The Allentown Police Department will mark National Police Week May 13-19 with a Commendation Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 16 at 10:00am at Scottish Rite Cathedral.
Members of the police department and citizens of the community will receive various awards approved by the Commendation Committee. There will also be a presentation of “School Safety Patrols of the Year.”
The awards ceremony will be followed immediately by a brief memorial service held in the courtyard in front of the Scottish Rite Cathedral, where a wreath will be laid for all departed police officers.
In 1962 the United States Congress set aside May 15 of each year as Police Memorial Day, and that week as “National Police Week.”
The public is invited to attend the ceremony.