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Upcoming Events

Jun 29 2022

Successful Deployment of Law Enforcement Technology Virtual Event

Improvements in law enforcement technology can save lives, protect officers, and make operations more efficient. Join the National Law Enforcement Museum virtually at 2 p.m. Eastern Time for a conversation about deploying technological advancements successfully.

The discussion will consider the effectiveness of new technology, the accountability for ethical implementation, and the community engagement needed to educate the public about law enforcement responsibility. By pursuing better training and communication about new technology, we can support safer communities for everyone.

Click here to register for the virtual event.

Jul 25 2022

NAPO’s 44th Annual Convention

Members are invited to join NAPO’s 44th Annual Convention July 25-28, 2022 at the iconic downtown Cleveland hotel, the “Metropolitan at The 9”, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection.

Participate in setting NAPO’s legislative priorities for the remainder of the 117th Congress while preparing for the midterm elections. Featuring presentations by prominent national speakers about the latest challenges and victories in advocating for the men and women we represent, and the associations we lead.

The luxury hotel is within walking distance to all city attractions and urban dining including: The Children’s Museum, Great Lakes Science Center, boating & fishing on Lake Erie and a wide choice of breweries, trendy restaurants and pubs. An evening is also planned at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and an excursion to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in nearby Canton.

Click here to register and for information including hotel reservations, transportation discounts and updates to the meeting agenda and planned activities.

Jul 28 2022

Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Summit

Join the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund for a free one-day summit at the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC in person or virtually from any location 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

The Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Summit will feature presentations and discussions on the issue of law enforcement traffic-related fatalities and how to make it safer for officers and instill a stronger culture of safety. The Summit will bring together a panel of experts working to improve traffic safety for law enforcement to discuss the issues and propose a set of universal recommendations that will be shared with the law enforcement community to improve vehicle and roadside safety.

This free event will feature a series of 45-minute panel discussions and presentations hosted in conjunction with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

In-person attendees will enjoy continental breakfast as well as free time to explore the Museum and experience its state-of-the-art simulators. Click here to register for the in-person Summit.

Click here to register for the virtual Summit.

Sep 14 2022

SAVE THE DATE - 2022 POLC/GELC Annual Conference

The 2022 POLC/GELC Annual Conference is scheduled for Sept. 14-16, 2022 at the luxurious Park Place Hotel & Conference Center in downtown Traverse City.

Save the dates on your calendar!

More details will be shared in the new year.

Oct 15 2022

Run for the Badge 5K

The in-person run/walk begins at 9 a.m. Eastern Time. Runners, walkers, and Memorial and Museum supporters meet in Washington, DC, or virtually to raise money, and earn prizes– in honor of law enforcement!

Run for the Badge is a fully supported timed 5K race on a closed course starting and finishing at the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum campus at 444 E Street, NW, Washington, DC. The race will be followed by an awards ceremony at 10:30 am (est).

Click here for more details.

Past Events

Feb 02 2022

Discussion of 2021 Fatality Numbers, In-Depth Review of Traffic-Related Cases

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum’s Officer Safety and Wellness team provided an important traffic safety webinar.

This free virtual event included opening remarks will be given by Wilford Price, Enforcement and Justice Services Division, National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). Troy S. Anderson, Executive Director of Officer Safety and Wellness and seasoned expert in officer safety and wellness, reviewed the most recent fatality data, focusing on firearms-related fatalities, the recent uptick in ambushes, and COVID-19-related fatalities.

Senior Project Manager Nick Breul offered an in-depth look at traffic-related fatalities and offer an analysis of the year-end statistics, trends seen across the country, and relay the contributing factors to one of the worst years on record for traffic-related line-of-duty-deaths.

Click here for more information.

Nov 19 2021

Stress & Cardiovascular Disease among First Responders Webinar

This free webinar was open to the public. The session included a series of 10-minute presentations followed by a 30-minute live question and answer session, moderated by Dr. Stephen James, an assistant professor at Washington State University.

For more information, click here.

 

Nov 15 2021

Online Post-Traumatic Stress Series

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is offering two online series about trauma focusing on the 9/11 attacks.

While societal perspectives of post-traumatic stress have changed over the last few years, stigmas remain. By focusing on a large-scale, shared event, like the 9/11 attacks, NLEOMF hopes to open the door to better understanding the nature of trauma in the ongoing work of law enforcement.

Part 1: HOPE, streamed over three consecutive nights, Nov. 15-17. The series of three one-on-one interviews focused on hope amidst the trauma of 9/11, including responses to PTSI that have the demonstrated potential; moments of communities pulling together for support; and stories about community organizations supporting those affected by trauma and loss.

Part II: TOGETHER, streamed Nov. 18. This open panel conversation focused on trauma grounded in the 9/11 experience, with therapist-driven opportunities to hear stories of the day from NYC and the Pentagon, life since (including manifestations of PTSI), and steps taken for self-care of mental health. Panelists included first-responders and health professionals.

Oct 24 2021

Walk a Mile Halloween Style

Join fellow law enforcement survivors for this one-mile walk around downtown Muskegon in honor of fallen officers. All proceeds from Walk A Mile Halloween Style will benefit the Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Monument in Lansing.

The cost is register is $25. Click here for more information.

Oct 08 2021

National Faith & Blue Weekend

The mission of National Faith & Blue Weekend (Faith & Blue), Oct. 8 – 11, 2021, is to work towards safer, stronger, more just, and unified communities by directly facilitating collaborations between law enforcement officers and residents through the connections of local houses of worship.

Faith & Blue events are jointly organized by faith-based organizations and law enforcement professionals and can be done in-person, socially distanced, and/or virtually. These events include forums and town halls, peace and unity walks/marches, picnics, athletic events, vigils, and other activities that foster an environment of problem-solving, resolution, and reconciliation.

Click here for Faith & Blue events happening in Michigan.

For more information, visit National Faith & Blue Weekend or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. #FaithandBlue

Sep 15 2021

2021 POLC/GELC Annual Conference

The 2021 POLC/GELC Annual Conference was held Sept. 15 – 17, 2021 at the Park Place Hotel & Conference Center in beautiful downtown Traverse City.

Photo courtesy of Park Place Hotel & Conference Center

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

 

 

The event featured an outdoor cocktail reception, the 23rd Annual POLC/GELC Golf Outing, and a Poker Run, with beverage stops at local establishments.

Click here for more information.

National Police Week May 2022 - Washington D.C.

May 03 2022

28th Annual Blue Mass

12:10 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 619 Tenth Street, NW (10th & G Streets). First responders gather to remember the contributions of those who have served in law enforcement and public safety agencies and to ask for continued protection for them in the future.  Click here or contact (202) 347-2713 for more details.

May 08 2022

Annual Law Ride & Wreath Laying Ceremony

Staging 6:30-10:30 a.m. Report no later than 10 a.m. to D.C. National Guard Armory, 2001 E. Capital St. SE, Lot 10. Kick-stands up at 10:45 a.m. for the 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ride to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial for wreath laying and presentations. Contact JD Perkins at (240) 463-3294 or [email protected] or Sly Barnes (202) 957-1100 or [email protected]

May 11 2022

Early Arrival

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Ronald Reagan Airport. Shuttle service provided to those who pre-registered with C.O.P.S. from airport to C.O.P.S. hotels. Click here for more information.

May 11 2022

NAPO Legislative Update Breakfast & Annual Lobby Day

8:45 a.m. registration with 9 a.m. breakfast at MGM National Harbor Hotel, 101 MGM National Ave. in National Harbor, MD. Advanced registration required. Email Elizabeth Loranger at [email protected] or call (703) 549-0775.

To have NAPO arrange Congressional meetings please contact Andy Edmiston, NAPO’s Director of Governmental Affairs, by May 2, 2022 at [email protected] or (703) 549-0775.

Click here for more information or to register.

Please note: Due to the ongoing COVID & Security restrictions at the U.S. Capitol complex, the Annual Legislative Awards Luncheon has been canceled.

 

May 11 2022

4th Annual National Police K-9 Memorial Service

1 p.m. at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Service will include a wreath laying ceremony to honor Police K-9s killed in the line of duty.

Contact [email protected] or (888) 459-7768. Click here for more information about the National Police Dog Foundation.

May 12 2022

2nd Annual Back the Blue Bike Tour

Law Enforcement Officers are invited to participate in the bike tour, which will begin at the Capitol Building and end at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

To participate, please RSVP to Andy Edmiston at NAPO by Noon on Friday, May 6 at (703) 549-0774.

Arrive at the Capitol no later than 7:15 a.m. and bring your own bike. A list of rental options is below.

Once at the Memorial, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, who is hosting the event, will be laying a wreath in honor of fallen officers from his district. There will be coffee and refreshments at the Memorial and Republican Members of Congress will be there to meet and thank law enforcement from around the country, followed by a press conference.

If you do not want to participate in the bike ride, you are welcome to join them at the Memorial reception. Please be at the Memorial by 8 a.m.

Bike Rental options include: Unlimited Biking (202) 842-2453 from *$16 with 2-hour minimum (including helmet); Big Wheel Bikes (202) 337-0254 Daily rate by reservation for $35 (including helmet) and *Walk-ins available at $25 for 3 hours or less, and at $35 for more than 3 hours; Capitol Bikeshare $2.50 for a 30 minute trip, $5.50 for a 90 minute trip, and $8 for a 24-hour pass. *Available for purchase through the Lyft app or at the station kiosk. *Helmets not included

This is a casual attire event. Law enforcement officers are welcome to wear their uniform, but should not feel obligated. However, it would be helpful if officers wore something that indicated what organization they are with, even if it is just a pin or button on their shirt showing their organization’s name.

May 12 2022

Official Arrival

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Ronald Reagan Airport. Shuttle service provided to those who pre-registered with C.O.P.S. from airport to C.O.P.S. hotels. Click here for more information.

May 12 2022

Philly to D.C. Memorial Run

Depart 9 a.m. May 12 from Philadelphia Navy Yard. Arrival at 12:00 p.m. May 14 at the center of National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial off of F Street. Run to honor fallen officers.

For more information, contact Tim Hoagland at (609) 929-1626 or click here.

May 12 2022

Law Enforcement United (LEU) Bike Ride

1 p.m. arrival, location TBD. 250-mile bike ride into Washington D.C. in honor of fallen officers and support of survivors. Funds raised benefit C.O.P.S., Spirit of Blue and the Officer Down Memorial Page. Click here for more details.

May 12 2022

Washington Nationals Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Special Ticket Event

1:05 p.m. Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets baseball game. Tickets must be purchased online.

For every ticket sold, the Washington Nationals will donate $5 to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).

For group discounts on 20 or more tickets, call Josh Grohs at (202) 640-7714 or email [email protected]

May 12 2022

Police Unity Tour Arrival Ceremony

2-4 p.m. Arrival at the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, with ride in and ceremony. 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 officers while raising funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum.

Call (973) 443-0030, email [email protected] or click here for more details.

May 12 2022

29th Annual TOP COPS Awards Dinner

6:30 p.m. at MGM National Harbor Hotel, 101 MGM National Ave., National Harbor, MD. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be available for purchase in April 2022. Contact Elizabeth Loranger at [email protected] or (703) 549-0775.

To help with efforts to produce a fitting tribute, NAPO members are asked to sponsor the event. To choose from several sponsorship levels, click here: Law Enforcement Sponsorship 29th TOP COPS.

With hotel rooms expected to be limited, NAPO reserved a block of rooms for those attending the TOP COPS Awards Dinner at the MGM National Harbor Hotel. Reservations are open to NAPO Executive Board Members attending the awards dinner prior to rooms being open to others. Click here to make a reservation for the special NAPO rate of $259 plus an $18 nightly resort fee.

May 13 2022

34th Annual Candlelight Vigil

8-9:30 p.m. at the National Mall, between 12th and 14th Streets, NW, and livestreamed on: NLEOMF.org/vigil, Facebook.com/NLEOMF and YouTube.com/theNLEOMF

The vigil honors officers killed in the line-of-duty whose names were engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall in 2022. The 2022 “Roll Call of Heroes” includes 472 officers who were killed during 2021 (including 319 COVID-related fatalities), the most to ever be added to the memorial in one single year. An additional 147 officers who died in previous years (before 2021), whose sacrifice had not been previously documented, will also be added to the wall.

This year, for the first time, those interested in attending are asked to register. Survivors, Federal, state, and local government officials, law enforcement personnel, our corporate partner and sponsors, and the general public can register herePlease note: Only survivors who are NOT registered for the Concerns for Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) Conference, should register through NLEOMF. Those registered through the C.O.P.S. website are automatically registered for the Candlelight Vigil.

For more information click here or email: [email protected] or call (202) 737-3400.

May 13 2022

FOP DC Lodge #1 Tent City Event

11 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily on Lot 8 at RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capital Street S.E. Washington D.C. Network with law enforcement agencies while enjoying music, food and drinks at the bar. Free parking in Lot 8.

Click here to stay updated on all things Police Week and Tent City and across social media at @policeweekdc.

May 14 2022

Annual Steve Young National Honor Guard Competition and Pipe Band Competition

8 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. at the U.S. Capitol Building Reflecting Pool, West Side of the Capitol near 3rd Street, SW. Teams will provide a one-day event, including Team Inspection, Color Guard Posting of the Colors, and the Exhibition Phase. The performances honor fallen peace officers, their families and active law enforcement officers. For more information, click here. 

May 14 2022

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

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Local Law Enforcement academies. K-12 children, stepchildren and siblings of the fallen attend grief counseling sessions designed for their needs and age-appropriate fun and social activities. Must be pre-registered, no on-site registration. Click here for more details and to register or call (573) 346-4911.

May 14 2022

C.O.P.S. Day Care Program

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA. Surviving children, stepchildren 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 for registration and more details.

May 14 2022

C.O.P.S. National Police Survivors’ Conference (Day 1 of 2)

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 to register and for more details   or call (573) 346-4911.

May 14 2022

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 registration and more details.

May 14 2022

Picnic on the Patio

6-9 p.m. 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. 

May 14 2022

16th Annual National Police Week 5k

7 a.m. Check-in, on-site registration and pre-race day activities. Race starts at 9 a.m. 1621 North Kent St., Arlington, VA.  Click here to register and/or sponsor the event or for more information.

May 14 2022

FOP DC Lodge #1 Tent City Events

11 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily on Lot 8 at RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capital Street S.E. Washington D.C. 20003. Network with law enforcement agencies while enjoying music, food and drinks at the bar. Free parking in Lot 8. Stay updated on all things Police Week and Tent City by visiting www.policeweektentcity.com, and across social media at @policeweekdc.

May 14 2022

4th Annual Blue Honor Gala

Time and location TBD. Formal event for law enforcement, survivors and peer supporters honoring our fallen heroes. Blue or black formal/semi-formal attire or uniforms. Featuring musical performance by Diamond Rio. For more information, click here.

May 14 2022

28th Annual Emerald Society & Pipeband Memorial March and Service

Line up beginning at 5 p.m. for 6 p.m. March from Capitol Hill at New Jersey Avenue and F Street, NW (near Union Station). March proceeds along E Street to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, where memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Click here for more information and Memorial March applications or contact John Vize at (914) 438-6104 or [email protected]

May 14 2022

Washington Nationals Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Special Ticket Event

7:05 p.m. Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros baseball game. Tickets must be purchased online.

For every ticket sold, the Washington Nationals will donate $5 to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).

For group discounts on 20 or more tickets, call Josh Grohs at (202) 640-7714 or email [email protected]

May 15 2022

FOP DC Lodge #1 Tent City Events

11 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily on Lot 8 at RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capital Street S.E. Washington D.C. 20003. Network with law enforcement agencies while enjoying music, food and drinks at the bar. Free parking in Lot 8. Stay updated on all things Police Week and Tent City by visiting www.policeweektentcity.com and across social media at @policeweekdc

May 15 2022

Washington Nationals Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

1:35 p.m. Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros baseball game.

Ticket price includes a $5 donation to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF). Tickets must be purchased online.

For group discounts on 20 or more tickets, call Josh Grohs at (202) 640-7714 or email [email protected]

May 15 2022

National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service

Noon on the West Front Lawn of the United States Capitol. Honoring mainly recently fallen officers. Approximately 3.5 hours. Law enforcement must wear badge on outer most garment and have two forms of government ID which include department credentials. Click here for more information,  email FOP at [email protected] or call (202) 547-1651.

May 15 2022

Wreath Laying Ceremony

2-2:30 p.m. Following the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police and Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary will proceed to the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial for the annual Wreath Laying Ceremony. Contact the FOP by email at [email protected] or by phone at (202) 547-1651 for more information.

May 15 2022

Standing Watch for the Fallen

2:15 p.m. to 12 a.m. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial following Wreath Laying Ceremony. Honor Guards from across the U.S. stand watch for 10-minute intervals to honor and remember the fallen.

May 16 2022

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

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Local Law Enforcement academies. K-12 children, stepchildren and siblings of the fallen attend grief counseling sessions designed for their needs and age-appropriate fun and social activities. Must be pre-registered, no on-site registration. Click here for more details and to register or call (573) 346-4911.

May 16 2022

C.O.P.S. Day Care Program

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA. Surviving children, stepchildren 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 for registration and more details.

May 16 2022

C.O.P.S. National Police Survivors’ Conference (Day 2 of 2)

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 to register and for more details  or call (573) 346-4911.

May 16 2022

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 registration and more details.

May 16 2022

Picnic on the Patio

6-9 p.m. 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 details.

May 17 2022

Travel Home Day

7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Transportation for survivors to Ronald Reagan Airport (DCA) ONLY is available through your hotel shuttle service. Neither C.O.P.S., nor the hotels can arrange transportation to Dulles or Baltimore-Washington International Airports.

Michigan Police Week 2022 Events

May 02 2022

Annual Michigan Peace Officers’ Candlelight Memorial Service

7 p.m. on the east steps of Lansing State Capitol, 100 North Capitol Avenue. Contact Brian Rendon, Michigan Concerns of Police Survivors President, at (877) 464-2677 or email [email protected] for more details.

May 15 2022

Police Week Michigan

This citizen project, launched in 2019, encourages residents to support their local law enforcement officers during National Police Week and throughout the year. The Police Week Michigan website is filled with ideas to support and recognize officers as individuals or through schools and community organizations.