The Kettering Police Department takes great pride in the service of its officers. The following commendations were awarded for service provided above and beyond the exceptional call of duty.
Class ICommendation – Awarded for an act evidencing highly-professional conduct or performance or giving evidence of selfless conduct by an employee during a time of crisis or emergency, but which is less than a valorous, distinguished, or meritorious act in nature.
Class II Commendation – Awarded for an act evidencing highly-professional conduct or performance or giving evidence of selfless conduct by an employee. Said conduct should rise to a level that would constitute exemplary effort or dedication while in performance of the employee’s duty not in the time of crisis or emergency.
Meritorious Service Award — Awarded for an act which is extraordinary in nature performed under special circumstances or situation, but which involves no personal danger to the employee performing the act; or may be awarded for an act involving operational risk to an employee which is performed above and beyond the call of duty. This may include extraordinary actions performed under extreme conditions as determined by the Awards Review Board.
Medal of Valor Award ‑ Awarded for an act that involves extreme risk to the life of an employee and which is performed above and beyond the call of duty. Generally the Medal of Valor will be conferred as a result of combat operations.