Honor Guard

The Durham Police Department (DPD) Honor Guard presents appropriate ceremonial services at memorials, parades and other special City and community events. Coordinated through the Community Services Division, participation in DPD’s Honor Guard is a voluntary assignment in addition to an officer’s regular duties. Members are trained in presentation of flags, advanced marching, rifle maneuvers, and funeral processions and rites.

The Honor Guard provides departmental honors to the family of deceased police department employees, to include active, retired, and reserve officers. Civilian honors are not typical, but may be exceptionally rendered as approved by the Executive Command staff.  The Honor Guard also represents the department at the funeral services of members of other law enforcement agencies.

Typically DPD’s Honor Guard renders service for these customary departmental and community special occasions:

  • DPD police academy graduations
  • DPD annual service awards
  • National Police Week Observance(s)
  • Durham County Peace Officers Memorial Service
  • Durham Chamber of Commerce September 11 Observance

Requests for DPD Honor Guard services should be made at least two weeks in advance of the event date.  For more information, contact the Community Services Division.