Philadelphia Police Department Ribbons

Philadelphia Police Department award ribbons listed in order of precedence.

Reference Directive 6.1, Effective Date 31 OCT 2018, Updated Date 25 FEB 2021.

Purple Heart

$3.75

2 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Purple Heart

Awarded for an extraordinary act of courage, without regard for personal safety, while engaged in actual combat with an armed and dangerous adversary and sustained a serious or fatal injury.

This commendation is presented in the form of a purple and white ribbon bar, corresponding medal and certificate.

The Sergeant Robert Wilson III Medal of Valor

$3.75

7 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

The Sergeant Robert Wilson III Medal of Valor

Awarded for an extraordinary act of courage, without regard to personal safety while engaged in actual combat with an armed and dangerous adversary.

This commendation is presented in the form of a purple ribbon bar, corresponding medal and certificate.

NOTE: Sergeant Robert Wilson III, on March 5, 2015 while conducting a security check of the GameStop store located at 2101 West Lehigh Avenue, when inside, two armed assailants surrounded him and opened fired at point blank range. Sergeant Wilson, fearing for the safety of the store patrons and despite being shot several times, returned fire and engaged in a fierce gun battle with the suspects. Sergeant Wilson was severely wounded and transported to Temple Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Medal of Bravery

$3.75

135 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Medal of Bravery

Awarded for the performance of an outstanding arrest where the officer’s effort is met by an armed and dangerous adversary.

This commendation is presented in the form of a red ribbon bar, corresponding medal and certificate.

Medal of Heroism

$3.75

128 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Medal of Heroism

Awarded for an act of courage without regard to personal safety, which places the officer in imminent physical danger in their efforts to effect a rescue or save a life.

The commendation is presented in the form of a green ribbon bar, corresponding medal and certificate.

Medal of Excellence

$3.75

67 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Medal of Excellence

Awarded to 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 having exhibited diligence, productivity, judgment and responsibility. The act or acts must be representative of performance beyond the requirements of the normal work assignment.

The commendation is presented in the form of a blue and red ribbon bar (sworn), blue and red lapel pin (civilian), corresponding medal and certificate.

Medal of Tactical De-Escalation

$3.75

3 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Medal of Tactical De-Escalation

Awarded to sworn personnel who utilized exceptional tactical skills or verbal approaches and techniques to de-escalate any deadly force situation resulting in the saving or sustaining of a human life.

The commendation is presented in the form of a silver and blue ribbon bar, corresponding medal, and certificate.

Medal of Life Saving

$3.75

6 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Medal of Life Saving

Awarded to sworn and civilian personnel who perform acts or apply techniques that result in the saving or sustaining of a human life.

The commendation is presented in the form of a red, white, and blue ribbon bar (sworn) or a red, white and blue lapel pin (civilian), corresponding medal and certificate.

Commendation for Merit

$3.75

Available on backorder

Description

Commendation for Merit

Sworn Personnel – Awarded for a highly intelligent and valuable act of police service which demonstrates special initiative and perseverance in the performance of police duties.

The commendation is represented in the form of a blue ribbon bar and certificate.

Civilian Personnel – Civilian employees of the Department are eligible for commendations when in the performance of their duty, they demonstrate outstanding professionalism and special initiative in their assignment, provide excellent service to the citizens of Philadelphia, or their performance fosters a positive police/community relation.

The commendation is presented in the form of a blue lapel pin and certificate.

Problem Solving Award

NOT AVAILABLE

Description

Problem Solving Award

Awarded to sworn or civilian personnel for performing an outstanding achievement that results in improved administration or operation by applying problem solving skills that result in substantial savings in labor or operational costs, greatly enhances the mission of the Philadelphia Police Department,
furthers the goal of problem solving and community policing, enhances the lifestyle of community stakeholders, and brings great credit to the department.
The act or acts must be representative of performance beyond the requirements of the normal work assignment.

This award is presented in the form of a light blue, white and light blue ribbon bar (sworn), or a light blue, white and light blue lapel pin (civilian) and certificate.

Commendatory Citation

$3.75

3 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Commendatory Citation

Sworn Personnel – Awarded for an arrest or any police service showing exceptional courage, intelligence, or
integrity in the performance of their duty.

The commendation is presented in the form of a blue and gold ribbon bar and certificate.

Civilian Personnel – Awarded for any service showing exceptional diligence, intelligence or integrity in the
performance of their duties.

The commendation is presented in the form of a blue and gold lapel pin and certificate.

Community Service Award

$3.75

2 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Community Service Award

Awarded to sworn or civilian personnel for their valuable and outstanding service while on or off duty, through an act or series of acts that provided great service to families and/or communities that was beyond the normal call of duty. These acts may range from exceptional job-related community interaction to volunteer or community service that brings public acclaim to the employee, the Philadelphia Police Department and the entire police profession.

This commendation is presented in the form of a dark navy blue and white ribbon bar (sworn), or a dark navy blue and white lapel pin (civilian) and certificate.

Special Events

$3.75

2 in stock

Description

Special Events

The Special Events Commendation is authorized for any member of the department, sworn or civilian, who participated in an event that the Police
Commissioner determines to be a significant or historical event.

The commendation is presented in the form of a light blue, white, and red ribbon bar (sworn) or a light blue, white and red lapel pin (civilian). For each
additional Special Event that an officer works, one (1) silver star will be awarded. Civilian personnel will receive a certificate for each additional Special Event.

2000 Republican National Convention

$3.75

12 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Special Event previously recognized as significant:

2000 Republican National Convention (red, white and blue with gold Liberty Bell) ribbon bar.

2013 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference

$3.75

5 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Special Event previously recognized as significant:

2013 International Association Chiefs of Police (IACP) Philadelphia, PA. (Black/Gold ribbon).

Commendation for COVID-19 Pandemic

$3.75

4 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Commendation for COVID-19 Pandemic

Awarded to sworn and civilian personnel for their dedication and tenacity while continuing to perform their daily assigned tasks during the 2020 COVID-19
Pandemic outbreak.

This commendation is presented in the form of a red, white, and red ribbon bar and certificate (sworn), and a certificate (civilian).

Gold Ribbon Frame

$3.00

Description

Gold Frame

Used in conjunction with an award ribbon.

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