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Open houses, ceremonies mark Police Week in Cincinnati

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Monday marks the beginning on National Police Week.

National Police Week is dedicated to honoring America's law enforcement community.

President John F. Kennedy signed the original proclamation which declared May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls on is Police Week.

National Police Week has grown over the years into a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to celebrate together at the Nation's capitol each year.

The National Law Enforcement Memorial is located in Washington, DC and is the nation's monument dedicated to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.  

Ceremonies and events bring the community together to honor those who serve and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Open houses at each of the Cincinnati Police Districts allow citizens to meet the officers who work in their neighborhoods and to learn about some of the specialized units such as canine and mounted patrol teams, Segway and bike patrol, the Special Weapons and Tactics team, and the Hamilton County Underwater Search and Recovery team.  The schedule for open houses at the Districts is as follows:

  • Monday May 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  District 5
  • Tuesday May 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  District 4
  • Wednesday May 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  District 3
  • Thursday May 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  District 2
  • Friday  May 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  District 1 and CBS

The many departments and agencies that make up Hamilton County's Law Enforcement Community will hold their traditional observance Friday May 17.  Ceremonies at Fountain Square begin at 11:00 a.m. with the assembled Honor Guards' call to order.  Our national anthem, a chaplain's invocation and speakers' remarks all touch the themes of patriotism, service and dedication to duty. 

At the conclusion of the Fountain Square program, the parade will form with members of all area law enforcement agencies, their families, friends and supporters marching north on Vine Street to Central Parkway and west on Central Parkway to Ezzard Charles Drive and the Police Memorial. 

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