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National Police Week Events

Sunday, May 9, 2021 | Events begin May 9

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May 9-15, 2021

National Police Week

National Police Week 2021

National Police Week occurs every May, and in 2021 we will be commemorating it with virtual events that can be viewed from anywhere in the world. From May 9–15, the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum will deliver programs to keep current officers safe and healthy, as well as ceremonies to honor those fallen officers whose names have been recently added to the Memorial. Be sure to mark your calendar for the 33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil, happening virtually on Thursday, May 13 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern).

In-person events are planned for October 13-17, 2021 in Washington, DC to offer the same respect, honor, remembrance, and community support as National Police Week, while allowing law enforcement, survivors, and citizens to gather and pay tribute those who gave their lives in the line of duty.

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2:00 PM
Nov 04

Scientific Justice: Solving Crimes in “The People’s Lab”

Talk

Washington, DC, is home to roughly 27 Law Enforcement agencies with overlapping jurisdictions, which often require cross-agency collaboration to solve the nearly 34,000 crimes that occur in the district each year. Processing much of this evidence requires the expertise of...

Breaking the Blue Ceiling
2:00 PM
Dec 09

Breaking the Blue Ceiling

Law Enforcement

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum invites you to engage with a high-profile panel of women and men in law enforcement to discuss the challenges of the recruitment of female officers, and the unique experiences that women face in...

2:00 PM
Dec 16

Officer Traffic Safety: 2020 Increase in Line of Duty Deaths

Law Enforcement

Watch video in new window Learn what’s behind the increased officer traffic-related fatalities and what Texas is doing to improve law enforcement safety. The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum, in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),...

1 pm EST
Jan 12

Navigating the COVID-19 Health Crisis—Information, Leadership, and Support

COVID-19
Talk

This important panel discussion, created as the first in a series of programs to supplement the January 11, 2021 release of the 2020 Officer Fatality Report, will focus on the need for information, leadership and support during COVID-19 and other...

1 pm EST
Jan 13

Protecting Ourselves Against Firearm Fatalities—Funding, Media, and Policy

Law Enforcement
Talk

This important panel discussion, created as the second in a series of programs to supplement the January 11, 2021 release of the 2020 Officer Fatality Report, will explore how funding, the media and policy can reduce Firearms-related fatalities.

January 14, 2021
1 pm EST
Jan 14

Avoiding Traffic Fatalities—Training, Preparation, and Technology

Law Enforcement
Talk

This important panel discussion, created as the second in a series of programs to supplement the January 11, 2021 release of the 2020 Officer Fatality Report, will focus on the following keys to reducing traffic-related fatalities: training, preparation, and technology.

1 pm EST
Jan 14

2020 Law Enforcement Fatalities Report and Program Series

Law Enforcement
Talk

Watch important program broadcasts over the coming days. As part of the Destination Zero initiative, a series of critical programs will be held to provide lifesaving information of the highest relevance to our law enforcement officers, based on trends found...

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum (NLEMM) and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) are working together to create discussions that will lead to better support for our Black law enforcement officers and encourage new recruits to join the force and protect our communities. Although decades of reform and diversity efforts have led to some gains in the recruitment of Black police officers, it has not been enough to keep pace with the changing demographics of the country. At the same time, some Black officers who pursue careers in law enforcement have complained of a condemnation from members of their community skeptical of law enforcement as well as from their recruiting agency that is resistant to self-examination regarding race and institutional bias. This discussion will examine the potential “double backlash” facing African American police officers and pathways to changing the culture inside agencies that could result in a more positive perception of the law enforcement community. Does the Black community support Black law enforcement? Should agencies and departments work toward recruiting officers that better reflect the communities they serve? What impact could this have on preventing crime and building trust between law enforcement and the community? These questions and more will be answered by our panelists in a two-part live virtual discussion focusing on the varied perspectives within law enforcement and the community.
2:00 PM
Feb 25

Between Black and Blue: Complexity within the Black law enforcement community

Talk

Together with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), the National Law Enforcement Museum is holding a special event on Feb. 25 at 2:00pm EST that seeks to uncover ways to support black law enforcement officers and encourage...

The Female Force
2:00 PM
Mar 25

The Female Force: Empowering Women in Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement
Talk

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum (NLEMM) and the National Organization of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE) are working together to provide this live virtual discussion focusing on empowering women in law enforcement. Women constitute less than 13% of...