It is the policy of the Burlington Police Department to promote and administer an awards and commendations program designed to acknowledge personnel, members of another agency, or citizens who have performed outstanding acts worthy of recognition.
Award of Excellence- All police officers below the rank of sergeant and all civilian employees below the position of supervisor are eligible for the award of excellence.
Class A Commendation- An attempt to save or protect human life is made through the direct action of an employee above and beyond the call of duty (no risk of his or her personal safety).
Class B Commendation- Through the direct action of an employee, a serious felony dangerous to life or against property is prevented, or someone committing the felony is apprehended in the act. Or, through the direct action of an employee, not rising to the level of above and beyond the call of duty, death or serious injury to a person was prevented.
Class C Commendation- Through the direct action or performance of an employee, an exceptional case was cleared that would not normally have been cleared. The police activity is above and beyond what is normally required of an employee during the regular performance of his or her assigned duties.