National Police Week: May 13th - 19th

National Police Week is May 13th through May 19th.


In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week.  Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, 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.

Please join us in remembering the 129 Law Enforcement Officers who gave their lives in the line of duty in 2017.  Their names will be inscribed on the walls of the National Police Memorial in Washington, DC this week, along with 231 other names of officers who gave their lives previously.  To honor the fallen, all members of the Denville Police Department will wear special Blue Line mourning bands on their badges during Police Week.  In addition, a Blue Line mourning band has been added to our logo on the website.  Please take a moment this week to remember all those who gave their lives for the protection and safety of their communities.

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