Monday, October 6, 2014

Awards

Many agencies give their officers awards.  I think it is a good idea to reward positive behavior and awards are certainly a good way to do that.  Officers should be given awards for doing something extraordinary.

There should be a Medal of Valor award.  It should be given to officers who do something good at the risk of their own life, especially if they initiate the behavior.  Running into a burning building, or returning gunfire when attacked are good examples of the type of behavior that could be considered but many not be enough on their own to merit the award.

The other type of award is a Lifesaving Award.  This can be given for officers who perform CPR on a drowning victim or who pull someone from a burning car at the side of the road.  Recognizing positive behavior is a good way to get more of it; that's what the SGT Says.

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