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UVM Police Services

About Us: Awards & Commendations

Chief's Award

"The agency's highest award given annually to that team member who best demonstrates overall, outstanding attention to duty and exceptional service to the community."
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"This honor is awarded to a department member who exemplifies the department's values and embodies a commitment to the mission of UVM Police Services through conspicuous acts of respect, service, teaching, mentoring, coaching, collaboration, positive mind-set, and inclusive decision-making, both within and outside the department. This recognition is awarded through solicitation and recommendation of several department members, and should include interviews with contacts outside the department."
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"This award is presented to the member of the police department who, in the line of duty, performs a highly credible accomplishment, bringing public acclaim to him/herself, the department, or the police profession as a result of training, devotion to duty, demonstrating initiative and accomplishment and/or service to the public."
View recipients of the Meritorius/Exceptional Police Duty Award Crisis Communicator Award

"Awarded to an employee who, through communication skills, demonstrates great composure, problem solving,compassion, and intelligence in resolving a life threat, or de-escalating a potentially volatile situation without having to resort to further uses of force."
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"Awarded to an employee who, while in the line of duty and through prompt and alert actions, results in saving a life."
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"Presented to the team member for their contribution towards excellence in modeling our mission and values. Your contributions improve Police Services' efficiency and effectiveness."
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View recipients of the Certificates of Commendation Unit Citations

"Presented to a team of employees who demonstrate an ongoing participation toward the completion of a cited action."
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Certificates of Recognition are given to members of our campus or larger community for exemplary service or assistance to UVM Police Services. "Presented to community members for exemplary service or assistance to the Department of Police Services."
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"The department's highest honor given to a non-employee. It is awarded to any citizen whose contribution greatly enhances the day-to-day operations of the department or in furtherance of the goals or mission of the department. Or, to any citizen who, without concern for their own safety, renders prompt assistance to any person who is in imminent danger."
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Valor Award (Service, Responsibility, Integrity, Dedication) The departmentís highest award for courage and bravery. It is awarded in recognition of a single action performed by an employee who distinguishes themselves by conspicuous bravery above and beyond the normal demands of police service. To be awarded the Medal of Valor, an employee shall have performed an act displaying extreme courage while facing imminent peril.
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