Medals of the New York City Police Department


Medals of the New York City Police Department
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The New York City Police Department presents medals to its members for meritorious service.[1] The medals the NYPD awards are as follows (from highest medal to lowest):

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Medal of Honor

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(Solid green bar speckled tiny gold stars) is awarded for:

  • Individual acts of extraordinary bravery intelligently performed in the line of duty at imminent and personal danger to life. Specifically, the Department Medal of Honor is awarded for acts of gallantry and valor performed with knowledge of the risk involved, above and beyond the call of duty.

Police Combat Cross

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(Solid green bar) is awarded for:

  • Members who have successfully and intelligently performed an act of extraordinary heroism, while engaged in personal combat with an armed adversary under circumstances of imminent personal hazard to life.

Medal for Valor

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(Solid blue bar) is awarded for:

  • Acts of outstanding personal bravery intelligently performed in the line of duty at imminent personal hazard to life under circumstances evincing a disregard of personal consequences.

Meritorious Police Duty (MPD)

Honorable Mention

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(Displayed wearing the MPD medal with a silver star in the middle) is awarded for:

  • An act of extraordinary bravery intelligently performed in the line of duty at imminent and personal danger to life.

Exceptional Merit

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(Displayed wearing the MPD medal with a green star in the middle) Awarded for:

  • An act of bravery intelligently performed involving personal risk to life.

Commendation or Commendation - Integrity

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(Displayed wearing the MPD medal with a bronze star in the middle)

  • Grave personal danger in the performance of duty, OR
  • A highly credible, unusual police accomplishment.

Commendation - Community Service

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Displayed wearing the MPD medal with a blue star in the middle)

  • An act which demonstrates devotion to a Community service.
  • An idea implemented that improves conditions within a Community.

Meritorious Police Duty (MPD)

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The Meritorious Police Duty (MPD) is awarded for:

  • An act of intelligent and valuable police service demonstrating special faithfulness or perseverance, OR
  • Highly creditable acts of police service over a period of time.

Excellent Police Duty (EPD)

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is awarded for:

  • An intelligent act materially contributing to a valuable accomplishment, OR
  • Submission of a device or method adopted to increase efficiency in an administrative or tactical procedure.

(Correct view is green on the left, white on right)

The department also awards a Purple Shield to those injured or killed in the line of duty. Various commemorative medals, unit citations, air crew wings, and a firearms proficiency breast bar for expert shooters have also been authorized.

See also

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