Security forces set plans for National Police Week activities

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- The 27th Security Forces Squadron is making plans to honor law enforcement officials throughout National Police Week, Sunday to May 20. 

Security forces will host several events during Police Week to raise money to honor law enforcement officials who have lost their lives or been disabled in the line of duty. Funds will go to the National Fraternal Order of Police. 

May 15 has been named National Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week of May 15 has become National Police Week, since President John Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 on Oct. 1, 1962, according to the national cops Web site. 

According to the Web site, a law enforcement officer gives his or her life for local citizens every 57 hours. 

For more information on Police Week and services offered by the NFOP, see www.nationalcops.org. 

Schedule of events 

Sunday: A motorcycle rally and barbeque. Registration starts at 10 a.m. at the local 
Harley Davidson shop located on Mabry Drive in Clovis. The last bike will leave at 11:30 a.m., the end of registration. 

The entrance fee is $15 per bike or $20 per couple and includes barbeque and a T-shirt.
The point of contact is Tech Sgt. Douglas Clayton at 784-2064.

Monday: A Jail and Bail starts at 10 a.m. next to the main gate. The points of contact are Staff Sgt. Alan Clontz and Staff Sgt. Mia Joyner at 784-6464. 

There is no minimum buy in and the event is open to base populace. 

Airmen cannot be in uniform while “apprehending” individuals. Also, they cannot use government vehicles for transportation to or from the jail.

Tuesday: A security forces display featuring fingerprinting for children and a bike rodeo starts at 10 a.m. at the base commissary lobby and parking lot. The point of contact is Senior Airman Brian Flanagan at 784-2625: 

Activities:
— Fingerprinting for children.
— Mobile Command trailer.
— K-9 demo.
— Bicycle rodeo where the serial numbers of children’s bicycles can be recorded.

Thursday: The Law Enforcement Pistol Shoot and Barbecue starts at 9 a.m. at the base range. Everyone on base is invited but must bring their own personal weapons and two magazines. No weapons larger than a 45-caliber will be allowed. 

The point of contact is Staff Sgt. August Bradley at 784-2820 

Sign up is from 9 to 9:30 a.m. unless pre-registered. 

The cost is $10 and included in price is the barbecue, or barbecue alone is $5 per person.

May 19: A golf tournament starts at noon at Whispering Winds.
A security forces retreat ceremony starts at 4:30 p.m. at the base flag in front of Bldg. 1. Participants and observers need to be in place by 4 p.m. The points of contact are Staff Sgt. Christine Tims and Airman 1st Class Joshua Jacobson at 784-4928.

May 20: A softball tournament and barbecue begins at 10 a.m. at the fields adjacent to the base commissary. Points of contact are Staff Sgt. Jesus Mercado and Staff Sgt. Christine Tims at 784-4822. 

Registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. 

Entry fee is $15 and includes the barbecue.