Michigan Association of Police

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. 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:

May — Michigan

Before Police Week 2024: Local Police Week Resolutions — Police Week Michigan is encouraging individuals to support police by asking their local City Council, County Commission or Township leadership to pass a resolution honoring Police Week this year. To receive Police Week Michigan’s sample language, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

May 1st Deadline: Police Week Michigan Cards from Children — Police Week Michigan, a citizen project supporting Michigan Law Enforcement, is encouraging children to support local Law Enforcement Officers by writing notes and drawing pictures for them. Contact Police Week Michigan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to submit notes and drawings by May 1, 2024 so they can be distributed in time for Police Week 2024. Click here for the flyer with more details and visit Police Week Michigan’s website for additional ideas to support local law enforcement. 

Monday, May 6, 2024: 30th Annual Michigan Law Enforcement Candlelight Memorial Service — 7 p.m. on the east steps of Lansing State Capitol, 100 North Capitol Avenue. Please arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. Honoring not only fallen Michigan Law enforcement Officers, but all of the state's law enforcement. Departments are encouraged to send officers to line the steps and the cordon for the families. Click here for the event flier. Contact Brian Rendon, Michigan Concerns of Police Survivors President at (877) 464-2677 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

May 12-18, 2024 — Washington D.C.

Anyone planning to attend National Police Week must fill out an individual registration online by 4:30 p.m. March 29, 2024.  For registration questions, please contact National C.O.P.S. (573) 346-4911 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Reserve discounted hotel rooms through the FOP.
Discounted Omni Shoreham Hotel rooms may be reserved here for NAPO members attending the TOP COPS Awards Dinner and NAPO Legislative Awards Luncheon.

Please click here to register to participate in Honor Guard Events.
Click here to register to volunteer and/or sponsor National Police Week, or participate in Ceremonial Motor Escorts.
Click here for details about volunteering at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and/or Museum.
Volunteer as an official Police Week 2024 Photographer with the National Law Enforcement Memorial and the Museum. Click here to apply before the deadline of 5 p.m. ET April 19.
Purchase Police Week 2024 merchandise.

Saturday, May 4: 32nd Annual Corrections Officers’ Wreath Laying Ceremony & Honor Guard Competition — 10 a.m. to Noon at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, 450 F Street, NW. Honoring Corrections Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The event is hosted by Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG). Visit MWCOG's website or email Beza Nadew at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024: 30th Annual Blue Mass — 12:10 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 619 Tenth Street, NW (10th & G Streets), Washington D.C. 20001. First responders gather to remember the contributions of those who have served in law enforcement and public safety agencies and to ask for continued protection for them in the future. Call (202) 347-2713 for more information.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024: Washington Nationals 2024 Law Enforcement Appreciation Day — 6:45 p.m. at Nationals Park, 1500 S. Capitol Street SE, Washington D.C. 20003. Watch the Nationals play the Baltimore Orioles with specially priced seats starting at $16 and $5 from each ticket will be donated to NLEOMF. Click here to purchase tickets. To purchase tickets for groups of 13 or more, contact Aaron Kurz at (202) 640- 7102 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, May 9 – Monday, May 20, 2024: National Law Enforcement Museum Extended Hours — Located at 444 E. Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, the Museum, which is normally closed Sundays and Mondays, will be open each day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in celebration of Police Week. Click here to purchase tickets online. For more details, call (202) 737-3400 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.g

Friday, May 10: Service and Sacrifice Film Streaming — The National Law Enforcement Museum’s highly rated short documentary film, Service and Sacrifice, will release to digital streaming platforms globally, with specific channels announced in May. Previously screened only for Museum visitors, the film features a diverse group of officers serving in different roles from around the U.S. It demonstrates what drives someone to become a police officer, what motivates them in their work, obstacles they face, and how their loved ones are affected by what they do and the risks they take. The film also demonstrates the human side of officers who put themselves at risk to make their communities safer. Click here for a link to Service and Sacrifice’s trailer

Saturday, May 11: Early Arrival — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ronald Reagan Airport. Shuttle service provided to those who pre-registered with C.O.P.S. from airport to C.O.P.S. hotels. Click here for more details.

  • National Police Week 5k — Create a team and run locally in the Virtual Run or run or walk with thousands in-person. Check-in and on-site registration at 7 a.m. with race starting at 9 a.m. at S. Eads St. and Army Navy Dr., Arlington, VA 22202. Packet pickup is 7 a.m. race day or May 10th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Road Runner Sports – Pentagon Row, 1101 S. Joyce St., Ste B-23, Arlington, VA 22202. Click here to register online.
  • National Police K-9 Memorial Service — 1 p.m. at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, 450 F St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. Uniformed Personnel should wear Class A or Uniform of The Day. Service will include a wreath laying and rose laying ceremony to honor police K-9s killed in the line of duty. Visit the website for more information or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (888) 459-7768.

Sunday, May 12: Official Arrival — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ronald Reagan Airport, 2401 Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Access Rd., Arlington, VA 22202. Shuttle service provided to those who pre-registered with C.O.P.S. from airport to C.O.P.S. hotels. Click here for details.

  • Philly to D.C. Law Enforcement Memorial Run — 3-day, 150-mile relay style race departing 8:30 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 and their survivors. Visit the website or contact Tim Hoagland at (609) 929-1626 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Law Enforcement United (LEU) Arrival Ceremony — Ride in and ceremony TBD at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. 250-mile bike ride into Washington D.C. in honor of fallen officers and support of survivors. Funds raised benefit C.O.P.S., Spirit of Blue and the Officer Down Memorial Page. Transportation provided to from the C.O.P.S. host hotel. Click here for more information or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Baltimore Orioles NLEOMF Law Enforcement Appreciation — 1:35 p.m. vs. Arizona Diamond Backs at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St., Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Orioles teamed up with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) to show appreciation for those who serve as Law Enforcement Officers, Corrections Officers, Public Safety, and First Responders. Open to colleagues, friends, family and the general public, specially discounted tickets start at $15, with $5 donated to NLEOMF for every ticket sold. For additional details or accessible seating, contact Baltimore Orioles Representative Ren Wechsler at (410) 547-6119. Click here to purchase tickets.
  • Police Unity Tour Arrival Ceremony — 2 p.m. Arrival at the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, 400 Block of E Street, NW, with ride in and ceremony. Police Unity Tour raises awareness for law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty while raising funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum. Call (973) 443-0030, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website.
  • 31st Annual TOP COPS Awards Dinner — 6:30 to 7 p.m. TOP COPS Awards Reception followed by Awards Dinner from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St., NW. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be available for purchase in April 2024. Contact the NAPO office for more details at (800) 322-6276 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click here for more about TOP COPS Awards DinnerNAPO members wishing to reserve discounted rooms at Omni Shoreham Hotel qualify if they are attending the TOP COPS Awards Dinner and the Legislative Awards Luncheon. 
  • Honor Guard Reception at the Museum — NLEOMF will be hosting a combined Honor Guard/Police Unity Tour reception 7 to 10 p.m. EST at the National Law Enforcement Museum, 444 E. Street, NW Washington DC 20001. For honor guard teams/members who volunteer for Candlelight Vigil or Stand Watch for the Fallen. Registration required. Click here for more details.

Monday, May 13: Washington Metropolitan Area Shomrim Society Memorial Service for Fallen Jewish Law Enforcement Officers — 10 a.m. at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, 450 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C. The ceremony this year will memorialize Israeli Police Officers killed on Oct. 7, 2023. Reception will be held immediately following the service at 441 4th Street, NW. Contact Jay Gruber at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

  • Police Week Tent City 2024 — 11:00 a.m. to 2 a.m. at RFK Stadium, Lot 8, 2400 E. Capitol St. NE, Washington D.C. 20003, near metro stop at the Stadium-Armory Station. Network with law enforcement agencies while enjoying music, food and drinks at the bar during this event which is hosted by FOP DC Lodge #1. Children are welcome until 6 p.m. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Click here to stay updated on all things Police Week and Tent City and connect across social media at @policeweekdc
  • Baltimore Orioles NLEOMF Law Enforcement Appreciation — 6:35 p.m. vs Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St., Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Orioles teamed up with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) to show appreciation for those who serve as Law Enforcement Officers, Corrections Officers, Public Safety, and First Responders. Open to colleagues, friends, family and the general public, specially discounted tickets start at $15, with $5 donated to NLEOMF for every ticket sold. For additional details or accessible seating, contact Baltimore Orioles Representative Ren Wechsler at (410) 547-6119. Click here to purchase tickets.
  • 36th Annual Candlelight Vigil — 8 p.m. to approximately 10 p.m. at the National Mall, 401 Constitution Ave. – between 12th and 14th Streets – NW, and livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube. Honoring 282 fallen officers this year, including 118 line-of-duty deaths in 2023 and 164 officers who died in years prior to 2023, whose names are being engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall this April. For more information visit https://nleomf.org. For questions. For more information, click here. For questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (202) 737-3400.
  • Candlelight Vigil Honor Guard — Honor Guard members are routinely needed/used to form cordons, which the survivors walk through as they walk from the busses to their seats. To sign up for 30-minute Honor Guard shifts between 4 to 8 p.m., please visit this web page.

Tuesday, May 14: NAPO Legislative Update Breakfast & Annual Lobby Day — 8:30 a.m. registration with 8:45 a.m. breakfast at Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St., NW. Registration required. For assistance setting up your Capitol Hill appointments, contact Andy Edmiston, NAPO’s Director of Governmental Affairs, no later than Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at (800) 322-6276 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click here to register and for more information.

  • Annual Steve Young National Honor Guard Competition and Pipe Band Competition — 8 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. at the U.S. Capitol Building Reflecting Pool, West Side of the Capitol near 3rd Street, SW. Teams will provide a one-day event, including Team Inspection, Color Guard Posting of the Colors, and the Exhibition Phase. The performances honor fallen peace officers, their families and active law enforcement officers. For more details, please click here.
  • C.O.P.S. National Police Survivors’ Conference (Day 1 of 2) — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW. Surviving family, co-workers and friends gather for support and understanding from other survivors, attend seminar sessions, and inspirational presentations on hope and survival. Visit the website to register and for more details or call (573) 346-4911.
  • C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens Program (Day 1 of 2) — 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at local Law Enforcement facilities. K-12 children, step-children and siblings of the fallen attend grief counseling sessions designed for their needs and age-appropriate fun and social activities. Must be pre-registered, no on-site registration. Visit the website to pre-register or call (573) 346-4911.
  • C.O.P.S. Day Care Program — 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW. Surviving children, step-children and siblings – infant through preschool (up to age 6) – may attend the Day Care Program while adults are in seminar sessions. Children will receive lunch and must be pre-registered here.
  • Police Week Tent City 2024 — 11:00 a.m. to 2 a.m. at RFK Stadium, Lot 8, 2400 E. Capitol St. NE, Washington D.C. 20003, near metro stop at the Stadium-Armory Station. Network with law enforcement agencies while enjoying music, food and drinks at the bar during this event which is hosted by FOP DC Lodge #1. Children are welcome until 6 p.m. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Click here to stay updated on all things Police Week and Tent City and connect across social media at @policeweekdc
  • Philly to D.C. Law Enforcement Memorial Run — 3-day, 150-mile relay style race departing 8:30 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 and their survivors. Visit the website or contact Tim Hoagland at (609) 929-1626 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • NAPO Legislative Awards Luncheon — Noon – 1:30 p.m. Kennedy Caucus Room, Russell Senate Office Building, U.S. Capitol. Several Representatives, Senators, and their staff will be recognized for their continued support of Law Enforcement at the luncheon. Advanced registration required by May 1. Click here more information or to register or email Elizabeth Loranger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.NAPO members wishing to reserve discounted rooms at Omni Shoreham Hotel qualify if they are attending the TOP COPS Awards Dinner and the Legislative Awards Luncheon. 
  • Annual Department of Interior Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Ceremony — 1 p.m. at the Sidney R. Yates Auditorium, Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street, NW. Honoring the memory of all Department of Interior Officers who have died in the line of duty. RSVP to Jeremy Murphy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 30th Annual Pipeband Memorial March and Service — Line up beginning at 4 p.m. for 5 p.m. March from Capitol Hill at New Jersey Avenue and F Street, NW. March proceeds to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, where memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Retreat to the Irish Channel, 500-H St. NW, following service. Organized by The National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies (NCLEES), Memorial March applications are due by April 15, 2024. Contact John Vize (914) 438-6104 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
  • C.O.P.S. 40th Anniversary Celebration Formal Gala — 6 p.m. at Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW. Formal event for law enforcement, survivors and peer supporters honoring our fallen heroes. Blue or black formal/semi-formal attire or uniforms. Register by April 19, 2024 by clicking here. For more information, visit the C.O.P.S. website.
  • Baltimore Orioles NLEOMF Law Enforcement Appreciation — 6:35 p.m. vs Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St., Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Orioles teamed up with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) to show appreciation for those who serve as Law Enforcement Officers, Corrections Officers, Public Safety, and First Responders. Open to colleagues, friends, family and the general public, specially discounted tickets start at $15, with $5 donated to NLEOMF for every ticket sold. For additional details or accessible seating, contact Baltimore Orioles Representative Ren Wechsler at (410) 547-6119. Click here to purchase tickets.

Wednesday, May 15: Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service — Noon start and service runs approximately 3 hours on the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, 210 15th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20006. Honoring mainly recently fallen officers and pays tribute to all the fallen. One member of each family should plan to attend an informal meeting held by FOP & Auxiliary about the Memorial Service events. Law enforcement must wear badge on outer most garment and have two forms of government ID which must include their department credentials. For more information click here, email FOP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (202) 547-1651.

  • Honor Guard for National Peace Officers' Memorial Service — Check in at the Garfield Circle Entrance of the U.S. Capitol and plan to be in position by 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Agency teams wishing to sign up for the Cordon and Colors Honor Guard at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service must have each member complete the online registration form. Click here to register
  • Standing Watch for the Fallen — Beginning at Noon through approximately midnight at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, 400 block of E Street, NW. Honor guards stand watch for 15-minute intervals to honor and remember the fallen. Click here for the sign up form.
  • United in Uniforms Ford Giveaway — At 5 p.m., Five Star Ford and Servants Task Force are hosting a nationwide vehicle raffle for a Ford vehicle. Tickets sales are a fundraiser for NLEOMF. First prize is a 2024 Ford F-150 truck or a 2024 Ford Mustang GT Couple. Second prize is up to $20,000 cash. Click here to purchase raffle tickets and for the United in Uniforms Ford Giveaway flyer.
  • Baltimore Orioles NLEOMF Law Enforcement Appreciation — 6:35 p.m. vs Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St., Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Orioles teamed up with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) to show appreciation for those who serve as Law Enforcement Officers, Corrections Officers, Public Safety, and First Responders. Open to colleagues, friends, family and the general public, specially discounted tickets start at $15, with $5 donated to NLEOMF for every ticket sold. For additional details or accessible seating, contact Baltimore Orioles Representative Ren Wechsler at (410) 547-6119. Click here to purchase tickets.
  • D.C. United First Responders Night Police Week — 7:30 p.m. Audi Field Washington D.C., 100 Potomac Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20024. D.C. United, a major league men’s soccer team, special ticket packages start at $32. Click here to purchase tickets. For groups of 10 or more, contact Sam McGrath at (202) 915-5060 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, May 16: C.O.P.S. National Police Survivors’ Conference (Day 2 of 2) — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW. Surviving family, co-workers and friends gather for support and understanding from other survivors, attend seminar sessions, and inspirational presentations on hope and survival. Click here for more details or call (573) 346-4911.

  • C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens Program — 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at local Law Enforcement academies. K-12 children, step-children and siblings of the fallen attend grief counseling sessions designed for their needs and age-appropriate fun and social activities. Must be pre-registered, no on-site registration. Visit the C.O.P.S. website to register or call (573) 346-4911.
  • C.O.P.S. Day Care Program — 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW. Surviving children, step-children and siblings – infant through preschool (up to age 6) – may attend the Day Care Program while adults are in seminar sessions. Children will receive lunch and must be pre-registered here.
  • Blue Family BBQ — 6 p.m. Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW. Activities for the whole family including bounce houses, Critters for C.O.P.S., kids temporary tattoos, photo booth and more. Click here for more details.

Friday, May 17: Official Departure Day — TBA Transportation for survivors to Ronald Reagan Airport (DCA) ONLY is available through your hotel shuttle service. Neither C.O.P.S., nor the hotels can arrange transportation to Dulles or Baltimore-Washington International Airports. Click here for more information.