Schedule for 2022


Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Annual Blue Mass
At the annual Blue Mass, 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. Representatives of federal and local law enforcement and public safety agencies from the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area and around the country attend. This year’s Blue Mass will be streamed at adw.org/event/annual-blue-mass, live from St. Patrick Catholic Church in downtown Washington, D.C.


Monday, May 9, 2022

Washington Area Law Enforcement Memorial Service
The DC FOP Lodge #1, FOP Auxiliary, DC MPD and DC-COPS are co-hosting their annual Washington Area Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service, which starts at 11:30 a.m. at DC MPD Headquarters, 300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

The Auxiliary will be hosting a luncheon at the nearby DC FOP Lodge after the service.


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

National Police K-9 Memorial Service
The National Police Dog Foundation, Fraternal Order of Police DC Lodge #1, Courageous Tails, and United for Blue are co-hosting the 4th Annual National Police K-9 Memorial Service. The memorial service will include a wreath-laying ceremony to honor the memory of fallen police K-9s who have given their lives in the line of duty. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. and will be held at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, 450 F St. NW Washington DC, 20001. For more information, please contact service@nationalpolicedogfoundation.org or (888) 459-7768.


Thursday, May 12, 2022

Police Unity Tour Arrival Ceremony
Arrival Ceremony will be held at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, with ride-in and ceremony, time TBD. To learn more about the Police Unity Tour, visit www.policeunitytour.com, call 973-443-0030, or E-mail info@unitytour.com for more information.


Friday, May 13, 2022

Annual Candlelight Vigil
The Candlelight Vigil will honor the officers who lost their lives in 2021. The names will be read by high-ranking government officials, and officials from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as other related individuals. The Vigil take place on the National Mall between 12th and 14th Streets, NW, and it will be livestreamed. The ceremony will begin at 8 p.m. and last around 2 hours. For additional information please call 202-737-3400 or visit nleomf.org.


FOP DC Lodge #1 Tent City Events
Tent City will once again take place May 13th, 14th, and 15th at RFK Stadium, Lot 8. The venue is located at 2400 East Capitol Street S.E., Washington, DC 20003. Tent City is open from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily. RFK provides plenty of paid parking and access to the Stadium-Armory Metro station (Silver, Orange and Blue Lines), which is only a 9 minute walk from the site.

Join us at Tent City to enjoy music, food, and drinks at the bar with your friends. Our volunteers are here to serve you, ensure that you have a great time while visiting DC, and most importantly, provide a safe, fun environment to reflect and catch up with old friends. Stay updated on all things Police Week and Tent City by visiting our website www.policeweektentcity.com, and across social media at @policeweekdc. See you there!


Saturday, May 14, 2022

Annual Steve Young National Honor Guard Competition and Pipe Band Competition
The Honor Guard and Pipeband Exhibition will be located at the U.S. Capitol Building Reflecting Pool, which is on the West Side of the Capitol near 3rd Street, SW. Teams will provide a one (1) day event consisting of three segments including Team Inspection, the Color Guard Posting of the Colors and the Exhibition Phase. The performance is to honor those being remembered during National Police Week at our Nation's Capital. These performances are a tribute to the fallen peace officers, their families and to those law enforcement officers across our nation that will stand vigilant in protecting our communities tonight and every night. For more information, please visit www.policeweekhonorguard.com. Time: 8 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m.


Police Vehicle Display
There will be a Police Vehicle Display from 1300-1600 at the U.S. Capitol Reflection Pool. Police vehicles will be on display: old, new and tribute. If you would like to participate, please register your car using this form.


National Police Survivors Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens
Sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel. Family and co-worker survivors have opportunities to receive support to understanding grief, prepare for trial, learn new coping skills, and build connections with others. School-aged children of fallen officers spend the day off-site at local and federal law enforcement academies taking part in activities specially tailored for their ages. Visit concernsofpolicesurvivors.org or call 573-346-4911 for more information.


FOP DC Lodge #1 Tent City Events
Tent City will once again take place May 13th, 14th, and 15th at RFK Stadium, Lot 8. The venue is located at 2400 East Capitol Street S.E., Washington, DC 20003. Tent City is open from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily. RFK provides plenty of paid parking and access to the Stadium-Armory Metro station (Silver, Orange and Blue Lines), which is only a 9 minute walk from the site.

Join us at Tent City to enjoy music, food, and drinks at the bar with your friends. Our volunteers are here to serve you, ensure that you have a great time while visiting DC, and most importantly, provide a safe, fun environment to reflect and catch up with old friends. Stay updated on all things Police Week and Tent City by visiting our website www.policeweektentcity.com, and across social media at @policeweekdc. See you there!


Sunday, May 15, 2022

Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service
Sponsored by the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police and the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary. The Memorial Service will be held on the West Front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. The Service mainly honors the officers who recently made the ultimate sacrifice and pays tribute to all the fallen. More details will be provided when available. The Service begins at 12 noon and is expected to run approximately 3.5 hours. All law enforcement attending must wear their badge on their outer most garment. They must also have two (2) forms of government id, which must include their Department’s credential. All media inquiries may be directed to the following email: media.policememorialservice@gmail.com.


FOP DC Lodge #1 Tent City Events
Tent City will once again take place May 13th, 14th, and 15th at RFK Stadium, Lot 8. The venue is located at 2400 East Capitol Street S.E., Washington, DC 20003. Tent City is open from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily. RFK provides plenty of paid parking and access to the Stadium-Armory Metro station (Silver, Orange and Blue Lines), which is only a 9 minute walk from the site.

Join us at Tent City to enjoy music, food, and drinks at the bar with your friends. Our volunteers are here to serve you, ensure that you have a great time while visiting DC, and most importantly, provide a safe, fun environment to reflect and catch up with old friends. Stay updated on all things Police Week and Tent City by visiting our website www.policeweektentcity.com, and across social media at @policeweekdc. See you there!


Saturday, May 16, 2020

National Police Survivors Conference and Picnic on the Patio
Sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel. Family and co-worker survivors have opportunities to receive support to understanding grief, prepare for trial, learn new coping skills, and build connections with others. C.O.P.S. will also host the Picnic on the Patio giving survivors the chance to relax, listen to music, dance and enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner. There will be activities for the entire family including bounce houses, Critters for C.O.P.S. Kids, temporary tattoos, photo booth, and more. There is something for EVERYONE to enjoy! Visit concernsofpolicesurvivors.org or call 573-346-4911 for more information.