MEDIA ADVISORY: The 673d Security Forces Squadron to observe National Police Week at JBER

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The 673d Security Forces Squadron is hosting ceremonies and events in observance of National Police Week which begins May 12 and ends May 18 this year.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. The calendar week in which May 15 falls is designated 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.

Department of Defense ID cardholders are invited to attend the following observances and events:

May 13: Opening ceremony at Heritage Park at 7:30 a.m.

May 13-14: 24-hour Vigil Walk/Run at Elmendorf Gym’s outdoor track begins 8 a.m. May 13. To register for a specific timeslot, visit 2024 JBER Police Week: 24-Hour Vigil Walk/Run (

May 15: Military Working Dog demonstration and weapons display at the Main Exchange parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 16: Defender Challenge at Camp Mad Bull, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Military personnel wishing to participate can register via 2024 JBER Police Week: Defender Challenge (

May 17: Ruck march at Heritage Park beginning at 7:30 a.m.

May 17: Closing ceremony at Heritage Park, 3 p.m.

Media outlets interested in covering the Military Working Dog demonstration and weapons display must RSVP no later than 5 p.m., May 14 to ensure base access and PA escort to the event. Please provide the name of the reporter, media outlet and contact number by sending an e-mail to or call 907-551-8995.