Information for Participants
If you plan to join National Police Week activities in an official or unofficial capacity in honor of our fallen officers, information on places to stay and event participation is listed below.
The Memorial Committee has contracted with Planit Meetings to provide discounted rates on hotel rooms for Police Week attendees. Visit their web site to check availability and make reservations.
This information will be updated as the schedule becomes available. The period from May 13 to May 19, 2018, will mark the official Annual Police Week Memorial observance. It's important to note that although those are the official observance dates, the events surrounding National Police Week, especially Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) activities, begin on May 11.
I am privileged to coordinate this years' escorts in support of COPS and COPS' Kids events. This program is for Official Active Duty Motorcycle Officers only, who will be utilized only as Ceremonial Escort Motors. Motorcycle Units wishing to honor fellow officers, their eternal sacrifice and the surviving family members should schedule their working hours around the follow assignments.
Friday, May 11:
The US Park Police will host a full breakfast at their Anacostia Hanger at 0700 on for all Motors. The Police Survivors will arrive at Ronald Reagan Airport and be escorted to their respective hotel. Motor Officers should report to RNA lower concourse, ready to ride at 0900 hours. Tour of duty will end at approximately 1800 hrs.
Saturday, May 12:
The Police Survivors will arrive at Ronald Reagan Airport and be escorted to their respective hotel. Motor Officers should report to RNA lower concourse, ready to ride at 0900 hours. Tour of duty will end at approximately 1800 hrs.
Sunday, May 13:
30th Annual Candlelight Vigil. Motors wishing to participate should report to the Alexandria Hilton Hotel, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria Va. NLT 1600 hours, ready to ride. End of tour is expected to be 2030 hours.
Monday, May 14:
COPS Kids Escort to the FBI National Academy. Officers will meet at the Seminary Hotel Parking area NLT 0830 hrs. The usual tours of the FBI Academy and the Marine Corps Museum will also occur. Lunch is provided on this day by Harley Davidson Police and Fleet Sales. Motor Officers are encouraged to bring challenge coins, decals, patches etc as "give-aways" to the survivor children.
Tuesday, May 15:
The Annual Peace Officers Memorial Day Service. Officers wishing to ride in the procession should report to the rear of the Alexandria Hilton NLT 0830 hours. All Motor Officer responsibilities end at 1200 hours.
C.O.P.S. Escort Coordinator
USPP Motor Sgt. (Retired)
Participation in Memorial Service
Honor Guard and Color Guard Teams participating in the Memorial Service on May 15 should meet at the US Capitol and arrive by 0800 hrs at the Maryland Ave. Walkway (west side of the Capitol). Your team will receive information from the announcer as to where teams are needed. Plan to be in position from 0900 hrs to 1500 hrs when the service concludes.
If you wish to perform either the National Anthem or your own musical submission, please send an e-mail to Mike Nied at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a bio and FOP affiliation (i.e., lodge number, type of member, etc.) You will also be instructed where to send a sample CD. All final submissions must be in by March 12, 2018. A decision for performers will be made by the National FOP Memorial Committee, along with the National FOP Auxiliary Memorial Committee, shortly after the submission deadline.