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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />COMMENDATIONS AND AWARDS ADM-04 <br /> <br />EFFECTIVE LAST REVISED NEW REVISED CALEA PAGE <br />DATE DATE DATE STANDARDS MET <br />1 of 12 <br />01-28-16 10-12-17 YES <br />08-14-02 <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br />The Department awards program is designed to recognize members of the <br />Surprise Police Department for exceptional performance and service by either <br />commendation or award. (26.1.2) <br />II. POLICY <br />To be eligible for any award, conduct must be in keeping with sound judgment <br />and reflect honorably upon the police profession. The policy of the Surprise <br />Police Department is that Department members may be awarded with a <br />supervisory recognition, Department commendation, Department certificate, <br />coin, trophy, award pin, or ribbon and/or monetary supplement, if <br />applicable. <br />III. DEPARTMENT AND EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AWARDS <br />Department Awards <br />A. - The Department may present an employee with <br />the following awards: (26.1.2) <br /> <br />Medal of Valor <br />1. - Thaward that may be <br />awarded to any member of the Department who distinguish <br />themselves by conspicuous bravery or heroism, above and beyond <br />the normal demand of duty. To be awarded the Medal of Valor, a <br />member must have performed an act displaying extreme courage <br />while consciously facing imminent peril. The conferring of an award <br />for bravery shall be in recognition of a single action performed by an <br />officer, reserve officer, non-sworn employee, or volunteer. <br />Nominations for this award must be submitted to the Awards <br />Committee for approval by the Chief of Police. This recognition <br />consists of a medal, Department certificate, and award pin. <br />Medal of Merit <br />2. - Awarded to an employee for an act of courage and <br />dedication to duty during the actual performance of a police service <br />involving significant risk or danger to personal safety. Nominations <br />for this award must be submitted to the Awards Committee for <br />approval by the Chief of Police. This recognition consists of a medal, <br />Department certificate, and award pin. <br /> <br /> <br />