National Police Week, May 11 – 17, 2024

Registration is NO LONGER OPEN

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 designating May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week.  The law was amended by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Public Law 103-322, signed by President Bill Clinton, directing that the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff on all government buildings on May 15 each year.  While the actual dates change from year to year, National Police Week is always the calendar week, beginning on Sunday, which includes May 15.

Each year our nation loses between 140-160 law enforcement officers in the line of duty.  National Police Week (NPW) held May 11 – 17 each year in Washington, D.C. honors the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement officers.  On May 11 and 12, surviving families and co-workers begin arriving in Washington, D.C. for the events.

The first major event is the Candlelight Vigil hosted by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) on May 13.  The service begins at 8:00 p.m. with the newly-engraved names being read.

Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) hosts the National Police Survivors’ Conference on May 14 and May 16. This conference provides surviving family members and co-workers the opportunity to find support and understanding from other survivors, talk with mental health professionals, and attend seminar sessions that will help them and their family address their grief. Conference attendees leave National Police Week with a greater understanding of the grief process and the support available through C.O.P.S.

Our chapter will offer financial assistance to attend NPW; the amount per person will be decided at our March 30, 2024 chapter meeting.

The Fraternal Order of Police and Auxiliary hosts the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service on the West Front Lawn of the United States Capitol on May 15.  Primary Survivors will have an opportunity to place a flower on a wreath honoring their fallen officer.

Our chapter will vote at our March 30, 2024 chapter meeting as to what we can offer to help defray costs. Come to the meeting and help with the decision.

For more information and to register for National Police Week 2024, visit NPW.

Remaining National C.O.P.S. 2024 Hands-on-Programs (Retreats)

Financial assistance will be offered for retreats.

Survivors are invited to our March 30, 2024 chapter meeting to work on our 2024 financial assistance offerings.

C.O.P.S. Co-Workers for Couples Retreat                        April 19 – 22, 2024

Suicide Survivors Summer Retreat                                   June 7 – 10, 2024

C.O.P.S. Kids Camp                                                             June 15 – 20, 2024

Outward Bound Adventure                                                 July 7 -13, 2024

C.O.P.S. Young Adults Camp                                               July 29 – August 2, 2024

C.O.P.S. Adult Children’s Retreat                                       August 9 – 12, 2024

C.O.P.S. Fiancées and Significant Others Retreat           August 16 – 19, 2024

C.O.P.S. Siblings Retreat                                                     September 13 -16, 2024

C.O.P.S. Spouses Retreat                                                    September 20 – 23, 2024

C.O.P.S. Co-Workers Retreat                                              October 4 – 7, 2024

C.O.P.S. Extended Family Retreat                                     October 11 – 14, 2024

Suicide Survivors Fall Retreat                                            October 18 – 21, 2024

C.O.P.S. Parents Retreat                                                     October 25 – 28, 2024

National C.O.P.S. 2024 Special Events

National Police Week                                                                  May 11 – 17, 2024

We offer opportunities for you to help our LODD survivors

WAStateC.O.P.S. is registered to receive donations via Microsoft Bing, an automatic method of support by simply using your Bing browser. To sign up, visit Give.Bing.Com

We accept donations through Fred Meyer in-store shopping. Our Fred Meyer organization number is SA045. Link your Fred Meyer card to our EIN, 91-1616445, by visiting Fred Meyer Community Rewards


We are dedicated to providing exceptional service, advocacy, and peer support for surviving families, co-workers, and the law enforcement community for as long as they need us. Click the link below for our Washington State honored heroes.


C.O.P.S. contributes to the emotional and psychological well-being of LODD survivors. Chapters financially assist survivors to attend support programs offered by National C.O.P.S. For more on C.O.P.S. programs, click on the link below.


WAStateC.O.P.S. offers survivors professional help through events such as the Survivors conference at National Police Week, retreats, peer support and training. Visit the link below to see upcoming events locally or offered by National C.O.P.S.

Washington State COPS

Rebuilding shattered lives of survivors and co-workers affected by line of duty deaths, through partnerships with law enforcement and the community.

National Concerns of Police Survivors

Washington State Concerns of Police Survivors (WAStateC.O.P.S.) is one of over 50 chapters of Concerns of Police Survivors.

National C.O.P.S. was founded in 1984, with our chapter incorporated in 1996.

C.O.P.S. chapters exist so survivors can offer and receive support from one another. Chapters fundraise in order to financially assist survivors to attend their retreats and the Survivors conference at National Police Week.

For information on how you can help Line of Duty Death (LODD) survivors living in Washington State, please contact us at Info@WashingtonStateCops.Org or call 208-614-2677‬.