Today through Saturday is designated National Police Week and the public will have an opportunity to tour police headquarters and the incident command vehicle, meet police officers and learn first-hand about the Kaua‘i Police Department’s day-to-day operations.
“Police Week is a time to reflect on the sacrifices our law enforcement officers have made for our communities, those who have died in the line of duty and those who continue to protect our community on a daily basis,” states Kaua‘i Police Chief Darryl Perry, in a press release.
An open house is scheduled at KPD headquarters Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The department is located at 3990 Kaana St. in Lihu‘e.
Other police week activities include:
• Proclamation Ceremony today at 8:30 a.m., Lihu‘e Civic Center, rotunda
• Employee Appreciation Day, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
National Police Week was created in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week.