Custom Commendation Bars

Personalized Commendation Bars Made Easy!

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Excellent sales and design team. High quality merchandise. Customer service is top notch.Ted Stephens – City of Lucas Fire-Rescue

Ted Stephens – City of Lucas Fire-Rescue

Also Known as Citation Bars

Commendation Bars are Lapel Pins worn by our service men and women’s uniforms.
They recognize the receiver’s bravery, their rank, position, as well as showcase their honor and courage serving our country in one capacity or another.

While it is usually Military personnel who wears citation bars, more and more Law Enforcement, EMS, and our Firefighters,  and emergency service workers  use them in their award programs.

The most common size for a citation bar is 1.875″W x 0.375″H, but we can make them in any size you need.

Commendation Bars Sizes

Citation Bar Sizes


Citation Bar Back Options

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Commendation Bars Holder


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Police Service Award Bars, Law Enforcement, EMS, Firefighter Bars

Police Service Award Bars, Law Enforcement, EMS, Firefighter Bars
Police Service Award Bars, Law Enforcement, EMS, Firefighter Bars

What is the “Thin Blue Line”?

The Thin Blue Line is a symbol used by law enforcement, it started in the UK and is not used in the US and Canada to commemorate fallen and to show support for the living law enforcement officers and to symbolize the relationship of law enforcement in the community as the protectors of fellow civilians from criminal elements. Wikipedia. It is an analogy to the term Thin Red Line.

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Each stripe on the emblem represents certain respective figures:

  • the top black stripe represents the public
  • and the bottom represents the criminals.

The idea behind the graphic is that law enforcement (the blue line) is what stands between the violence and victimization by criminals and the would-be victims of crime.

By using thin blue line products, people show support for police.[citation needed] In the wake of polemics over police shootings, the Thin Blue Line Flag has become popular among law enforcement personnel, their families and supporters. [Source:]


It is common for cities and agencies to create custom commendation bars. EMTs and First Responders receive commendation bars by working thru our Nations Emergencies such as hurricanes.
Certified instructors in every field have created award service bars to set themselves apart in position.


They started during the US Civil War and were given at the unit commander’s sole discretion. Since then, they have become a recognized and formal award given during rank promotions and bravery awards.

Rank Bars is another term used to describe the Citation Bar.
The Rank Bars include the number of years of service, along with awards given for proper firearms use.

A meaningful award bar is the one created designed for the heroes of September 11, at the World Trade Center.

Custom Made Service Award Bars


Contact us, and we will help you create an amazing commendation bar for your agency.

We create Citation Bars for a long time now, we know what you need, and how to make it a reality.

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