Sunday, May 13 through Saturday, May 19, 2018 is National Police Week.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as National Law Enforcement Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Law Enforcement 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.
Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation's Capital each year. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America's law enforcement community. This provides a unique opportunity to meet others who work in law enforcement.