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By Police1 Staff

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The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has released the schedule for this year’s National Police Weekend.

Police Weekend 2022, hosted by the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum, has a slate of special events and activities honoring law enforcement, kicking off with the Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception, held at the National Law Enforcement Museum on September 30, to the all-virtual Run for the Badge 5K on October 1, as well as free admission to the National Law Enforcement Museum on October 1.

Friday, September 30

The annual awards ceremony and reception at the National Law Enforcement Museum will feature the 2022 Destination Zero Officer Safety and Wellness Awards, highlighting the 2020 and 2021 Officers of the Month and the 2022 Awards for Distinguished Service, Lifetime Achievement and Excellence in Media.

Saturday, October 1

The annual Run for the Badge 5K is the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund’s flagship community event and will be 100% virtual in 2022. Participants can raise money, gather teams with friends and family anywhere in the country, and walk, run, or bike in their own communities.

The National Law Enforcement Museum will also have an Open House on October 1, offering free admission to the Museum is free. Tickets are required ahead of time for entry into the museum.

Sunday, October 2

Finally, the Museum will have a special opening for all ages on Sunday, October 2 to celebrate law enforcement and police weekend. Visitors can watch Service and Sacrifice, the transformational short film created for the National Law Enforcement Museum, Post-9/11: The Evolution of American Law Enforcement, a unique exhibit that focuses on the significant changes to U.S. law enforcement that occurred in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

Visitors can also check out both the L3Harris Driving Simulator, sponsored by L3Harris, designed to give a greater understanding of the average experience of a patrol officer on the road in the United States and The Decision Simulator, sponsored by Glock, which places visitors in the shoes of an officer, faced with a variety of calls for service

To learn more about the events, click here.