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In-person National Police Week events scheduled for May 2022

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 7, 2022


After two years of canceled, delayed and virtual events since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a full schedule of in-person National Police Week events is planned in 2022!

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, National Police Week. 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. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and upon all public buildings and grounds across the state of Michigan to be lowered to half-staff beginning May 15 in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day through the last day of Police Week, May 21.

“Today, we honor the memory of dedicated public safety officials who we have lost in the line of duty,” Whitmer said. “As a former prosecutor, public safety is a core issue for me, and we owe the fallen men and women who served our communities a debt that we cannot pay back. Let’s also thank the brave peace officers who keep us all safe every day for their service.”

National Police Week in-person events are being scheduled in Washington D.C. as well as in Michigan. While the official dates of Police Week 2022 are May 15-21, many events will take place before the 15th. Some events require advance registration. For more details on 2022 Police Week Events, please click on the link below for the Calendar listing.

Volunteers are needed during Police Week! To help Concerns of Police Survivors, please choose a slot on the signup sheet.  National Law Enforcement Museum volunteers are also being sought to work directly with survivors of fallen officers and the general public visiting the Museum.  Assistance is needed with Honor Guard tickets, retail efforts, working on the exhibit floor, and more. Those interested should email their full name, email address, and phone number along with their hours of availability to [email protected] A staff member will contact you within 24 hours.

Police Week merchandise can be purchased online through the National Law Enforcement Memorial & Museum by clicking on the link below.

Note: Police Week Events will continue to be updated and added to the listing as announcements are made.

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