The Police Medal of Honor
The Police Medal of Honor is the highest award which can be given by the Oklahoma City the Department. The Police Medal of Honor is to be awarded to a police officer of the Oklahoma City Police Department who voluntarily distinguishes himself or herself conspicuously by gallantry and extraordinary heroism. The act must be in excess of normal demands and of such a nature that the officer was fully aware of the imminent threat to their personal safety and acted above and beyond the call of duty at the risk of their life.
The Police Cross
The Police Cross is ranked on the Oklahoma City Police Department as next-highest to the Medal of Honor. The Police Cross is to be awarded when an officer loses his or her life, in the performance of their duty, under honorable circumstances. The Police Cross may be awarded in addition to any other award the officer may be entitled to in making the supreme sacrifice.
The Police Medal of Valor
The Police Medal of Valor ranks next in prominence to the Police Cross. The Medal of Valor is to be awarded to an officer of the Oklahoma City Police Department for exceptional bravery at imminent risk of serious bodily injury. The recipient demonstrating exceptional courage by performing a voluntary course of action in an extremely dangerous situation.
The Police Medal of Meritorious Service
The Police Medal for Meritorious Service, ranked next in prominence to the Police Medal of Valor, may be awarded to an officer who qualifies in the capacity of meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility. This duty is reflecting excellence in such performance; distinguishes themselves and the Department by their performance is awarded upon completion of the duty assignment.