National Police Week 2024 events are being announced and it's time to register to attend the Washington D.C. events. Those planning to attend in person must complete online registration by March 29 and other deadlines have been set to volunteer and participate in indiviudal events.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, National Police Week. National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
Listed below are the events planned at the national level in Washington D.C. as well as Michigan, honoring those who died in the line of duty. Many events will take place before the official dates of National Police Week May 12-18, 2024. Please note the registration deadlines:
Orlando Police Airport Division is hiring 50 law enforcement officers for the position of Airport Operations Officer.
While this position is considered permanent part-time by the City, Orlando Airport Operations Officer positions are considered full-time law enforcement by the State of Florida. This is a fully sworn law enforcement position with the Orlando Police Department with three 12-hour shifts per week. The position allows for work over 36 hours by choice of the Employee. There are currently 10 Overtime slots per day available to sign up for. The position is open to all who qualify, including retired and newer officers.
The starting pay is $23.78 per hour ($44,500 per year based on 36 hours) with an 8.5 percent raise after one year of employment to $25.81 hourly. Raises come annually on the officer’s anniversary date as determined by Human Resources with this year’s raise at 5 percent.
By Jennifer Gomori, MAP Editor
Michigan Association of Police (MAP) was formally recognized with a Special Tribute from the Governor's office in honor of the Union's 40th Anniversary during MAP's 39th Annual Open House on Dec. 8, 2023.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Policy Advisor Aaron Sepulveda presented the framed honor on behalf of the Governor and Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, which lauds and thanks MAP for four decades of public service.
“Police are some of the kindest, most thoughtful and sacrificial members of our communities,” Sepulveda said. “It’s probably never been harder to be a police officer with COVID, the re-opening of the state, and the mental health crisis.”
By Jennifer Gomori, MAP Editor
Many people would rather hold their tongue than potentially upset their co-workers, but Henry Ford Hospital Security (HFHS) Officer Marcel Craig understands the importance of being honest, especially when it comes to adherence to the contract.
Craig was honored as the 2023 Richard C. Heins Outstanding Leadership Award recipient for his stellar representation as Local Union President of HFHS Officers, a MAP-represented group.
“He’s one of the few people who has no qualms telling a peer ‘You’re wrong,’” said MAP Labor Relations Specialist Jerald James, while presenting the honor to Craig at the 39th Annual Michigan Association of Police (MAP) Open House on Dec. 8, 2023.
Excerpted from National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
For the second year in a row, law enforcement line-of-duty fatalities nationwide have significantly declined. In 2023, there was a 39 percent drop in duty deaths compared to the number of deaths the prior year, according to the National Law Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) 2023 End-of-Year Preliminary Law Enforcement Officers Fatalities Report.
There were 136 federal, state, county, municipal, military, tribal, and campus officers line-of-duty fatalities in 2023 compared to 224 in 2022, according to the report. Officer deaths have declined substantially since 2021 – the deadliest year on record for law enforcement with 586 line-of-duty deaths.