Schedule for 2016

Note: National Peace Officers Memorial Day falls on Sunday, May 15 in 2016. Because National Police Week takes place during the calendar week on which May 15 falls, this year's official NPW dates are Sunday, May 15, 2016 through Saturday, May 21, 2016. However, several annual events will take place before May 15. (More events will be added to this schedule page as they are confirmed.)


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Police Unity Tour Arrival Ceremony
Arrival Ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Begun in 1997, the Police Unity Tour has raised nearly 16 million dollars for the NLEOMF. Visit www.policeunitytour.com, call 973-443-0030, or E-mail info@unitytour.com for more information.


Friday, May 13, 2016

28th Annual Candlelight Vigil
The Candlelight Vigil will be held at 8:00 p.m. at the 400 block of E Street, NW. The event is sponsored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. No tickets are required and everyone is welcome. Due to parking limitations, it is strongly advised that anyone attending the event take the Metro Red Line to Judiciary Square. For additional information please call 202-737-3400.


Saturday, May 14, 2016

22nd Annual Emerald Society & Pipe Band March and Service
4:30 p.m.: Assemble at New Jersey Avenue and F Street, NW – Step-off promptly at 6:00 p.m. March will proceed to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Joseph J. Keenan at (732) 754-7051.


National Police Survivors Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens
Sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel. Family and co-worker survivors have opportunities to receive support to understanding grief, prepare for trial, learn new coping skills, and build connections with others. School aged children of fallen officers spend the day at Quantico taking part in activities specially tailored for their age. Visit www.nationalcops.org or call 573-346-4911 for more information.


15th annual Steve Young National Honor Guard Competition and Pipe Band Competition
This event is hosted by the Fraternal Order of Police and takes place at the Grant Statue (west front of the United States Capitol.) During the day you will see honor guard teams and pipe bands all performing for the public as they pay their heart felt tributes to law enforcement and the nation’s surviving families. Time: 8:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m.

Contact: Ken Roske
Fraternal Order of Police, National Memorial Committee
711 4th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
e-mail: policeweekhg@aol.com
www.policeweekhonorguard.com


Sunday, May 15, 2016

35th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service
Sponsored by the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police and the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary. The Memorial Service will be held on the West Front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

The Service begins at 11:00 a.m. and is expected to run approximately 2 hours. Contact: Andy Maybo (amaybo@dc-fop.org) or Linda Hennie (lshennie@aol.com). The Wreath Laying Ceremony will be held immediately following the Memorial Service at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, located in the 400 block of E Street, NW.

Please note: Service begins promptly at 11 a.m.


Monday, May 16, 2015

National Police Survivors Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens
Day two of conference will allow surviving family and co-workers more opportunities to learn about coping, grief, and build connections. Kids and Teens of fallen officers spend the day with activities. In the evening, family and co-worker survivors can relax and enjoy the "Picnic on the Patio" at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel. Visit www.nationalcops.org or call 573-346-4911 for more information.