14 Perfect Police Academy Graduation Gifts (+2 to Avoid)

Do you know someone graduating from a police academy? Show how proud you are with a special token of appreciation. We researched over one hundred gift ideas for newly minted police officers, and narrowed them down to 12 top picks. We’ll also tell you what not to give.

A memorable and high quality keepsake your graduate will love, this decanter features his or her name and a police badge with the graduation year inscribed. Keep it as decoration and bring it out for special occasions.

$59.95 USD
$59.95 USD

Surprise your newly minted officer with this fun popup card featuring a 3D police car. The interior is blank for a message of your choosing.

$11.95 USD
$11.95 USD

Hosting a party? Make your new graduate a batch of police badge shaped cookies with this fun cookie cutter. Decorate with yellow/gold icing and personalize as you see fit.

$5.99 USD
$5.99 USD

A great idea for a new state trooper or police officer, this burlap print can be personalized to any state. Comes ready for you to frame in a style of your choice.

$14.00 USD
$14.00 USD

Our top gift pick, this classy “blue line” framed flag is personalized to show his or her name, badge number (optional) and graduation date. Hand-made from a choice of several materials, it’s a personal gift that feels authentic and special. Customers rave about its quality.

$24.95 USD
$24.95 USD

For a police officer of faith, consider this protective dog tag necklace. It is printed with a badge on the front and a protective prayer on the back.

Give him or her an edge up on follow officers with this weather proof field notepad. It comes pre-populated with subject fields so your officer will never forget to include critical information.

$4.45 USD
$4.45 USD

If you’re looking for an extra quality touch, consider this beautifully designed frame designed specifically for police or sheriff academy graduates. Includes space for a photo and a personalized name.

$119.99 USD
$119.99 USD

St. Michael is the patron saint of law enforcement. These collectible coins are highly coveted within the police community. We looked at many coin variations and feel these are at the top of the pack.

$12.99 USD
$12.99 USD

This great-fitting thin blue line t-shirt is 100% cotton and pre-shrunk for the perfect fit. It reads “honor and respect” – a great message for a brand-new cop.

$11.99 USD
$11.99 USD

This unisex hoodie is plush and comfortable, and together with the t-shirt above makes the perfect package gift.

$46.95 USD
$46.95 USD

A great gift idea from the partner of a graduating officer, these interlocking key chains symbolize the special connection you share — and your hope that he or she stays safe. Customization options are available.

$29.99 USD
$29.99 USD

This quality mug looks like it comes from an artisan craftsman. Imagine your police officer using this through his entire career and thinking of you each time he or she sips the morning coffee. It’s printed with a police badge on the front.

$7.91 USD
$10.20 USD

A great gift idea for a female police graduate, this bracelet features a little police badge charm. The bracelet itself reads “she believed she could, so she did” — the perfect message for a new graduate.

$31.99 USD
$31.99 USD

What should you avoid giving a graduating officer?
1. Handcuffs or any serious on-the-job equipment
2. Anything that glorifies violence or makes light of the profession