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As a police department, we are involved in many ways with the
public. Communication between the Laconia Police Department and the
public we serve is crucial to the success of the department and a
safe community. However, more often than not those channels are
filled with serious and important information. Because of that, we
are bring you "Inside LPD," where we explain about different stuff
that may seem to be the "norm" for officers, but not so for others.
You will find on this page different items you might notice of officers. Below are the Medals and Awards an Officer may receive during their career. The "bars" or "ribbons" are what is worn above the Officer's name on their uniform. Medals are generally worn during formal occasions and not on duty.
The highest award the department gives is awards to Officers,
employees, or citizens, who, in an effort to protect the life of
another and with disregard for their personal safety, perform an act
or acts of outstanding courage while in an actual confrontation with
an armed and/or dangerous adversary.
Awarded to Officer who, while utilizing proper police tactics,
effects or attempts to effect the arrest of any person who has used
a deadly weapon to commit a crime or to resist arrest and placing the
Officer in danger of his/her personal safety.
Awarded to Officers who have been wounded or receive serious
bodily injury as a direct result of their required duty by means
which could inflict serious bodily injury or death.
Awarded to Officers for an act of outstanding courage without regard
for personal safety while saving or attempting to save the life of
Awarded to Officers who have or attempted to save the life of
Awarded to Officers for an act of intelligence and valuable Police
service which demonstrates a special faithfulness or perseverance
towards effecting an especially important arrest. In addition,
Officers may earn an Award for Meritorious Service by maintaining a
high degree of efficiency and exemplary performance in an assigned
collateral duty, special assignments, by an act or acts of
outstanding leadership, or by outstanding performance in charitable
and service projects within the community.
Awarded to Officers for outstanding service which resulted from
teamwork as a unit rather than an individual effort.
Awarded to Officers who have illustrated, on a continual basis,
dedication to duty, growth in his/her position, quality performance
on a regular basis and a well-rounded volume of work. The candidate
will have performed with integrity and will have been subject to no
disciplinary action during the time for which the award was made. The
performance of the candidate would be that which is consistent with
an exemplary employee.
Chief of Police Captain Lieutenant
Sergeant Master Patrol Officer
Police Training Officer Motorcycle Officer
SWAT Officer Bicycle Officer