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National Police Week occurs each year during the week of May 15 in recognition of the service and sacrifice of members of U.S. law enforcement agencies. The week was established by Congress in 1962 as a way to recognize those law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty protecting others.
"Police Week is important because it brings personnel together who serve in the law enforcement community and helps the capacity to enhance cooperation among law enforcement," said Staff Sgt. Dwight Schweiger, 36th Security Forces Squadron police services.