(FOX19) - 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