Living so close to DC, we always find at least one day each year to attend National Police Week. As a law enforcement family, it is a way for us to pay our respects to fallen officers and their families from the previous year. It is also a time to come together to show one another support and participate in events and experiences that are police-related. We also love thanking fellow law enforcement for their sacrifices every day.
This year National Police Week is Sunday, May 15th-May 21st, 2022. Thousands of officers and their families travel to DC to participate in the many events throughout the week. But if you can’t travel to DC in person, that’s okay, you can still participate locally.
Ways to participate in National Police Week from home:
Police Appreciation Bags
If you are a crafter (or even if you aren’t) this is your time to shine! Assembling gift bags for law enforcement is a great way to give them items they may need like hand sanitizer, gatorade or water, snacks, etc. while also showing support!
Check out this step by step tutorial on how to make police appreciation bags with a free printable tag!
Police Week Apparel
Shop small or support an organization that provides support and resources to law enforcement.
Here are some of my favorites:
Honor and Remember shirt- Male Version
Honor and Remember shirt- Female Version
Thin Blue Line USA also has a TON of options for both men and women. Browse their selection here.
You can use code PROUD15 for 15% off.
Easy Thin Blue Line Trail Mix Gift Bags
These are SUPER easy to make, stay fresh for a long time and are a huge crowd pleaser!
This is how you make them!
Thin Blue Line Painted Rocks
These are so fun to make, especially if you have little ones. You can leave them around your town, near restaurants or near the police station to put a smile on any police officer’s face!
Check out how to make them here.
A thin blue line themed personalized gift
Go custom and if you order in time, you can have a personalized gift at your doorstep in no time for your officer!
Thin Blue Line Glock Plate (can customize or just get the thin blue line) from Milspin
Thin Blue Line or rank Metal sign- also from Milspin
Thin Blue Line Engraved Glass with Brass
Thin Blue Line Cupcakes or Oreo Truffle Balls
These are two of my most popular posts because the recipes are SO good and SO easy!
Check out the thin blue line cupcakes here.
Find the oreo truffle ball recipe here.
Thank you cards or hand drawn pictures
Nothing says “thank you” or “I appreciate you” more than a hand written or hand drawn card. This is a great activity that your children can be involved in. Even sidewalk chalk messages spread cheer!
Leave a positive review about a police department on social media.
Law enforcement is so used to hearing about the negatives in life, instead help them see the good they are doing by bringing some positivity.
Make a donation to a trusted police organization in honor of a fallen officer.
Some sites I trust and recommend are:
First Responders Benefit Association
Hang a thin blue line flag outside your home or even in your garden if you want to be more discreet.
We buy all of our thin blue line flags from Thin Blue Line USA. They are high quality and made in the USA!
Remember, it’s not about where you celebrate, show remembrance or support. It’s not about how much money you spend or making your appreciation look bigger than last year.
Truly, any thought counts. Honoring and remembering the fallen is what this special week is about. Also, showing love and gratitude for those still serving around the country.
We would love to see what you are doing for National Police Week- share with us on Instagram and tag us!