National Police Week
In 1962, President Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. Every year since, our Nation has set aside these 7 days to remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in protecting America’s citizens and communities. This year, during the week of May 15–21, the Office of Justice Programs is proud to join its partners throughout the country in honoring our law enforcement officers.
Visit our Bureau of Justice Assistance and National Institute of Justice Web sites to learn about our efforts to support law enforcement. Also, learn more about National Police Week history and events.