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Oct 10 2020

Run for the Badge 5K & National Police Weekend

Run for the Badge 5K honors America’s law enforcement officers with a 5K run through downtown Washington, DC beginning at 9 a.m.

Register today as an individual or start a team for the 5K, which benefits the National Law Enforcement Museum whether you run, walk or participate virtually. The event will be part of National Police Weekend 2020, which will include Family Day, memorial services and reading of the 2020 names dedicated on the wall, Honor Guard, the Officer of the Month awards reception, and a special symposium on mental health in law enforcement. The added events are in response to the COVID-19 pandemic which led to the cancellation of in-person National Police Week events in May.

While fundraising is not required, the goal of the 5K is to raise $100,000 to honor the fallen, tell the story of American law enforcement, and make it safer for those who serve. For more information about National Police Weekend or to become a sponsor, click here.

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

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC: 2020 POLC/GELC Conference

The 2020 POLC/GELC Annual Conference, originally scheduled for Oct. 21-23, 2020, has been cancelled due to safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here for more information.

Past Events

Apr 23 2020

Facial Recognition in Law Enforcement Live-Streamed Event

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

The public program focused 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 was live-streamed via Crowdcast.

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

National Police Week 2020

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 at 8 p.m. ET May 13 instead of their publicly attended event at the National Mall.

Please click here to register in advance to watch the Virtual Candlelight Vigil.

The vigil will be broadcast via Verizon Media’s BUILD by Yahoo series and on its social platforms Facebook and Twitter, @VZUpToSpeed, as well as on LawMemorial.org and the Memorial’s YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter platforms.

The 2020 ceremony will include special remarks by more than 50 guests. The names of the 307 fallen that will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this year will be read aloud. Those tuning into the vigil can also visit a web app to view the full list of fallen officers, with their name, rank and photo.

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.

May 15 2020

National Police Week Merchandise Sale

While the current public health crisis may be preventing in-person gatherings in Washington, DC, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reopened their online gift shop and many items are listed at a discounted price until May 31, 2020.

National Police Week continues to serve as the annual time to honor and recognize our nation’s law enforcement. Celebrate 2020 National Police Week with the purchase of popular items from the existing store as well as special 2020 National Police Week merchandise.

Please browse the gift shop and search the National Police Week category. New items are being added daily. Click here to see some of the discounted items.