As visitors read about our agency, it becomes very clear how proud we are of our officers and the exemplary performance that each provides.  Many have won awards from the South Carolina Chiefs of Police Association. 

In order for you to better understand each of these awards, the criteria for each is listed below.  We think you'll agree that the acheivements of our officers' are, indeed, something of which we should all be proud.
This page was last updated on: January 18, 2013
Elgin Police Officers' Awards Page
Medal Of Valor is presented to an officer who, during the performance of his duties, risks his life, sustaining no seriious injury, to save that of another individual.  This is the second highest award available from the South Carolina Chiefs of Police Association.
Certificate of Merit is awarded to officers who have rendered exceptional service, saved lives through no personal risk or, clearly distinguishes himself above the normal duties of other officers, thereby bringing favorable recognition and pride to his department.
Community Service Award is given to an officer who distinguishes himself in the Community by rendering services, acts of kindnesses above and beyond the scope of normal duties.
Officer of the Year is awarded to any officer who has distinguished himself above his peers.
Good Conduct Medal is awarded to the officer who exhibits exemplary behavior, efficiency, and morale.  This officer would set an example for others to follow and be willing to give a little "extra" without being asked or ordered.
Civic Achievement is awarded to any officer who achieves recognition from any civic or professional organization for his outstanding performance of his duties.
Safe Driver Award is given to any officer who has driven a full year without being involved in any accident - through his fault or not. 
Expert is is awarded to officers who shoot at least 90% on Academy approved firearms courses.
Sharpshooter is awarded to officers who shoot 80% to 89% on Academy approved firearms courses.