They say being forewarned is being forearmed so we want to let you know that National Police Week starts tomorrow with events running all week long in and around the eastern edge of downtown. Marcello Muzzatti, President of the Fraternal Order of Police DC, wrote an open letter to all downtown residents [PDF] letting them know the following:
My name is Marcello Muzzatti, the new President of the Fraternal Order of Police DC Lodge #1, and the Chairman for Police Week 2008. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to come together and join us during Police Week this year. From Tuesday, May 13, 2008 to Thursday May 15, 2008.
But, for those who remember how it went last year, he also mentions the following:
In the past there have been incidents involving people who are attending Police Week. We are currently taking steps to prevent any of the activities from disturbing the residents of our community. If you encounter or are disturbed by any of these activities please call 311 for non emergency [sic] and 911 for any emergencies.
There are numerous events taking place so we suggest you check the two websites with the event listings so you can plan accordingly.
National Police Week website – www.policeweek.org
Schedule – www.policeweek.org/schedule.html
National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund website – www.nleomf.com
Schedule – www.nleomf.com/TheFund/NPW08sched.htm
Note: The NLEOM Visitor’s Center (605 E Street, NW) will be open extended hours during the week.