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36 U.S. Code § 137 - Police Week

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation—
designating the week in which May 15 occurs as Police Week in recognition of the service given by men and women who stand guard to protect the people of the United States through law enforcement; and
inviting State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe Police Week with appropriate ceremonies and activities, including the display of the flag at halfstaff.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


36:167(3), (4) (related to Police Week).

Oct. 1, 1962, Pub. L. 87–726, cls. (3), (4) (related to Police Week), 76 Stat. 676; Sept. 13, 1994, Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXII, § 320922(a)(1), (3), (4), 108 Stat. 2131.

In clause (1), the words “night and day” and “in our midst” are omitted as unnecessary.