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 2021 Postponement Q & A:

Will officers who were to be honored in May of 2020 and 2021 be honored at National Police Weekend in October?
Those officers who would have been honored in May of 2020 and 2021 will be honored in October.

I already registered for National Police Week for May 2021. Do I need to re-register for the National Police Weekend in October?
Yes, because of the schedule change everyone will need to re-register for National Police Weekend in October. Your previous registration may have included family members who cannot go, or you may have added family members who can now attend. Also, C.O.P.S. will need to know your travel plans, arrival and departure day, and which events you plan to attend.

When will registration for National Police Weekend in October open?
The C.O.P.S. staff is working hard to open the new registration by April 5th. An announcement will be made when registration is open. Check the C.O.P.S. website of concernsofpolicesurvivors.org for further information.

Do I need to cancel my hotel if I registered through C.O.P.S.?
No, the information you provided to C.O.P.S. has not been released and no credit cards have been charged.

What if I can’t cancel my flight?
Check with your airline to reschedule for October, determine if they offer travel vouchers or if they can explain their refund policy.

What if I have already paid my returning survivor fee?
All returning survivor fees will be refunded.

What if I purchased Blue Honor Gala Tickets?
All Blue Honor Gala Tickets will be refunded. At the time of this release, it has not been determined if the Gala will be held during the National Police Weekend in October 2021 or if the next Gala will be in May of 2022. An announcement will be made soon!

Registration is on-line only at: https://www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org/aboutnpw

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the postponement of National Police Week and need to talk to someone, please call our office!

National Police Week, Early Arrival Day

DCA Airport

Official Arrival Day

Law Enforcement United (LEU) Arrival Ceremony

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

Candlelight Vigil hosted by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

National Police Week, Conference Day 1

First Day of the National Police Survivors’ Conference hosted by C.O.P.S.
C.O.P.S. hosts day one of the Kids/Teens Program
C.O.P.S. hosts day one of the Daycare Program
C.O.P.S. Blue Honor Gala at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City

National Police Week, Service

National Peace Officers Memorial Service

National Police Week, Conference Day 2

Second Day of the National Police Survivors’ Conference hosted by C.O.P.S.
C.O.P.S. hosts day two of the Kids/Teens Program
C.O.P.S. hosts day two of the Daycare Program
C.O.P.S. Picnic on the Patio

Official Departure Day

No planned events