Fraternal Order of Police / Oregon Lodge 110
Oregon Police Division – Awards Committee
Welcome to the Awards and Commendation section of the Oregon Police Division website. Annually, the Oregon Police Division holds a banquet to honor the outstanding and exemplary efforts put forth by members of the community and Officers of the police division. These individuals are recognized in areas that include Valor, Distinction, Achievement, and Lifesaving. The awards banquet is organized under the direction of the nominated Awards Committee that is comprised of two Sergeants, two Patrolmen, and one Dispatcher.
In the Awards and Commendation section, descriptions of the various awards and the criteria required to be nominated is provided. It is through the generous donations and contributions of our community members and businesses that this Awards Banquet is made possible.
Please take a few moments to view all those who have offered their support. If you are interested in supporting the Oregon Fraternal Order of Police Awards Program, please contact the Awards Committee Chairperson, Sergeant Brad Tristan. 419-698-7179
Award Types and Criteria Required
Class ‘A’ Awards
Medal of Valor
Distinguished Service Medal
Officer of the Year
Class ‘B’ Awards
Class B awards signify a member’s achievement or participation within a certain unit for the Division. These awards were updated in 2016 to reflect the growth of the agency and the expansion of the additional duties filled by officers.
Years of Honorable Service
Years of Safe Driving
Class ‘C’ Awards
Chief’s Award – Awarded to a division employee whose level of performance earns them a place on the “Employee of the Year” ballot. This award is in lieu of any Merit Commendations earned by the employee as this award encompasses the pattern of performance throughout the year.
Merit Commendation – May be awarded to a division employee who displays a high degree of initiative and professionalism in the performance of their duties.
Citizen Commendation – May be awarded to any citizen who risks personal safety in order to render aid to law enforcement or who saves or attempts to save the life of a Police Officer who may be in imminent danger of death. This award shall be presented by the Mayor at a City Council meeting or other public forum.
Citizen Recognition Letter – May be awarded to any citizen or group of citizens, who have rendered valuable assistance to the Oregon Police Division. This shall include taking an active role in the community to provide cooperation and support to the division in a degree that far exceeds reasonable community relations expectations.
Brandon H. Begin
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