2009 National Police Week
Be aware that 2009 National Police Week runs from Monday May 10th to Saturday May 16th (schedule of events).
National Police Week, which occurs each year during the week in which May 15 falls, recognizes the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement. 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.
While a noble and worthy event, from a Downtown resident perspective the event has a history of issues. A significant number of out of town police officers behave like they are on spring break and, ironically, above the law. Among other things, be prepared for drag racing, illegal parking in various forms (alleys, in no parking zones, or motorcycles on sidewalks), public urination, and other anti-social behavior.
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