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National Police Week May 2021 Events

May 09 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.

However, virtual Police Week events are still being planned in May. Virtual events in May along with other in-person events are listed below.

Please click here for further information.

May 09 2021

Officer Safety and Wellness Product Showcase

Launches May 9 in conjunction with Police Week 2021 and will remain accessible for five weeks. 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

Unity Tour Chapters 4, 7, 8, 10, 13 and 37 are planning rides various rides in May 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 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 13 2021

33rd Annual Virtual Candlelight Vigil

At 8 p.m. NLEOMF will host a Virtual Candlelight Vigil to memorialize those who sacrificed all for their communities.

An in-person event 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.

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

Upcoming Events

Jul 20 2021

43rd Annual NAPO Convention

The 43rd Annual Convention has been moved to July 20–23 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Additional information will be emailed to members regarding registration, hotel information and discounts with Hertz, Delta and United Airlines.

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

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.

Oct 03 2021

NAPO’s Attorney Seminar

NAPO’s Attorney Seminar will take place as previously planned in Palm Beach, Florida Oct. 3–5. This legal seminar will offer CLE credits. Registration information will be available in June.

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

National Police Week 2021 In-Person October Events

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).  Formal invitations will be mailed in May. Tickets will be available for purchase online in late summer.

For more information regarding TOP COPS , including hotel reservations and airlines discounts, please visit https://www.napo.org/events/upcoming-events/21tc/  For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Loranger at [email protected] or (703) 549-0775.

Past Events

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.

 

Apr 23 2020

Facial Recognition in Law Enforcement Live-Streamed Event

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum hosted a free live-streamed event: Facial Recognition in Law Enforcement: A New Normal.

The public program focused on issues surrounding facial recognition technology, including the pros and cons of its use, applications during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, normalizing surveillance in public spaces, the need for effective and efficient law enforcement tools in the digital age, ethnic bias and privacy concerns, and legal accountability and oversight.

Facial Recognition in Law Enforcement: A New Normal was live-streamed via Crowdcast.

National Police Week 2020

May 13 2020

Virtual Candlelight Vigil

Due to the COVID-19 National Emergency, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) will be hosting a Virtual Candlelight Vigil at 8 p.m. ET May 13 instead of their publicly attended event at the National Mall.

Please click here to register in advance to watch the Virtual Candlelight Vigil.

The vigil will be broadcast via Verizon Media’s BUILD by Yahoo series and on its social platforms Facebook and Twitter, @VZUpToSpeed, as well as on LawMemorial.org and the Memorial’s YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter platforms.

The 2020 ceremony will include special remarks by more than 50 guests. The names of the 307 fallen that will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this year will be read aloud. Those tuning into the vigil can also visit a web app to view the full list of fallen officers, with their name, rank and photo.

Through UNITED BY LIGHT, you can pay tribute to a law enforcement officer by lighting a virtual candle with a personal message of respect, honor, or remembrance. Once you submit your gift, a thank you page will appear in your browser with a link to a form to create your message. Your personal message will be posted on NLEOMF’s UNITED BY LIGHT tribute wall, and you can share your message via social media with family and friends.

Click here to donate by lighting a virtual candle.

From Marcia Ferranto, NLEOMF Chief Executive Officer: We understand this is a difficult and uncertain time for many and we are only asking you to give if you can. Please stay safe and healthy.

May 14 2020

C.O.P.S. hosts Police Week Memory Board

C.O.P.S. virtual “Memory Board” video/watch party will be held at 7 p.m. on Facebook. Click here for the link at 7 p.m. May 14 that will feature the surviving families saying recorded messages and showing pictures of their fallen officer. Followers will be encouraged to post in the comments messages of support during the watch party.

May 15 2020

National Police Week Merchandise Sale

While the current public health crisis may be preventing in-person gatherings in Washington, DC, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reopened their online gift shop and many items are listed at a discounted price until May 31, 2020.

National Police Week continues to serve as the annual time to honor and recognize our nation’s law enforcement. Celebrate 2020 National Police Week with the purchase of popular items from the existing store as well as special 2020 National Police Week merchandise.

Please browse the gift shop and search the National Police Week category. New items are being added daily. Click here to see some of the discounted items.