I.D.O.T. DUI Recognition Award

The enforcement of DUI laws is a thankless, time consuming and unpleasant arrest situation. It is; however, one of the most important arrests that you can make on a regular basis. Officers who work hard every day in this area are not always recognized for their efforts as they should be.

With this in mind, I.D.O.T. instituted an awards program that provides a continuing recognition system for those officers that excel in arresting impaired drivers. The program began in 2001 and any officer who has made 25 or more DUI arrests since January 1st, 2001 is eligible to receive the award.

The award package consists of a lapel pin; a letter of appreciation, a certificate of achievement and a window cling with the pin logo on it. Awards are given upon the request of the eligible officer's supervisor in the following denominations: 25, 50, 75, 100, 200, 300 etc.

If you are a police officer with any department in Illinois and you are eligible to receive this award, go to www.silec.org/idotsilec_dui.asp to apply.