tribute to fallen officers honored each year. Plaques of each officer are displayed on the wall preserving their legacy. This special video presentation will chronicle the process of memorializing the nation’s fallen officers, including anecdotes from Museum staff.

May 13 2021

Wake Up, Work Out, Get Healthy

8-9 a.m. EDT National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum will present a recorded video series of law enforcement agencies and their healthy partners featuring a variety of morning workout programs including cross-fit, yoga, and mindfulness meditation. These programs are designed to encourage officers to engage in a healthy and resilient lifestyle.

May 13 2021

Police Unity Tour Arrival Ceremony

1:30-2:30 p.m. EDT Livestream at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Arrival of Police Unity Tour participants from Chapters 4, 7, 8, 10, 13 and 37. Members of law enforcement, along with survivors of line-of-duty deaths, from across the United States unite for a massive bicycle ride that pays tribute to fallen law enforcement heroes. Call (973) 443-0030, email [email protected] or visit www.policeunitytour.com for more information.

May 13 2021

33rd Annual Virtual Candlelight Vigil

At 8 p.m. EDT Livestream of Virtual Candlelight Vigil will be on National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube) and NLEOMF website to memorialize those who sacrificed all for their communities.

Click here to register to receive information on the 33rd Annual Virtual Candlelight Vigil as it becomes available.

An in-person Candlelight Vigil honoring the fallen whose names are engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC will be held during National Police Weekend, Oct. 13-17. Please see listing for October Police Week events below for more details.

May 14 2021

Wake Up, Work Out, Get Healthy

8-9 a.m. EDT National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum will present a recorded video series of law enforcement agencies and their healthy partners featuring a variety of morning workout programs including cross-fit, yoga, and mindfulness meditation. These programs are designed to encourage officers to engage in a healthy and resilient lifestyle.

May 16 2021

Police Week Tent City Inaugural Virtual 5K

This Virtual 5K run/walk will launch May 16 to support organizations that normally are represented and benefit from National Police Week and to show support for families of fallen officers.

Click here for more information and to register.

Past Events

May 18 2021

NAPO Webinar: Tax Efficient Retirement Income

NAPO partnered with longtime sponsor Nationwide to offer NAPO members an informative webinar on Retirement Planning.

Take Control of Your Retirement Planning ~ Manage Taxes on your Retirement Income was conducted.

A tax-efficient plan in retirement requires a thoughtful approach as early as 10 to 15 years prior. As participants transition into retirement, there are opportunities to make key decisions about retirement accounts, Social Security and where to take money from first. These decisions can impact the longevity of a retirement portfolio, how much income is lost to taxes and how much is left to heirs.

Feb 25 2021

Between Black and Blue: Complexity within Black Law Enforcement

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum is partnering with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) to host Between Black and Blue: Complexity within Black Law Enforcement, a free virtual panel discussion.

The panel discussion is scheduled for 2 p.m. (EST) Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

The two organizations are working together to create discussions that support Black law enforcement officers and encourage new recruits to join the force. Panelists will examine the potential “double backlash” facing Black police officers and offer pathways to change the culture inside agencies that could result in positive perceptions of the law enforcement community.

“What we do today, as a profession and as a society, is going to have a lasting impact on tomorrow’s communities,” said Marcia Ferranto, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. “Safer communities equal safer law enforcement, and conversations need to be had so that we can make it safer for both.”

Dec 09 2020

Breaking the Blue Ceiling

Breaking the Blue Ceiling: Attracting, retaining, and advancing women in law enforcement was streamed via Zoom.

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum hosted a high-profile panel of women and men in law enforcement to discuss the challenges of the recruitment of female officers, and the unique experiences that women face in their roles to serve and protect. There was no cost to participate.

The Keynote Speaker was The Honorable Maggie Hassan, Senator, United States Senate, Washington, DC. Regina Lombardo, Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)  who moderated the discussion.

Participants were invited to submit questions and engage presenters throughout the conversation.

Click here for more details.

Nov 10 2020

2020 Destination Zero Awards Ceremony

Destination Zero team had it’s first-ever virutal conference Nov. 10.

This biannual event featured sessions focused on officer safety, traffic safety, and wellness programs presented by award-winning agencies and experts in the medical and psychological fields, including a panel discussion on Pandemic, Protests and Policing in 2020: Strategies for Mental and Physical Well-Being.

Keynote speakers include law enforcement leaders who personally understand the needs of police agencies.

Destination Zero is a partnership between the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and VALOR Officer Safety Program.

Click here for more information.

Oct 21 2020

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC: 2020 POLC/GELC Conference

The 2020 POLC/GELC Annual Conference, originally scheduled for Oct. 21-23, 2020, has been cancelled due to safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here for more information.

Oct 10 2020

Run for the Badge 5K Virtual

Run for the Badge 5K, which honors America’s law enforcement officers with a 5K run, was held remotely as an exclusively virtual event this October.

Originally, the Oct. 10, 2020 run was planned to be held in Washington, DC with a virtual participation option. Due to rising cases of coronavirus in the United States, individuals can support the run from anywhere in the world.

The 5K benefitted the National Law Enforcement Museum. For more information, email [email protected]

Oct 10 2020

Weekend of Remembrance

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum hosted Weekend of Remembrance: Honoring those who serve and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, Oct. 10-11, 2020. Some events were live-streamed and/or took place remotely due to public health concerns during the coronavirus pandemic.

On Saturday, Oct. 10, National Run for the Badge 5K (detailed in above listing) took place remotely in cities across the country.

The Weekend of Remembrance virtual memorial service included a reading of the names of 307 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2019 and whose names were engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial walls in May 2020. The ceremony was live-streamed on the Memorial’s Facebook page.

Through the first National Faith & Blue Weekend police officers distributed care kits assembled by volunteers from local law enforcement, faith, and civic communities to assist the homeless across the Washington, DC area and on the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum campus Oct. 11.

Oct 06 2020

National Night Out

Organizers of National Night Out, which is traditionally held the first Tuesday in August annually in Michigan and in many other states (Aug. 4, 2020) are encouraging police departments to postpone their local events due to the pandemic.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are strongly recommending that all National Night Out 2020 areas celebrate on October 6th, the first Tuesday in October,” the National Night Out website states, adding that Texas and other select areas traditionally celebrate National Night Out the first Tuesday in October.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, while bringing back a true sense of community. For more information, visit https://natw.org

Sep 11 2020

9/11 Memorial Service Broadcast

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum broadcast live a 9/11 Memorial Service at 8:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11 from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. The Facebook broadcast is in lieu of inviting guests.

The service honored hundreds of law enforcement officers who responded to terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and the fatal crash of a hijacked plane in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001. Seventy-two officers died responding to the attacks and since then 350 more have died due to illnesses stemming from harmful exposure to toxic materials. Click here for more details.

Click here for the Facebook link to watch the 9/11 Memorial Service.