District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department Ribbons

District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department award ribbons listed in order of precedence.

Reference General Order GO-ADM-201.05, Effective Date 01 MAR 2001

Medal of Honor

$3.75

12 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Medal of Honor

MPD sworn or civilian personnel, who perform an act of EXCEPTIONAL BRAVERY, above and beyond the call of duty, with the awareness of the possibility that the act could result in great bodily harm or death to themselves, are eligible to receive the Medal of Honor. As the premier award of the Metropolitan Police Department, this honor is only bestowed upon members in conjunction with an award of either the Medal of Valor and/or the Blue Badge award.

DECORATION: Certificate, Medal, Ribbon with “V” device distinguishing valor, and Pin.

Police Medal

NOT AVAILABLE

Description

Police Medal

MPD sworn or civilian personnel, who receive the Medal of Valor, Meritorious Service Medal, Department Blue Badge Medal, and
whose accomplishments or performance was so outstanding as to justify additional recognition by the Chief of Police. The award may be presented annually.

DECORATION: Medal, Ribbon and Certificate.

Medal of Valor

$3.75

77 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Medal of Valor

MPD sworn or civilian personnel who perform a heroic act that by its nature results in the saving of a life, preventing a serious crime, or apprehending a person who commits a serious crime are eligible to receive the Medal of Valor.

DECORATION: Certificate, Medal, Ribbon with “V” device distinguishing valor is authorized, and Pin.

Mayor’s Meritorious Service Award

$4.50

6 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Mayor’s Meritorious Service Award

The D.C. Office of Ceremonial Services handles all awards issued by the Mayor. Annually, the Mayor’s Office of Ceremonial Services awards the Mayor’s Meritorious Service Award, Gold Medal For Valor, and Silver Medal for Meritorious Service, recognizing exceptional bravery by the members of the District of Columbia Police, Fire and Corrections Departments. Nominations for this award are submitted by the agencies and recipients are selected by the Mayor’s Office. The D.C. Chamber of Commerce sponsors these awards.

DECORATION: The Mayor’s Office issues a medal and a pin. A corresponding MPD ribbon will be authorized for wear and awarded to indicate the receipt of this prestigious award. The ribbon will be worn with a gold or silver star corresponding to the level of the award. The insignia plate (pin) is reserved for wear on the dress (Class A) uniform only.

Department Blue Badge Medal

$4.25

Available on backorder

Description

Department Blue Badge Medal

MPD sworn or civilian personnel, who in the performance of enforcement duties, are seriously, critically or fatally injured while in the performance of policy duties. In addition, this award may be conferred if the injury was averted by wearing body armor. This award is limited to those cases resulting from attack by an assailant, personal combat or the performance of an act of valor.

DECORATION: Certificate, Medal, Ribbon and Pin; “V” device distinguishing valor or an extremely hazardous circumstance may be authorized.

Department Blue Shield Medal

 

$4.50

6 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Department Blue Shield Medal

MPD sworn or civilian personnel, who as a result of accidental causes, has been seriously, critically or fatally injured while in the performance of police duty. This award is limited to those cases resulting from accidental or medical circumstances (traffic crash, heart attack, fall, etc.) which occurs during direct performance of police duties.

DECORATION: Certificate, Medal, Ribbon and Pin.

Meritorious Service Medal

 

$3.75

100 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Meritorious Service Medal

MPD sworn or civilian personnel who have made significant, outstanding and sustained achievements contributing to the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the department by performing their duties with outstanding skill, enhancing community partnerships, and have exhibited diligence, productivity, judgment, and responsibility are eligible to receive the Meritorious Service Medal.

DECORATION: Certificate, Medal, Ribbon and Pin; “V” device distinguishing valor or an extremely hazardous circumstance may be authorized.

Achievement Medal

 

$3.75

5 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Achievement Medal

MPD sworn or civilian personnel performing an outstanding act that results in improved administration or operation, applies unique problem solving skills, provides substantial savings in labor or operational cost, greatly enhances the mission of the Metropolitan Police Department, furthers the goals of Policing for Prevention and enhances the lifestyle of community stakeholders, or brings great credit to the department are eligible to receive the Achievement Medal. The act or acts must be representative of performance beyond the requirements of the normal work assignment.

DECORATION: Certificate, Medal, Ribbon and Pin; “V” device distinguishing valor or an extremely hazardous circumstance may be authorized.

Unit Citation

$3.75

135 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Unit Citation

Presented to MPDC sworn and civilian members within a distinct organizational unit who have exhibited exceptional skill during a coordinated action or consistent excellence in carrying out the unit’s mission.

DECORATION: Certificate, Ribbon and Pin.

Officer of the Year Medal

$4.50

10 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Officer of the Year Medal

Presented to MPDC sworn, full-time member(s) below the rank of Chief, for exceptional achievement in any police endeavor, including valor, crime prevention, investigative work, community policing, traffic safety, drug {control and prevention, juvenile programs, and training programs.

DECORATION: Certificate, Medal, Ribbon and Pin.

Detective of the Year Medal

$4.50

12 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Employee(s) of the Year Medal

Awarded yearly to a single MPD Officer or Detective, the rank of sergeant or below, and a single MPD civilian employee who has
shown extraordinary commitment to the policing profession and the citizens of the District of Columbia while performing daily activities as a Metropolitan Police Officer or civilian employee. Through this member’s relentless dedication to duty, they would have repeatedly exhibited courage and compassion when faced with the challenges of their daily activities. This member will have contributed markedly to the mission of the Metropolitan Police Department by significantly reducing crime or the fear of crime within the District of Columbia. Sworn members selected to receive the Employee of the Year award will be issued a vehicle for their sole use while at work (not a take home vehicle). Civilian and sworn members will also receive a designated parking space for their personal vehicle, at AWARDS POLICY (G.O. – ADM – 201.05) 5 of 13 their assigned element, for the year until the next award recipient is named.

DECORATION: Certificate, Medal, Ribbon and Pin

Employee of the Year Medal

$4.50

8 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Employee of the Year Medal

Awarded yearly to a single MPD Officer or Detective, the rank of sergeant or below, and a single MPD civilian employee who has
shown extraordinary commitment to the policing profession and the citizens of the District of Columbia while performing daily activities as a Metropolitan Police Officer or civilian employee. Through this member’s relentless dedication to duty, they would have repeatedly exhibited courage and compassion when faced with the challenges of their daily activities. This member will have contributed markedly to the mission of the Metropolitan Police Department by significantly reducing crime or the fear of crime within the District of Columbia. Sworn members selected to receive the Employee of the Year award will be issued a vehicle for their sole use while at work (not a take home vehicle). Civilian and sworn members will also receive a designated parking space for their personal vehicle, at AWARDS POLICY (G.O. – ADM – 201.05) 5 of 13 their assigned element, for the year until the next award recipient is named.

DECORATION: Certificate, Medal, Ribbon and Pin

Joseph Pozell Reserve Officer of the Year Medal

$3.75

3 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Joseph Pozell Reserve Officer of the Year Medal

Presented to MPDC reserve sworn personnel who have exemplified the dedication to duty, leadership, community service, and professionalism that makes the Department a shining example of policing for the rest of the nation.

DECORATION: Certificate, Medal, Ribbon and Pin.

Distinguished Service Medal

$3.75

80 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Distinguished Service Medal

Presented to career MPDC employees or recent retirees who, throughout their careers, have exemplified the qualities of dedication, commitment and service to others in furthering the Department’s mission. Previously known as the Lifetime Achievement Award.

DECORATION: Certificate, Medal, Ribbon and Pin.

Chief of Police Award of Merit Medal

$3.75

2 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Chief of Police Award of Merit Medal

Presented to employees of other District of Columbia agencies or members of other law enforcement agencies whose actions have significantly enhanced the MPDC’s ability to prevent crime, deliver public services or otherwise carry out the Department’s public safety mission.

DECORATION: Certificate, Medal, Ribbon and Pin.

Department Lifesaving Medal

$3.75

128 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Department Lifesaving Medal

MPD sworn or civilian personnel who perform actions or who apply techniques that result in the saving or sustaining a human life are eligible to receive the Department Lifesaving Medal.

DECORATION: Certificate, Medal, Ribbon and Pin; “V” device distinguishing valor or an extremely hazardous circumstance may be authorized.

Department Unit Citation Ribbon

 

$3.75

3 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Department Unit Citation Ribbon

Awarded to MPD sworn or civilian personnel within a distinct operational unit who have exhibited exceptional professional skill and conduct during a coordinated action and have displayed consistent sustained excellence in carrying out the unit’s mission.

DECORATION: Certificate and Ribbon.

Department Commendation Ribbon

 

$4.25

Available on backorder

Description

Department Commendation Ribbon

Approved, and awarded monthly, by an Senior Executive Director or an Assistant Chief of Police, to MPD sworn or civilian personnel who perform an outstanding act with diligence, perseverance or exceptional ability that notably contributes to enhancing the image of the department or prepares, directs or executes a plan, program or procedure that makes a notable contribution to the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the department.

DECORATION: Certificate and Ribbon.

Department Honorable Mention Ribbon

$3.75

Available on backorder

Description

Department Honorable Mention Ribbon

Approved and awarded by Unit Commanders the rank of Inspector and above, or civilian Directors (grade DS-15 or above), to MPD sworn or civilian personnel whose zealous performance of job related and/or community-related tasks is indicative of superlative performance. This is the only award in which the PD751 is required. All other awards are submitted with the Award Nomination Form. AWARDS POLICY (G.O. – ADM – 201.05) 6 of 13

DECORATION: Certificate and Ribbon. Civilians may receive an optional lapel pin. A cluster will be awarded for the twenty-sixth (26th), fifty-first (51st), and seventy-sixth (76th) award of this ribbon. A single gold star will be awarded at the 100th award and will replace the three, previously issued clusters.

PSA (Police Service Area) of the Year Medal

$3.75

5 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

PSA (Police Service Area) of the Year Medal

Presented to one or more Police Service Areas receiving the most PSA of the Month Awards during the year that have demonstrated outstanding and measurable results in reducing crime and the fear of crime, building partnerships with the community, and solving priority crime problems. Members of the honored PSAs receive a cash prize of $1,000

DECORATION: Certificate, Medal, Ribbon and Pin.

PSA (Police Service Area) of the Month Award

Approved and awarded by District Commanders to sworn members and citizens based on crime reduction and/or success in problem
solving efforts. Each District Commander will select a PSA per month to be recognized for their efforts.

DECORATION: Certificate to members and citizens with a plaque presented at the end of the year for the PSA of the year. The PSA of the year is determined by the PSA receiving the most PSA awards during the year.

Physical Fitness Award Ribbon

$3.75

3 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Physical Fitness Award Ribbon

In an effort to promote good health and well being of its members, the Metropolitan Police Department will issue an award recognizing each member’s endeavor to attain a high level of physical fitness. The award will recognize each member’s overall physical fitness on three levels. Individual member’s submission for the physical fitness award will be on a voluntary basis.

Level I: Awarded to MPD personnel with an overall wellness score of 90 percent or above.

DECORATION: Certificate and Ribbon with Gold Star.

Level II: Awarded to MPD personnel with an overall wellness score between 80 to 89 percent.

DECORATION: Certificate and Ribbon with Silver Star.

Level III: Awarded to MPD personnel with an overall wellness score between 60 to 79 percent.

DECORATION: Certificate and Ribbon.

Inaugural Campaign Ribbon

$3.75

61 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Inaugural Campaign Ribbon

A Department Special Event Commemorative Service Ribbon awarded to MPD sworn or civilian personnel who serve with honor and distinction during special details, events, or assignments. Example: (50th Anniversary of NATO, Y2K, or as defined by the Chief of Police)

DECORATION: Certificate and Ribbon. Civilians may receive an optional lapel pin.

NATO Conference Ribbon

$3.75

10 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

NATO Conference Ribbon

A Department Special Event Commemorative Service Ribbon awarded to MPD sworn or civilian personnel who serve with honor and distinction during special details, events, or assignments. Example: (50th Anniversary of NATO, Y2K, or as defined by the Chief of Police)

DECORATION: Certificate and Ribbon. Civilians may receive an optional lapel pin.

Year 2000 (Y2K) Ribbon

$4.50

7 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Year 2000 (Y2K) Ribbon

A Department Special Event Commemorative Service Ribbon awarded to MPD sworn or civilian personnel who serve with honor and distinction during special details, events, or assignments. Example: (50th Anniversary of NATO, Y2K, or as defined by the Chief of Police)

DECORATION: Certificate and Ribbon. Civilians may receive an optional lapel pin.

IMF Campaign Ribbon

$3.75

9 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

IMF Campaign Ribbon

A Department Special Event Commemorative Service Ribbon awarded to MPD sworn or civilian personnel who serve with honor and distinction during special details, events, or assignments. Example: (50th Anniversary of NATO, Y2K, or as defined by the Chief of Police)

DECORATION: Certificate and Ribbon. Civilians may receive an optional lapel pin.

Defense of Homeland Ribbon

$3.75

2 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Defense of Homeland Ribbon

A Department Special Event Commemorative Service Ribbon awarded to MPD sworn or civilian personnel who serve with honor and distinction during special details, events, or assignments. Example: (50th Anniversary of NATO, Y2K, or as defined by the Chief of Police).

DECORATION: Certificate and Ribbon. Civilians may receive an optional lapel pin.

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