The Auburn Police Department strives to recognize and acknowledge exceptional individual and group achievements, performance, proficiency, heroism and service of its members and individuals from the community through commendations and awards. A meritorious or commendable act may include, but is not limited to: - Superior handling of a difficult situation. - Conspicuous bravery or outstanding performance. - Any action or performance that is above and beyond typical duties. Commendation for members of the Auburn Police Department or for individuals from the community may be initiated by any department member or by any person from the community.