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Recommend a police officer for commendation

A commendation is an award of public praise to a police officer for going above and beyond the call of duty. Anyone can recommend an officer for commendation to the Citizens Police Oversight Commission (CPOC).

If the commendation is approved, CPOC will award it at a public meeting.


File your commendation using one of the options below.

CPOC will research your recommendation. If a commendation is awarded and you provided contact information, you will be notified.


Download and fill out the form. Submit it to

Mail or in person

Download and fill out the form. Mail or bring it to:

1515 Arch Street
11th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Complete the online form