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Apr 23 2020

Facial Recognition in Law Enforcement Live-Streamed Event

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum is hosting this free live-streamed event: Facial Recognition in Law Enforcement: A New Normal.

The program, which is open to the public, will focus on issues surrounding facial recognition technology, including the pros and cons of its use, applications during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, normalizing surveillance in public spaces, the need for effective and efficient law enforcement tools in the digital age, ethnic bias and privacy concerns, and legal accountability and oversight.

Facial Recognition in Law Enforcement: A New Normal will be live-streamed via Crowdcast. To register, go to Crowdcast, click on Save My Spot, and enter your email address. You will receive a confirmation email upon registration.

Oct 18 2020

TOP COPS Awards Dinner

NAPO rescheduled the TOP COPS Awards Dinner to Sunday, Oct. 18 at the JW Marriott Resort in Marco Island, Florida. The event will be held in conjunction with NAPO’s previously scheduled Attorney Seminar.

The TOP COPS Winners and Honorable Mention Award Winners have been notified and NAPO will be notifying all TOP COPS Nominees and those that nominated them as well as the chiefs of the TOP COPS and Honorable Mention Award Winners.

Please note the Attorney Seminar offering CLE credits will be held Monday, Oct. 19 – Wednesday, Oct. 21 at the Hilton Resort in Marco Island. The two resorts are next door to each other.

Check the NAPO website for updates.

Oct 21 2020

Save the Date - 2020 POLC/GELC Conference

Set aside the dates now for the 2020 POLC/GELC Annual Conference Oct. 21-23, 2020. The conference will take place at a new location and give attendees a chance to enjoy the beautiful fall colors in northern Michigan.

Click here for more information.

2020 National Police Week

May 13 2020

Virtual Candlelight Vigil

Due to the COVID-19 National Emergency, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) will be hosting a Virtual Candlelight Vigil instead of their publicly attended event at the National Mall.

To register to watch the Virtual Candlelight Vigil, click here.

Through UNITED BY LIGHT, you can pay tribute to a law enforcement officer by lighting a virtual candle with a personal message of respect, honor, or remembrance. Once you submit your gift, a thank you page will appear in your browser with a link to a form to create your message. Your personal message will be posted on NLEOMF’s UNITED BY LIGHT tribute wall, and you can share your message via social media with family and friends.

Click here to donate by lighting a virtual candle.

From Marcia Ferranto, NLEOMF Chief Executive Officer: We understand this is a difficult and uncertain time for many and we are only asking you to give if you can. Please stay safe and healthy.

May 14 2020

C.O.P.S. hosts Police Week Memory Board

C.O.P.S. virtual “Memory Board” video/watch party will be held at 7 p.m. on Facebook. Click here for the link at 7 p.m. May 14 that will feature the surviving families saying recorded messages and showing pictures of their fallen officer. Followers will be encouraged to post in the comments messages of support during the watch party.

2020 National Police Week - Washington D.C. Area - EVENTS BELOW CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 NATIONAL EMERGENCY

May 02 2020

29th Annual Corrections Officers’ Wreath Laying Ceremony & Honor Guard Competition

10 a.m.-Noon at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Honoring Corrections Officers and Honors Corrections Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty in 2019. www.mwcog.org or email Kevin Koller at kkoller@mwcog.org

May 04 2020

Washington Area Law Enforcement Memorial Service

11:30 a.m. at DC MPD Headquarters, 300 Indiana Ave., NW. The FOP Auxiliary will host a luncheon at DC FOP Lodge #1, 711 4th St. NW immediately after service. Those interested in volunteering or attending the service, email Patty Sucato at psucato@dc-fop.org

May 05 2020

25th Annual Blue Mass

12:10 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 619 Tenth Street, NW (10th & G Streets). Contact (202) 347-2713, email office@saintpatrickdc.org or visit www.saintpatrickdc.org/bluemass.shtml.

May 09 2020

14th Annual National Police Week 5k

Onsite registration from 7-8:45 a.m. 450 F Street, NW, adjacent to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Race for walkers and runners is 9-10 a.m. with awards at 10:30 a.m. Register in advance at www.nationalpoliceweek5k.com or email 5K@odmp.org for more information.

May 10 2020

25th Annual LawRide & Wreath Laying Ceremony

Due to the event cancellation, LawRide representatives wish to thank everyone for their support and look forward to their support in 2021. In the meantime, supporters are encouraged to make a donation to the National Law Enforcement Museum in honor LawRide and the Wreath Laying Ceremony.

Report to RFK Stadium/Armory Lot 3, 19th and East Capitol St., NE. Event staging is 7:30-10:30 a.m. with kick-stands up at 10:40 a.m. for the ride to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial for wreath laying and presentations 11 a.m.-Noon. Visit www.lawride.com, or contact JD Perkins at (240) 463-3294 or perk1500@gmail.com or Sly Barnes (202) 957-1100 or slybarnesbbca@gmail.com

May 10 2020

Blue H.E.L.P. 2020 Police Week Dinner

5-11:45 p.m. at Embassy Suites, Washington DC, 900 10th Street NW. Honoring the service of law enforcement officers who lost their personal battles to suicide and those who have become permanently disabled. Blue H.E.L.P. will help pay the expenses of 50 families of these officers to honor and remember their loved ones. Dinner tickets are $50 for children, $125 per adult with cash bar and plated dinner. Click here to register.

May 11 2020

3rd Annual Police K-9 Memorial Service

1 p.m. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Service will include a wreath laying ceremony to honor police K-9s killed in the line of duty in 2019. https://nationalpolicedogfoundation.org/ or email service@nationalpolicedogfoundation.org or call (888) 459-7768.

May 12 2020

Philly to D.C. Memorial Run - Departure

8:30 ceremony followed by departure at 9 a.m. May 12 from Philadelphia Navy Yard. Arrival at 12:00 p.m. May 14 at the center of National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial off of F Street. Run to honor fallen officers. Tim Hoagland at (609) 929-1626 or Jim Harrity at (610) 633-2685 or visit http://lemr.us

May 12 2020

Police Unity Tour Arrival Ceremony

2-4 p.m. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Call (973) 443-0030, email info@unitytour.com or visit www.policeunitytour.com

May 13 2020

32nd Annual Candlelight Vigil

8-11 p.m. No tickets required and everyone is welcome. Vigil will be held on the National Mall between 7th & 12th streets, NW. (202) 737-3400. Vigil includes a reading of the newly engraved names, remarks by dignitaries and musical tributes for fallen officers. https://nleomf.org/programs-events/national-police-week/candlelight-vigil

May 13 2020

NAPO Legislative Seminar Breakfast & Lobby Day

8:45 a.m. MGM National Harbor Hotel, 101 MGM National Ave., Oxon Hill, MD 20745. Advanced registration required. Email Elizabeth Loranger at eloranger@napo.org or (800) 322-6276.

Click here to register.

May 13 2020

FOP D.C. Lodge #1 Tent City Event (Day 1 of 3)

11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Lot 8 at RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capital Street SE. Includes vendors, bar, food, music and entertainment. www.policeweektentcity.com or across social media @policeweekdc

May 14 2020

Annual National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Competition

8 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. at U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool, west side of Capitol near 3rd Street, SW. Each team will perform three segments including Team Inspection, the Color Guard Posting of the Colors and the Exhibition Phase. These performances honor fallen and active law enforcement and their families. Email Ken Roske at policeweekhg@aol.com or visit www.policeweekhonorguard.com

May 14 2020

Annual Shomrim Society Kaddish (Memorial) Service

9-10 a.m. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial to recognize Jewish members of Law Enforcement killed in the line of duty. Collation to follow at FOP Lodge #1, 711 4th Street NW. Event is open to all and is free to attend. Contact Lt. (Ret.) Brett Parson, Co-President of the Washington Area Shomrim Society at brett.parson@dc.gov

May 14 2020

National Police Survivors’ Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens (Day 1 of 2)

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA. Family and co-worker survivors receive support to understand grief, prepare for trial, learn new coping skills, and build connections. School-aged children of fallen officers spend the day off-site at local and federal law enforcement academies taking part in activities tailored for their ages. Advanced registration required. Email cops@nationalcops.org, call (573) 346-4911 or visit www.nationalcops.org

May 14 2020

FOP D.C. Lodge #1 Tent City Event (Day 2 of 3)

11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Lot 8 at RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capital Street SE. Includes vendors, bar, food, music and entertainment. www.policeweektentcity.com or across social media @policeweekdc

May 14 2020

Philly to D.C. Memorial Run - Arrival

8:30 ceremony followed by departure at 9 a.m. May 12 from Philadelphia Navy Yard. Arrival at 12:00 p.m. May 14 at the center of National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial off of F Street. Run to honor fallen officers. Tim Hoagland at (609) 929-1626 or Jim Harrity at (610) 633-2685 or visit http://lemr.us

May 14 2020

Annual Emerald Society & Pipeband March and Service

5-8:15 p.m. Assemble at New Jersey Avenue and F Street, NW (near Union Station) at 5 p.m. Begin march at 6 p.m. to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, where memorial service will be held 7-8:15 p.m. Contact John Vize (914) 438-6104 or jvizer@optonline.net or visit http://nclees.org/

May 14 2020

27th Annual NAPO TOP COPS Awards Dinner

6:30 p.m. MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino, 101 MGM National Ave., Oxon Hill, MD. Advanced registration required. Contact Elizabeth Loranger at eloranger@napo.org or (703) 549-0775 or visit http://www.napo.org/top-cops/overview/

May 14 2020

C.O.P.S. Blue Honor Gala

7-10 p.m. Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA. Tribute to fallen officers. $125 per ticket/$1,100 per table of 10. Purchase tickets at https://www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org/bluehonorgala

May 15 2020

39th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Services

11 a.m. and runs approximately two hours. West Front, U.S. Capitol. Email Lou Cannon at lcannon@dc-fop.org or Linda Hennie at lshennie@aol.com

May 15 2020

FOP/FOPA Wreath Laying Ceremony

Immediately following Memorial Service at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, 400 block E. Street, NW. Email Lou Cannon at lcannon@dc-fop.org or Linda Hennie at lshennie@aol.com

May 15 2020

FOP D.C. Lodge #1 Tent City Event (Day 3 of 3)

11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Lot 8 at RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capital Street SE. Includes vendors, bar, food, music and entertainment. www.policeweektentcity.com or across social media @policeweekdc

May 16 2020

National Police Survivors’ Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens (Day 2 of 2)

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA. Grief support and services for surviving family, co-worker survivors. School-aged children of fallen officers spend the day at off-site at local and federal law enforcement academies taking part in activities tailored for their ages. Advanced registration required. Email cops@nationalcops.org, call (573) 346-4911 or visit www.nationalcops.org

2020 Police Week - Michigan - EVENTS CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 NATIONAL EMERGENCY

May 04 2020

27th Annual Michigan Peace Officers’ Candlelight Memorial Service

7 p.m. on east steps of Lansing State Capitol, 100 North Capitol Avenue. Contact Andrea Arrington, Michigan Concerns of Police Survivors President at (877) 464-2677 or email survivor@micops.org

Past Events

Oct 12 2019

Run for the Badge

Run for the Badge, honoring America’s law enforcement officers with a 5K through downtown Washington, DC., was held Oct. 12.

The 5K benefits the National Law Enforcement Museum whether you run, walk or participate virtually. New this year is a Junior Cadet category for children ages 8-13, who will also receive a t-shirt and finishers medal. The Museum will also host a Family Fun Day where children will get to learn about law enforcement training.

While there’s no requirement to fundraise for the Run for the Badge 5K, every dollar participants raise benefits the Museum’s educational programs and events.

Aug 25 2019

2019 POLC/GELC Conference

Photo by Dave Millar, Photographic Impressions North

The 2019 POLC/GELC Annual Conference was held at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme, Michigan Sunday, Aug. 25  through Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. The conference featured renowned career labor attorney Richard Poulson, who spoke about social media, PTSD/fitness for duty and Brady Officer. Attendees had a choice of participating in a four-person golf scramble, a sporting clay course or a Cycle Pub Tour of Traverse City.

Aug 07 2019

25th Annual M.A.P.O. Golf Outing

The 25th Annual Michigan Association of Police Organizations (M.A.P.O.) Golf Outing was Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 at the Links of Novi.

The four-person scramble included 18 holes of golf and a golf cart, a continental breakfast, refreshments, hot dogs and chips on the course, and a steak dinner following golf.

The event included door prizes,and prizes for first, second, and third place teams; men and women’s longest drive and closest to the pin. There was also a skins game, 50/50 drawings and raffles.

The cost is $440 per team or $110 per golfer. Sponsors can have their company name prominently displayed at one of the holes for $250.

For more information, contact Julie Palmquist or Sandy Lopez at (248) 509-7158.

Aug 06 2019

National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

Several communities have events planned. See the links below and check with your local law enforcement departments for any scheduled activities in your area.

https://www.experiencegr.com/event/national-night-out/64360/

https://www.cityofholland.com/housingandneighborhoods/2019-national-night-out

http://www.kentwood.us/city_services/city_departments/police/community_engagement/national_night_out.php

https://www.trafficsquad.com/nno

Mar 29 2019

Spring Steward Labor Seminar - East Side

A free POLC/GELC Steward Labor Seminar was held on the East Side of the state from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Warren F.O.P. Hall, 11304 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48093. The seminar will include information on steward responsibilities, grievances, Garrity, Weingarten, interviews, union representation, legal updates, critical incidents and financial strategies.