9 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 nine top picks. We’ll also tell you what not to give.

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.
$5.99 USD
$3.85 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
$14.99 USD
Thin blue line hoodie
This unisex hoodie is plush and comfortable, and together with the t-shirt above makes the perfect package gift.
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.
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
$9.38 USD

What should you avoid giving a graduating officer?
1. Handcuffs or any serious on-the-job equipment
2. Anything alcohol related