MAY 14 - 20 IS NATIONAL POLICE WEEK
POLICE WEEK ESTABLISHED IN 1962 TO HONOR OFFICERS WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE
THERE ARE MORE THAN 900,000 SWORN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SERVING IN THE U.S.
INTERIOR EMPLOYS SOME 3500 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND AGENTS WITHIN 7 BUREAUS
THEIR DUTIES INCLUDE EVERYTHING FROM TRIBAL AND COMMUNITY POLICING
TO PROTECTING ICONIC LANDSCAPES…
FROM FIGHTING WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING AND TERRORISM
, TO PROTECTING VITAL INFRASTRUCTURE
SINCE 1849, 139 INTERIOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS HAVE MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE
THE NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MEMORIAL HONORS EVERY OFFICER...
WHO HAS DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY
IT FEATURES THE NAMES OF MORE 20,000 FALLEN OFFICERS
THE NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MUSEUM IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION NEARBY
TELLING THE STORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO
KEEP ALL OF US SAFER
I’m here with the Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, Senator Steve Daines, I’m Vice President Mike Pence saying to all of you who wear the uniform of law enforcement, we appreciate you every week, but especially Police Week.
FIND OUT MORE POLICE WEEK AT LawMemorial.org/Events
Interior touches more American lives than any other federal agency -- managing some of our Nation’s most precious resources, vast landscapes, historic icons and beloved lands of tribal nations. We have a duty to care for these places and to keep the visiting public safe, and at the very heart of this charge are our 3,500 law enforcement officers. We honor National Police Week, we thank the officers for the courageous work you do every day.