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.

Potential Impact of COVID-19 on NPW In-Person Events:

Please note C.O.P.S. is moving forward with originally scheduled plans for National Police Week to be held in May 2021. However, we continue to closely monitor restrictions due to COVID-19 that would impact events in Washington, D.C. Any decisions to cancel in-person events will be made jointly by the organizations that plan National Police Week. Communication to the C.O.P.S. membership will be ongoing. If you make the decision to purchase airline tickets, you should consider purchasing travel insurance. Registration deadline is March 26, 2021 at 4:00pm.

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

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