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San Diego Police Department Challenge Coins

Protecting the Golden State


San Diego is encircled by beautiful beaches and high bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean to the west and the incredible mountains of central California to the east. Downtown San Diego has a wide assortment of attractions from Petco Park and the Gaslamp district to the convention centers for San Diego Comic-Con and the museum aboard the USS Midway. Other famous attractions include the San Diego Zoo and the museum district of Balboa Park.

The city is a famous tourist attraction because of the fantastic venues, amazing weather, and unique culture. The flow of tourism, the magnificent beaches, and the easy-going atmosphere that abound are made possible through the protection of the San Diego Police Department. Often times, the service men and women of our city go unnoticed in day to day life, however, local police officers are working tirelessly around the clock to ensure every San Diegan can live peacefully in their hometown.

Law Enforcement challenge coins are used to show respect and honor to police officers in specific departments across the country. San Diego Police Department challenge coins personify the values of the force: to maintain peace and order through superior service. Officers who perform above and beyond the call of duty and dedicate themselves to the service of the city deserve recognition. Custom coins are meaningful gifts that acknowledge their sacrifices and show gratitude for their commitment.   

Creating a Culture of Success

The vision of the San Diego police department is to create a department “...whose employees feel valued, works together in community partnerships to be a model of excellence in policing and fosters the highest level of public trust and safety." Valued officers perform these tasks and meet the professional standard. Personal value comes from recognition, from appreciation, and from camaraderie within a team. When officers feel that their contribution to the force is meaningful, they will be inspired to work harder and set the standard for excellence in service.

Traditionally, challenge coins have been used for motivation, team building, and for showing gratitude for incredible service within all branches of the United States Military, local law enforcement, firefighters, and even local corporations. Since World War I, superior officers have been handing out military challenge coins to their squads and teams. Custom designs incorporated team mottos, colors, and emblems to add a personal touch and soldiers received them after successful missions or when they showed courage in the face of danger.

The custom coins represented an individual’s inclusion within a select group of warriors. It acted as a physical symbol of their training, their dedication, and their courage in the line of duty. Troops carry their coins on their person at all times, displaying them with honor and pride.

San Diego Police Department challenge coins are designed to act the same way. They are used to commemorate promotions, retirements, or when inducting new members to a team. Including precinct codes, team emblems, or inspirational messages like department mottos or goals add to the personality and emotional weight of the coins. Officers who receive them view the custom police challenge coins as reminders of their oath to protect and serve their city and their team.

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Consider Signature Coins as your local source for custom San Diego Police Department challenge coins! Our designs evoke a sense of team pride and individual accomplishment. They are used to motivate members of the department and show value in individual officers by rewarding their excellent service and commitment to the force! 

Ordering custom coins is as easy as 3 simple steps. Start by filling out a form for a free quote to receive free artwork on your order!

Once you have filled out an order form our team of artists will have a proof ready for you to view within 24 to 48 hours. Take a look a get back to us! If there are any suggestions or changes you would like we would be happy to make it happen. We offer unlimited free revisions on artwork to ensure there are plenty of opportunities to make you the perfect design!

Once you have decided on a set quantity of coins and are happy with the quote and artwork, we can finalize your order together! We work hard to meet all deadlines by offering free UPS Air Priority shipping on all orders. You can expect your coins to be delivered within 14 business days! We are confident that you will appreciate the fine craftsmanship and incredible quality of our coins. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our products!

San Diego has so much potential for custom design. There are the beautiful structures in Balboa Park, the panoramic sunset views of the San Diego beaches, and the bight skyline of downtown reflecting off the bay. Custom San Diego Police Department challenge coins can incorporate any of these aspects of the city as well as the individual aspects that make each division within the department unique. 

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