National Police Week 2020

National Police Week
Posted on 05/12/2020
The city of New Hope recognizes the importance of law enforcement in maintaining a safe and secure community. To honor the sacrifices police officers make, New Hope is following the nationwide campaign and proclaiming May 10-16, 2020 as National Police Week.

Police Week is an observance in the United States that pays tribute to the local, state, and federal peace officers who have died, or who have been disabled, in the line of duty. Police officers routinely face risks on behalf of the community. All too often, a police officer makes the ultimate sacrifice, the forfeiture of their life, in the performance of their duty to protect the community which they serve.

More than 900,000 sworn law enforcement officers serve in the U.S. Being a professional law enforcement officer is an inherently risky occupation. On average over the past ten years, one officer was killed every other day. More than 60,000 officers are assaulted each year resulting in 16,000 injuries.

New Hope extends a sincere message of appreciation to law enforcement officials across the country for their dedicated service to the safety of their respective communities, and pauses to remember those who gave their lives in protection of the public. In honor of Minnesota’s fallen officers, the city of New Hope and the New Hope Police Department encourage community members to turn their porch lights blue during National Police Week. Let’s light New Hope blue!