The Sacramento Police Department is proud to recognize its employees who have gone above and beyond their duties in serving our community. Personnel receiving awards have exhibited bravery above and beyond that which is expected, displayed courage involving personal hazard, were directly responsible for saving a human life during a grave situation, or performed effective, efficient, and valuable service to the Sacramento Police Department.
|Silver Medal of Valor||Bronze Medal of Valor|
|This medal shall be awarded for outstanding service and conspicuous bravery in the line of duty. This award would be considered when the circumstances do not fall within the provisions required for a Gold Medal of Valor.
||This medal shall be awarded for bravery in the line of duty when the circumstances do not fall within the provisions required for a Gold or Silver Medal of Valor; however, bravery was of such a magnitude that the recipient is worthy of the Bronze Medal of Valor.
|Purple Heart Award||Distinguished Service Award|
|This medal shall be awarded when employees sustain a serious wound or great bodily injury by a hostile person.||This medal shall be awarded to personnel who have performed effective, efficient, and valuable service to the Department. Such service may be a specific instance or it may be an outstanding performance of general duties over an extended period of time.|
|Life Saving Award|
|This medal shall be awarded to employees who were directly responsible for the saving of a human life or for the performance of emergency medical aid to prolong a human life.|