THE IMPACT ON LIVES:
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, AAIM, in conjunction with IDOT, who instituted the awards program, will carry on this ambitious project. The awards program 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, and a certificate of achievement. Awards are given upon the request of the eligible officer's supervisor in the following denominations: 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 200, 300 etc.
HOW TO REQUEST DUI PIN AWARD
WHAT AWARD IS AVAILABLE? AAIM provides officers awards for DUI enforcement.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR A DUI AWARD?: Any officer who has made 10 or more DUI arrests since 01-01-2001 in Illinois is eligible to receive a DUI pin, certificate of achievement, embroidered patch and letter of appreciation.
HOW TO REQUEST AWARDS: Eligible officer’s supervisors must fill out a simple online form and email it to email@example.com or you may print the form and send by fax or mail to the contact information listed below.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW? There is no cost to your department, the awards are free.
A list of all award recipients can be seen on the WALL OF HEROES (coming soon).
We will try to send the awards out within two weeks. If you need the award(s) for a presentation at a ceremony, give me as much time as you can to prepare and mail the awards to make sure you get them on time.
To replace lost or damaged pin you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your participation and hard work!
AAIM and the Illinois Department of Transportation - Division of Traffic Safety