Student Achievement Ribbons Pinned to Uniforms
Acknowledging student achievements, even in a small way, increases positive emotions such as self-respect, happiness, and confidence. This is a very good thing in terms of personal growth, but what you may not be aware of is that there is a growing body of research that associates cultivating positive emotions on a regular basis with psychological well-being, resilience and living longer.
The Law Enforcement program has started recognizing students for 20 different accomplishments with more to be added next year. Military has been doing it for decades in the form of colorful ribbons that would be pinned to a soldier’s uniform. Ribbons are pinned on the student’s uniform directly above their name during our weekly inspections on Mondays. Students are already trying to attain as many as they can. For students that repeat earning a ribbon, they are awarded a star to pin on the ribbon.
See the picture for the ribbon colors. Students are recognized for the following:
- Commander Award, RC-15
Awarded to an LE student who shows heroism, valor, or selflessness.
- Armed Service, RC-47
Recognizes students that have officially enlisted into the armed services.
- In-Service Training, RC-23
Awarded to students who attain 16 hours of ride-along experience.
- Student of the Quarter, RC-8
Awarded to student who is recognized as program’s Student of the Quarter at IVVC.
- Perfect Attendance, RC-22
Recognizes a year of perfect attendance.
- Perfect Attendance, RC-10
Recognizes a semester of perfect attendance at IVVC.
- Explorer, RC-13
Awarded to students who are active in an exploring/cadet post for at least 3 months.
- Tenure, RC-19
Students who complete one year of IVVC.
- Physical Fitness RC-25
Student has passed the IVVC LE physical agility exam (Police and FBI).
- Academic Proficiency, RC-35
Recognizes students that attain an 80% in Precision Exams, 95% in criminal law, IVC, or comparable exam.
- Recruiting, RC-43
Awarded to students who recruits one or more students to join program.
- ASVAB Excellence, RC-3
Recognizes students that have officially scored a 70 or higher on the ASVAB.
- Explorer/Cadet Training, RC-46
Awarded to student who has participated in one or more explorer post trainings.
- Firearms Training, RC-16
Students must attain a 95% or higher on the CCL/firearms exam and shoot expert on the qualifying course.
- APA Proficiency, RC-18
Awarded to a student who consecutively attains 95% on APA paper formatting.
- Report Writing Proficiency, RC-11
Student exhibits excellence in writing a police report.
- PowerPoint Proficiency, RC-40
Awarded to a student who consecutively attains 100% on PowerPoint presentations.
- Event Service, RC-45
Student must attend an LE event.
- Medic, RC-42
Student who has CPR, 1st aid and attended one crisis training.
- Community Service, RC-30
Acknowledges 30 hours of community service.
Editor’s Note – The IVVC Law Enforcement (LE) program uses many acronyms common to the career field. These are used above:
IVC - Illinois Vehicle Code
ASVAB – Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (a test to determine qualification for enlistment in the US Armed Forces)
CCL – Concealed Carry License
APA - American Psychological Association (a common social sciences formatting style)