(UNDATED) – Across the country on January 9th each year, citizens take the lead to show support for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
Law enforcement officers from local, state and federal agencies put their life on the line every day for their communities and they remain dedicated to the communities they serve. Many times they do this without hearing any appreciation.
The job is stressful and officers spend countless hours on the job and away from their families in order to serve others.
While performing their duties, law enforcement officers have to expect the unexpected and work to make their communities safer.
This holiday was established in 2015 to remind citizens to show support for the law enforcement officers who serve their communities across the county.
Several organizations came together to create National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Those organizations include:
- Concerns of Police Survivors
- FBI National Academy Associates
- Fraternal Order of Police
- International Association of Chief of Police
- Officer Down Memorial Page
- Law Enforcement United
- National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
- International Conference of Police Chaplains
- National Troopers Coalition
There are several ways to show your support. Send a note of thanks to your local, county or state police agency. Wear blue, turn your social media channels blue or shine a blue porch light to show your support. Find more ideas at Concerns of Police Survivors and share your support using #NationalLawEnforcementAppreciationDay to share on social media.