San Francisco Police Department Ribbons

San Francisco Police Department award ribbons listed in order of precedence.

Reference General Order 3.09, Revision 13 APR 2022.

Gold Medal of Valor

$3.75

12 in stock (can be backordered)

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Gold Medal of Valor

The Department’s highest award for valor is merited when the following elements exist: Outstanding bravery, above and beyond that expected in the line of duty, where:

 

  1. Failure to take such action would not justify censure.
  2. Risk to life existed and the member had sufficient time to evaluate that risk.
  3. The objective is of sufficient importance to justify the risk.
  4. The member accomplished the objective or was prevented from accomplishing the objective by incurring a disabling injury or death.

Silver Medal of Valor

$3.75

100 in stock (can be backordered)

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Silver Medal of Valor

The Department’s second highest award for valor is merited when the following elements exist:

 

  1. The member manifests outstanding bravery in the performance of duty under circumstances not within the provisions required for a Gold Medal of Valor.
  2. The member risks their life with full and unquestionable knowledge of the danger involved, or where a reasonable person would assume their life was in great danger.
  3. The objective is of sufficient importance to justify the risk.
  4. The member accomplished the objective or was prevented from accomplishing the objective by circumstances beyond their control.

Bronze Medal of Valor

$3.75

Available on backorder

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Bronze Medal of Valor

The Department’s third highest award for valor is the Bronze Medal of Valor. The members of the Awards Committee shall evaluate the objective, the risk, and the degree of danger, and determine by their vote whether a bronze medal of valor shall be granted.

Meritorious Conduct Award

$3.75

2 in stock (can be backordered)

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Meritorious Conduct Award

Sworn members of the Department are eligible to receive this award. The Meritorious Conduct Award is merited by making an investigation and arrest in a serious felony case when it is shown that the arrest was made possible by diligent and painstaking research on the part of the member, and it clearly appears that the member correctly weighed and evaluated all the clues and circumstances at their disposal. This award does not consider arrests made solely on the information provided by an informant.

Life Saving Award

$3.75

3 in stock (can be backordered)

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Life Saving Award

The Awards Committee may confer this award to any Department member when the following criteria are met:

  • 1. A member directly intervenes in a medical emergency by administering first aid, and
  • 2. The intervention directly resulted in the saving of a life.

Purple Heart Award

$3.75

4 in stock (can be backordered)

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Purple Heart Award

Sworn members of the Department are eligible to receive this award. The Awards Committee may award a Purple Heart to a member of the Department who is wounded or receives a serious injury while on or off duty in an incident within the course and scope of police-related functions and/or responsibilities.

In determining whether to grant a Purple Heart Award, the Committee must consider all the circumstances, but primarily the degree of injury and factual situation facing the member during the incident. The Awards Committee may confer this award when both of the following criteria are met:

  • 1. The injury or wound must have caused a serious impairment or physical condition requiring professional medical treatment, including but not limited to loss of consciousness, concussion, bone fracture, protracted loss of any bodily function or organ, extensive suturing, or serious disfigurement.
  • 2. The member must have sustained the injury as a direct or indirect result of action that the member believed necessary to prevent the loss of life or serious injury to members of the public or other members of the Department, and that falls within the parameters of all Department rules and regulations.

The Awards Committee is not precluded from awarding any other medal of valor that the Committee believes is justified to a member who is awarded a Purple Heart

Police Commission Commendation

$3.75

2 in stock (can be backordered)

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Police Commission Commendation

All Department members are eligible to receive this award. The Police Commission or the Department’s Awards Committee may grant this commendation to members for extraordinary acts or contributions done in the performance of their duties. Examples of these acts include, but are not limited to:

  • 1. Actions performed while in a uniform or plainclothes assignment that do not fall within the criteria of the Medal of Valor or the Meritorious Conduct Award; or
  • 2. Employing de-escalation techniques during an incident involving a subject armed with a weapon, exhibiting violent behavior, or making a credible threat of violence; and the member resolves the incident with minimal to no use of force; or
  • 3. Contributing to the development of programs, policies or procedures that support the Department’s mission and goals.

Crisis Intervention Team Award

NOT AVAILABLE

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Crisis Intervention Team Award

Sworn members of the Department are eligible to receive this award. The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Award may be granted to any member who demonstrates excellence in the use of CIT principles during an incident, and the member resolves the incident with minimal to no use of force. The CIT Award is granted to members by the CIT Mental Health Working Group.

Leadership Development Institute Graduate

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Leadership Development Institute Graduate

All Department members are eligible for this recognition. This recognition is awarded to Department members who graduated from the San Francisco Police Department (“SFPD”) Leadership Development Institute Program.

Unit Citation Award

$4.25

1 in stock

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Detroit Police Department Memorial Medal of Honor

The Detroit Police Department Memorial Medal of Honor is a posthumous award granted for outstanding police action in which the officer is killed in the line of duty. The act must be of such nature as to indicate that the danger to the officer was inherent and obvious. The ribbon for this medal is black silk grosgrain.

U.S. Armed Forces Service Ribbon

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U.S. Armed Forces Service Ribbon

Members who served in the military prior to joining the SFPD or who are currently serving as a Reservist or National Guard are authorized to wear the Department’s U.S. Armed Forces Service Ribbon in recognition and appreciation of their service.

1989 Earthquake Campaign Ribbon

$3.75

8 in stock (can be backordered)

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1989 Earthquake Campaign Ribbon

This recognition is awarded to members of the San Francisco Police Department (“SFPD”) serving during the 1989 Earthquake.

2010 World Series Ribbon

NOT AVAILABLE

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2010 World Series Campaign Ribbon

This recognition is awarded to members of the San Francisco Police Department (“SFPD”) serving during the 2010 World Series.

Superbowl 50 Campaign Ribbon

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Superbowl 50 Campaign Ribbon

This recognition is awarded to members of the San Francisco Police Department (“SFPD”) serving during Superbowl 50.

COVID-19 Campaign Ribbon

NOT AVAILABLE

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COVID-19 Campaign Ribbon

This recognition is awarded to members of the San Francisco Police Department (“SFPD”) serving during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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