Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department Ribbons

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department ribbons listed in order of precedence.

Reference Policy Number GC-13, Effective Date 23 APR 2024

Medal of Valor

$3.75

2 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Medal of Valor

The Office’s highest award, that may be awarded to individuals who distinguish themselves by conspicuous bravery or heroism, above and
beyond the normal demands of duty. To receive this award the individual must have performed an act displaying extreme courage while consciously facing
imminent peril. The ribbon representing this award shall be white, red, blue, red, and white. This award also consists of a plaque awarded to the recognized
individual.

Sheriff’s Medal

$3.75

100 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Sheriff’s Medal

Conferred to individuals who distinguish themselves by bravery or heroism, above and beyond the normal demands of duty, but to a lesser degree
than that required for the Medal of Valor. The ribbon representing this award shall be red, white, and red.

Sheriff’s Star

$4.50

9 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Sheriff’s Star

Conferred to individuals who distinguish themselves by bravery or heroism, above and beyond the normal demands of duty, but to a lesser degree
than that required for the Sheriff’s Medal. The ribbon representing this award shall be white, green, red, green, and white.

Purple Heart

$3.75

7 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Purple Heart

Conferred to individuals who suffer serious physical injury or death in the line of duty. This award consists of a neck ribbon with medal, citation, and a uniform ribbon. The ribbon representing this award shall be solid purple.

Life Saving Medal

$3.75

135 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Life Saving Medal

Conferred to individuals whose actions resulted in the preservation of a life that otherwise may have been lost. The rescuer need not have been subjected to personal risk through their involvement. This award consists of a neck ribbon with a medal, citation, and uniform ribbon. The ribbon representing this award shall be solid red.

 

  • The Blue Team entry should acknowledge that a life saving measure was utilized.
  • Employees who had a supporting role do not qualify for this award but may be considered for a Medical Aid Award nomination.

Sheriff’s Distinguished Service Medal

$3.75

Available on backorder

Description

Sheriff’s Distinguished Service Medal

This is the Office’s highest award for service and may be conferred to individuals who distinguish themselves by performing exceptional service in a duty of great responsibility or of critical importance to law enforcement. The exceptional performance of normal duty will not alone justify this award. The ribbon representing this award shall be solid royal blue.

Sheriff’s Meritorious Service Medal

$3.75

15 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Sheriff’s Meritorious Service Medal

Conferred to individuals who perform meritorious service similar to, but to a lesser degree than that required for the Sheriff’s Distinguished Service Medal. The ribbon representing this award shall be solid dark green.

Humanitarian of the Year Medal

NOT AVAILABLE

Description

Humanitarian of the Year Medal

This award signifies the pinnacle of success to an employee who has worked under a philosophy of servant-leadership and which honors a
selfless individual who employs a set of practices that enrich lives, values the development of others, and builds trust within our communities. This is awarded to one employee annually. The award consists of a medal and ribbon. The ribbon representing this award shall be light blue, yellow, light blue, green, yellow, green, yellow, green, light blue, yellow, light blue.

Community Relations / Outreach Award / Medal

NOT AVAILABLE

Description

Community Relations / Outreach Award / Medal

Awarded to an employee for outstanding performance or conduct exemplifying dedication to duty involving a single act or continuing excellence that fosters or furthers the Office in significant problem-solving activities in the community, the creation of a productive community partnership, or an implementation of a new community policing program or initiative that builds and enhances trust, knowledge, understanding, and community satisfaction. The award consists of a medal and ribbon. The ribbon representing this award shall be fuchsia, white, light blue, black, light blue, white, fuchsia.

Employee of the Year

$3.75

12 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Employee of the Year

Conferred to one deputy, one detention officer, and one civilian employee of the Office who have demonstrated excellence in their everyday duties, or who has been recognized by other employees or their division commander for their commendable actions throughout the year. Employees of the year are determined by the Awards Committee. The award consists of a plaque and a red, white, and blue ribbon.

Supervisor of the Year

$3.75

12 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Supervisor of the Year

Conferred to one deputy supervisor of all ranks sergeant and above, one detention supervisor of all ranks sergeant and above, and one civilian supervisor of the Office with equivalent rank of sergeant or above who have demonstrated excellence in their everyday duties, or who has been recognized by other employees to include subordinates for their commendable actions throughout the year. Supervisors of the year are determined by the Awards Committee. The award consists of a plaque and a blue, white, and red ribbon.

Meritorious Unit Citation

$3.75

1 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Meritorious Unit Citation

These awards are conferred upon an organizational unit of the Office for outstanding performance of duty, clearly above what is normally expected, which has contributed significantly to the success of a major project or field operation. The commendatory accomplishment must be the result of a combined effort by members of the unit. The participation of all unit members and the results of the cited activity must be explained in detail to be considered for this award. The awarding of a unit citation does not preclude the conferring of individual awards to members of the unit for individual accomplishments during the unit’s activity. These awards consist of a written citation and a uniform ribbon. The ribbon representing this award shall be white, blue, and white.

Emergency Service Award

$3.75

4 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Emergency Service Award

Awarded to employees and volunteers to recognize those who served the needs of the Office during the designated time frames of a natural or manmade disaster, pandemic, or another significant emergency event. This award shall consist of a certificate and a ribbon. The ribbon representing this award shall be red, gold, and red.

Military Service Award

$3.75

1 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Military Service Award

Awarded to active and former military members. The ribbon representing this award shall be green in color, with a blue, white, and red stripe in the center.

 

  • The employee shall submit a memorandum to the Human Resource Services Division requesting the military service ribbon. The initial military service ribbon shall be provided by the Office and additional ribbons may be purchased.
  • Reserve and posse members who are active or former military members are authorized to display their military service ribbon on their uniforms as specified in this Office Policy. Reserve deputies and posse members may purchase military service ribbons at their own expense. Information regarding the purchase of military service ribbons can be obtained from the Enforcement Support Division.

Honor Guard Meritorious Service Award

$4.25

2 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Honor Guard Meritorious Service Award

Awarded to deputies and detention officers who are actively serving or have formerly served in the Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard Unit, for more than three years. The ribbon representing this award shall be red in color with a blue, white, red, white, and blue stripe in center.

Dive Team Achievement Service Award

$3.75

5 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Dive Team Achievement Service Award

Awarded to sworn personnel and posse members who are actively serving or have formerly served on the Lake Patrol Dive Team for more than three years, achieving the status of Certified MCSO Diver. The ribbon representing this award shall be red with a diagonal white stripe and metallic gold border.

Mobile Field Force Service Award

$3.75

Out of stock

Description

Mobile Field Force Service Award

Awarded to deputies and detention officers who are actively serving or have formerly served on the Mobile Field Force for three years, or a satisfactorily length of time in a supervisory or command level of responsibility as designated by the Mobile Field Force Commander. The ribbon representing this award shall be coyote tan with a black stripe in center and olive drab piping on the outer edges of the ribbon.

High Risk Response Service Award

$3.75

10 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

High Risk Response Service Award

Awarded to deputies and detention officers who are actively serving or have formerly served in one of the Sheriff’s Office High Risk Response Units, to include, but not limited to, the Tactical Operations Unit (TOU), Bomb Squad, Canine Unit (K-9), Special Response Team (SRT), Fugitive Apprehension Tactical Enforcement (FATE) Team, and Aviation Services Division (ASD) personnel. This ribbon is awarded to eligible employees after completing three years of service, or a satisfactory length of time within their High Risk Response Unit, as designated by the applicable High Risk Response Unit Commander. The ribbon representing this award shall be OD green with a coyote tan stripe in center.

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