2023 National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service
Sponsored by the National 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. The Service begins at 12 pm EST and is expected to run approximately 3.5 hours. All law enforcement attending must wear their badge on their outermost 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 email@example.com.
With the largest National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service in its 42-year history, and the enhanced security of Capitol Hill, the following changes will be in effect:
- All active duty/sworn law enforcement officers will be able to enter off of 1st St, Independence Ave SW, and Constitution Ave NW. All active law enforcement must wear their badge on their outermost garment (regardless of whether in uniform or suit) and provide a valid state driver’s license and agency credential.
- Retired officers are NOT permitted to be armed.
- All attendees of the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service who are not active law enforcement must enter off of 3rd St. Entrance points will be located at 3rd & Maryland Ave SW and 3rd & Pennsylvania Ave NW.
- There is no parking at this event. Please plan your travel accordingly.
- For those with VIP seating, the VIP check-in tents will be located as you enter the Memorial Site on Capitol Grounds. It will no longer be located outside of the Survivor Seating. The tents will be marked.
For additional information, visit PoliceWeek.org, the National FOP Memorial Committee’s website.