National Police Week 2017

This year the official dates of National Police Week are Monday, May 15, – Sunday, May 21, 2017. The 29th Annual Candlelight Vigil will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm on the National Mall, prior to the official start of Police Week. 

2017 Police Week Events

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Annual Blue Mass
The Blue Mass will be held at 12:10 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (10th & G Streets, NW, Washington, DC). For additional information please call 202-347-2713 or visit www.saintpatrickdc.org.

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No solutions, only tradeoffs – Milwaukee Council wants police pursuit restrictions eased

Milwaukee, Wisconsin-

Thirteen of the 15 members of the Milwaukee City Council want to rewrite their police department’s pursuit policy. Going against the trend of more restrictive police pursuit policies, a majority of the Council is seeking to lift some of the current restrictions.

This group is seeking to ease the current policy’s total ban of pursuits based solely on traffic violations. Since pursuits were restricted Milwaukee has seen significant increases in fatal accidents, hit and run crashes, red light violations, and speeding. The police have also reported a significant increase of drivers fleeing traffic stops.

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THEN- NBCWASHINGTON. COM “Concerns About Age, Flying Time of Park Police Helicopter” NOW- NPS Has Issue on Ignore

 

The US Park Police helicopters are 9 months older and have even more flight hours. The National Park Service has continued to recklessly ignore this critical issue.

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE NEGLECT OF U. S. PARK POLICE OPERATIONAL READINESS EQUALS:

US PARK POLICE NOT STAFFED OR EQUIPPED TO EFFECTIVELY RESPOND TO CRITICAL INCIDENTS

 US PARK POLICE NOT STAFFED OR EQUIPPED TO EFFECTIVELY PROTECT THE ICONS —  (ICONS= LINCOLN MEMORIAL, JEFFERSON MEMORIAL, WASHINGTON MONUMENT, STATUE OF LIBERTY, ETC.)

In other news, the NPS vigorously seeks 100 million to celebrate their birthday (Centennial) in the 2016 budget. (See: http://www.nps.gov/aboutus/upload/FY-2016-Greenbook.pdf )