Police Citation Bar Decoration

The bars worn above the Police Officer's name tag are departmental awards or Citation Bar Decorations. The Citation Bars are awarded through nominations from civilians, fellow officers, supervisors, or the officer him or herself. These citations are awarded for bravery, intelligence, quick thinking, and team work while performing his/her duties. Below are the citations bars that the ULM Police Department award and a brief discription regarding their meaning.

 

THE PATRIOT

Dedication for the defense and Protection of the United States Flag.

MEDAL OF HONOR

An outstanding act in the line of duty with risk involved.

MEDAL OF VALOR

An individual act of heroism at imminent personal hazard of life in combat with an armed adversary.

MERITORIOUS SERVICE

A highly unusual accomplishment under adverse conditions with some degree of hazard to life and limb to the nominee or where death or injury to a third party is prevented.

LIFE SAVING

An act performed in the line of duty, which through disregard of personal safety or prompt and alert reaction, results in saving a life.

UNIT CITATION

A team effort under combat conditions including all participating staff members who in support of Departmental operations, distinguished themselves to effectuate the protection of life and property.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

A highly credible accomplishment bringing public acclaim to the officer, his/her department of the law enforcement profession as a result of training and devotion to duty or service to the public.

PURPLE HEART

For officers who while performing their duties are injured. Requires medical attention and 3 or more days off-duty to be eligible.

MILITARY SERVICE

Any sworn member who has honorably served in any branch of the United States Military, including reserve status, completed their tour of duty and received an Honorable Discharge.

POLICE SERVICE

 

DISPATCHER SERVICE

Worn by officers for their continued dedication to police service or dispatcher service. Officers are eligible after completing their probationary period.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Rendered for an extraordinary and continuing service to the community in an off-duty capacity and without risk to personal safety.

OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Recipients demonstrate and continually promote the Department’s goals and mission.

DOCTORATE DEGREE

 

MASTER DEGREE

 

BACHELOR DEGREE

 

ASSOCIATE DEGREE

 

EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

Worn by any sworn member that has earned a degree from a recognized and accredited college.

 

Achievement of 65 credits towards a degree and/or the introduction of a new method or device to improved departmental procedures.

INSTRUCTOR

 

FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR

Worn by any sworn member that is certified as a Police Instructor and is actively being utilized in this capacity by the ULM Police Department.

Worn by any sworn member that is certified as a Police Firearms Instructor and is actively being utilized in this capacity by the ULM Police Department.

EMT

 

FIRST RESPONDER

Worn by officers who have a current certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.

Worn by officers who are currently certified as First Responders.

C.I.T. OFFICER

For officers who successfully complete the Crisis Intervention Team Training. Worn in lieu of the C.I.T. pin.

SHARPSHOOTER

The officer that has the highest score during annual qualification. This award is valid for one year.

RIFLE QUALIFICATION

Worn by officers who are currently certified to carry department issued patrol rifles.

POLICE DIVER

Worn by any officer that is certified as a Police Diver and is actively being utilized in this capacity by the ULM Police Department.

LHSC DWI

Worn by officers who have received the DWI award from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

INTOXILYZER

Worn by any sworn member that is certified as an Intoxilyzer Officer and is actively being utilized in this capacity by the ULM Police Department.

FIELD TRAINING OFFICER

Worn by any sworn member that is actively being utilized as an F.T.O. by the ULM Police Department.

PHYSICAL FITNESS

The physical fitness award is awarded to officers who successfully pass the physical fitness test set by Cooper Fitness Standards in which sit-ups, push-ups, and a 300 meter sprint is performed. This award is earned on a yearly basis and is very competitive among patrol shifts.