STRUCTURE & INSIGNIA
COMMISSIONER/EXECUTIVE COMMISSIONER (Ceremonial Rank) Commissioners are appointed at the boards discretion. The Executive Commissioner is also a board member and has the option to wear either the five star ceremonial insignia or the appropriate insignia for his/her directorship.
PRESIDENT - Highest ranking member of the San Diego Police
Historical Association. The President chairs all meetings and is responsible for
the establishment of committees subject to confirmation by the board. The
President may serve on a committee however he/she cannot chair.
VICE PRESIDENT - Second highest ranking member of the San Diego Police
Historical Association. Oversees the Secretary and Staff Accountant and Director I and
II's. A Vice President may also serve on a committee both as a member or chair.
SECRETARY/STAFF ACCOUNTANT - Responsible for all records, official documents
and correspondence of the San Diego Police Historical Association. He/she
also serves to record minutes of all official meetings. The Secretary may
also serve on a committee both as a member or chair.
DEPUTY DIRECTOR - Serves as an assistant to a voting director to assist with board policy and other assigned duties. A Deputy Director may serve on a committee both as a member or
as the chair.
DIRECTOR I - Responsible for voting on board policy and other assigned duties. A Director
I may serve on a committee both as a member or as the chair.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Serves a probationary term as a director in training. After the AD's term he/she must either assume the full duties of a director or leave the position.
Official Badge: Adopted 1997. The centerpiece of the badge is the historic Old San Diego Police Headquarters - the SDPD's largest and most iconic historical artifact.
Official Patch: Adopted 2009. The centerpiece of the patch is the seven point star, SDPD's first badge. Officer Frank Northern, the first officer to retire from the SDPD, stands in front.
SAN DIEGO POLICE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION INSIGNIA
SAN DIEGO POLICE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION RECOGNITION INSIGNIA
Ribbons are worn on the shirt below the badge
PRESIDENT. In recognition of past present service as the SDPHA president
COMMISSIONER. In recognition of service as an SDPHA commissioner, past or present
EXECEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE CITATION. In recognition of those who have performed
duties at a level consistently above and beyond expectations
FOUNDING MEMBER. In honor of those officially recognized as
founding members of the San Diego Police Historical Association
OPH CAMPAIGN. In recognition of significant contributions
towards saving the Old Police Headquarters
SAFE DRIVING. In recognition of those who have served at least five years without
a preventable SDPHA related traffic accident
PURPLE HEART. In recognition of those those formally awarded
the SDPD equivlant
50k. In recognition of those who have raised more than $50,000 in
EXECUTIVE BOARD. In recognition of service on the
SDPHA Executive Board
CHIEF OF VOLUNTEERS - Serves as the head of volunteers and docents for personnel issues, scheduling, training and accountability.
CAPTAIN OF VOLUNTEERS - Head of museum docents and volunteers in the absence of the Chief of Volunteers. The COV also performs other administrative duties as needed.
CHIEF ARCHIVIST - Responsible for inventory and control of all museum related artifacts
DIRECTOR II- Recognition for mastery of the Director I position. Responsible for voting on
board policy and other assigned duties. A Director II may serve on a committee both as
a member or as the chair.
5000 VOLUNTEER HOURS. In recognition of those who have given 5000 or more hours to the SDPHA
LIEUTENANT OF VOLUNTEERS - Assistant to the head of museum docents and volunteers in the absence of the Captain of Volunteers. The LOV also performs other administrative duties as needed.
SERGEANT OF VOLUNTEERS - Front line supervisory level for volunteers. The SOV also performs other administrative duties as needed.
SENIOR LEAD VOLUNTEER - Recognition of mastery at entry level volunteer. Front line trainer/mentor level for volunteers. Generally awarded after four years of service. The SLV
also performs other administrative duties as needed.
VOLUNTEER (No insignia) - Entry level volunteer. Performs duties and tasks as needed.