Columbus Police Department Ribbons

Columbus Police Department award ribbons listed in order of precedence.

Reference Columbus Police Department Directive 9.05, Effective 01 AUG 1987, Revised 30 JUN 2021.

Medal of Valor

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Medal of Valor

The Medal of Valor is presented at the discretion of the Chief of Police to active sworn Division personnel for an act of outstanding valor, and it
is the most distinguished award presented by the Division. The nominee must have demonstrated, in great degree, the qualities of selflessness, personal courage, and devotion to duty. Criteria necessary for the Medal of Valor:

  1. The situation was extremely hazardous; the nominee was able to evaluate the situation, was aware of the hazards, and took action.
  2. An incontestable risk of death or serious physical injury existed when the nominee acted.
  3. The act involved the preservation or attempted preservation of human life.
  4. The nominee’s actions were consistent with good judgment and Division training and policy.
  5. The objective was of sufficient importance to justify the risk.

Silver Cross

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Silver Cross

The Silver Cross is presented at the discretion of the Chief of Police to active sworn Division personnel who demonstrated an act of courage. Criteria necessary for the Silver Cross:

  1. The situation was dangerous; the nominee was able to evaluate the situation and take action.
  2. The officer acted in an exemplary manner well above the duties normally expected of an officer and under a substantial risk of serious personal harm.
  3. The act may have involved the preservation or attempted preservation of human life.
  4. The nominee’s actions were consistent with good judgment and Division training and policy.
  5. The objective was of sufficient importance to justify the risk.

Purple Heart

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Purple Heart

The commendation awarded to active Division personnel who, while in the performance of duty:

  1. 1. Sustained an injury, which would constitute serious physical harm as defined by the Ohio Revised Code, and was the result of an intentional criminal assault, such as a shooting, stabbing, bludgeoning, or pummeling.
  2. 2. Were victims of an intentional criminal assault, such as a shooting, stabbing, or bludgeoning, but due to the use of Division-issued protective equipment, did not sustain injuries that would constitute serious physical harm.

Distinguished Service Medal

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Distinguished Service Medal

The commendation awarded to active sworn Division personnel who performed an act in the line of duty at a risk of personal harm. The act
must have been performed under complicated or hazardous conditions, during which the officer used excellent judgment in accomplishing a specific police mission.

Medal of Merit

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Medal of Merit

The commendation awarded to active Division personnel who:

  1. Demonstrated a high degree of personal initiative.
  2. Performed substantially above normal requirements in an exemplary manner.
  3. Contributed significantly to the achievement of law enforcement goals.
  4. Received five Special Commendation Awards (automatic consideration).
  5. Performed an act which preserved or attempted to preserve a human life with a significant risk of personal harm above and beyond the criteria for the First Aid/Lifesaving Award.

Blue Star

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Blue Star

The commendation awarded to active Division personnel who, while in the performance of duty:

  1. Sustained an injury which constituted serious physical harm as defined by the Ohio Revised Code, but did not meet the standard set forth for the Purple Heart Award.
  2. Died as a result of natural causes or a traffic crash and under honorable conditions.

Special Commendation

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Special Commendation

The commendation awarded to active Division personnel who distinguish themselves by:

  1. Improving an administrative or tactical procedure within the Division.
  2. Fostering a successful community affairs program.
  3. Performing a valuable police service that demonstrated special faithfulness or perseverance.
  4. Effecting an arrest for a second-degree felony or higher without prior information from an outside source. This does not include subsequent
    charges filed due to evidence found during an inventory search or searches subsequent to an arrest.

Note: Columbus Division of Fire personnel and law enforcement, fire, and EMS personnel from foreign jurisdictions who responded via mutual aid should be considered for the Special Commendation when their performance directly contributed to the effective operation of the Columbus
Division of Police.

First Aid/Lifesaving Award

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First Aid/Lifesaving Award

The commendation awarded to active Division personnel who take action to save or attempt to save the life of another, but the action does not meet the standard for the Medal of Merit.

  1. These actions may include administering tactical first-aid, performing CPR or the Heimlich maneuver, or de-escalating a suicidal individual to reduce or remove harm.
  2. The commendation is also awarded to active Division personnel who administer an opioid reversal agent, such as Naloxone, to a suspected overdose victim.
  3. First award (Ribbon): The first incident in which the employee administered an opioid reversal agent to a suspected overdose victim.
  4. Second and subsequent awards (Star for ribbon): The tenth incident in which the employee administered an opioid reversal agent and each additional tenth incident after receiving the first award.
  5. The number of incidents involving an opioid reversal agent administration will be tracked by the TRACT Lieutenant.

Latent Evidence Award

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Latent Evidence Award

The commendation awarded to active sworn Division personnel assigned to the Patrol Subdivisions who distinguish themselves by:

  1. Securing, collecting, and submitting latent evidence that results in the identification of, and either the apprehension of or the filing of charges on, the person(s) responsible for a felony offense.

Field Training Officer (FTO) Award

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Field Training Officer (FTO) Award

The commendation awarded to active sworn Division personnel who have served as an FTO for probationary Patrol officers.

  1. First award (Ribbon): The completion of four probationary officer training phases.
  2. Second and subsequent awards (Star for Ribbon) – Each additional four probationary Patrol officer training phases completed.

Safe Driving Award

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27 in stock (can be backordered)

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Safe Driving Award

The commendation awarded to active sworn Division personnel who spend the majority of their duty hours driving a marked vehicle and while on duty have not had an at-fault accident within the specified time frame.

  1. First award (Ribbon): Five consecutive years of driving without an at-fault accident after graduating from the training academy.
  2. Second and subsequent awards (Star for Ribbon): Five consecutive years of safe driving without an at-fault accident after receiving a previous award.

Safe Flying Award

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Safe Flying Award

The commendation awarded to active sworn Division personnel assigned to the Helicopter Unit who have attained the required number of error free flight hours as a commercial pilot for the Division as outlined in the Helicopter Unit’s Standard Operating Procedures manual and described below:

  1. First award (Certificate and Ribbon): 1,500 flight hours as a commercial pilot for the Division without any incidents due to pilot error, including “hot starts,” as determined by the Aviation Safety Board.
  2. Second award (Certificate and Star for Ribbon): 2,500 flight hours of safe flying by the addition of 1,000 flight hours without any incidents of pilot error from the end date of the first award.
  3. 3. Third and subsequent awards (Certificate and Star for Ribbon): 2,500 flight hours without any incidents of pilot error after receiving a previous award.

Note: Flight hours earned as a private pilot for the Division, before earning a commercial pilot rating, shall be included when determining award eligibility.

Physical Fitness Award

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3 in stock (can be backordered)

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Physical Fitness Award

The commendation awarded to active sworn Division personnel who complete the physical fitness test and achieve either a Level II or III rating as outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

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