Bellevue City Council Recognizes National Police Week, Bellevue Police

The Bellevue City Council recognized the sacrifice made by law enforcement officers this week by issuing a proclamation in support of our nation’s police officers. To kick off last night’s city council meeting, the council recognized May 13 – 19 as “National Police Week.” The proclamation commends the community’s police officers who “play an essential role in safeguarding the safety and freedom of all those who live, work, and visit Bellevue.”

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The Bellevue City Council and Mayor recognized members of the Bellevue Police Department and the sacrifice of all law enforcement officers by issuing a proclamation recognizing  National Police Week.

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

The Bellevue Police Department is nationally accredited, with 184 commissioned employees and a total staff of 225. The full proclamation is available to read online.

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