Reserve Officer of the Year Ribbon Established

The LAPD Uniform Committee announced the approval of a new service ribbon for reserve police officers. As per the Notice, “The Department has approved the creation of a Department ribbon commemorating the accomplishment of reserve police officers who are awarded the Divisional, Bureau, and Department reserve police officer of the year awards. Each year, reserve police officers are recognized by the Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation (LAPRF) and the Department during the Twice a Citizen award ceremony. To increase the recognition of this honor, Reserve Police Officer Michael Sellars Serial #R2356, Co-President of the LAPRF, Hollywood Area, recommended that the Department create the Exceptional Service Ribbon for the Reserve Officer of the Year.”

The design of the ribbon is based on the Reserve Service Ribbon, with a gold-colored center added; there is a 3/16” silver star and a 5/16” gold star for the Bureau and Department honors, respectively. Officers will be able to wear the ribbon and device for the highest single Reserve Officer of the Year awarded to date, placed following the Patrol and Detective ribbons and before the Reserve Service ribbon. 

The making of the new ribbons, which had been pending funding, has since been funded by the Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation. Thank you to board member Gloria Grube for following up on the status.

Police Officer III Johnny Gil at the Reserve Unit arranged the manufacturing of the newly approved ribbon, and the LAPRF approved a purchase order. LAPD reserve police officers, active and honorably retired, may acquire the ribbon for the highest honor they have received during their reserve career with the Los Angeles Police Department.