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 following assignments.
Saturday, 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.
Sunday, 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.
Monday, May 13:
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.
Tuesday, 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.
Wednesday, 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
Drinking water trailers, donated by Anheuser Busch, will be available. We highly recommend that you bring plastic refillable water bottles to the service. Although cups will be provided, it will help the reduction of litter if people use refillable plastic bottles.
If your agency's team wishes to sign up for the Cordon and Colors Honor Guard at the May 15th Service, you need to submit the following specific information to firstname.lastname@example.org: name, date of birth, SSN and agency of each member of the team. All information must be submitted no later than April 15, 2019, 1700 hours.
On May 15th, check in for Honor Guards will be at the Garfield Circle Entrance. Plan to be in position from 0830 hrs to around 1500 hrs when the service concludes. All Honor Guard Rifles must be rendered inert; i.e, bolt welded shut or barrel blocked so as to render it incapable of being fired on a permanent basis.
If you wish to be considered to perform any of the musical elements during the National Peace Officers Memorial Service on May 15th, please contact committee member Mike Nied by e-mail at email@example.com. You must include a short bio (including any FOP lodge affiliation as well as your Department/Agency) and the type of song/performance you wish to be considered for.
Once received, you will be instructed further on how to send in your submission. Submissions may be sent by CD, link, etc., via US mail or by e-mail.
Performance submissions are best when performed solo with minimal instrumentation.
The submission final deadline was Jan. 31, 2019.
National Law Enforcement Museum
The National Law Enforcement Museum is encouraging people who are planning to visit during Police Week to purchase their tickets early to avoid selling out of the available time slots. Buying your tickets in advance also means not having to wait in long lines to purchase them. Get the time you want and skip the line by buying your tickets in advance.
There is no parking at the Museum, and street parking is extremely limited in the area. There are several parking garages in the neighborhood, along E Street NW and at Capital One Arena, just two blocks away. The Museum does offer a small cafe where cold sandwiches, snacks and drinks can be purchased. You can also bring a boxed lunch to eat at the Museum cafe. Unfortunately, no food or drinks are allowed on the exhibit floor and must stay in the cafe area. Additionally, a second Museum Gift Shop will open at First Trinity Lutheran Church during Police Week. The church can be found on the corner of E and 4th Streets NW, half a block for the Museum.