National Police Week

30,000+ visitors come to Washington, DC to honor fallen officers.

C.O.P.S.Thousands of people will be visiting Washington, D.C. May 11-17 to observe National Police Week and to take part in the activities. Included in this group are surviving family members and co-workers of America’s fallen law enforcement heroes.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 designating May 15 as Peace Officers' Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. The law was amended by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Public Law 103-322, signed by President Bill Clinton, directing that the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff on all government buildings on May 15 each year. While the actual dates change from year to year, National Police Week is always the calendar week, beginning on Sunday, which includes May 15.

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National Police Week registrations will be mailed in January.
Incomplete registrations will not be accepted.

The registration deadline is March 30, 2018.

National Police Week, Early Arrival Day

DCA Airport
May 11, 2018

National Police Week, Official Arrival Day

DCA Airport
May 12, 2018

National Police Week, C.O.P.S. Registration Pickup

Candleight Vigil, Service begins at 8:00 pm with the newly engraved names being read at 9:00 p.m.
May 13, 2018

National Police Week, Conference Day 1

National Police Survivors’ Conference held at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
First day of C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens Activities (children, step-children and siblings of officer)
First day of C.O.P.S. Daycare (children, step-children and siblings of officer)
Pre-Memorial Service Meeting for 2014 Families
May 14, 2018

National Police Week, Service

37th Annual National Police Officers Memorial Service
May 15, 2018

National Police Week, Conference Day 2

Second day of the National Police Survivors’ Conference, Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
Second day of C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens Activities (children, step-children and siblings of officer)
Second day of C.O.P.S. Daycare (children, step-children and siblings of officer)
May 16, 2018

National Police Week, Official Departure Day

May 17, 2018