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What is National Police Week?

National Police Week finds its roots in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy signed Proclamation 3466, designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day

By Police1 Staff

Every year in the United States, thousands gather to mark National Police Week, a time to honor and remember those law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

But what exactly is Police Week and why do we observe it? Watch the video to learn about the history, significance and observances that define this important week.