The award is conferred solely by the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, or his deputies.
The pin badge consists of the silvery laurel wreath, which base is intertwined with ribbons. A golden double-headed eagle with an oblong broad cross of blue enamel on its chest is imposed on the wreath. Above the cross there is a large imperial crown, based on the ribbon with the inscription “MVD”. With its tale the eagle leans on a plate with a Russian monogram “YYM” which stands for “District Police Oficer”.
Backside there is a screw for fastening the pin badge to military uniform.
Double-headed eagle with outstretched wings, holding the scepter and the orb is the emblem of the Ministry of Internal Affairs established on the basis of Russian historical coat of arms of the 19th century.
The Blue Cross is a traditional sign for law-enforcement symbolism, it stands for the departmental award For Devotion to Duty.
Golden is the color of nobility; silver – the color of purity and honesty; blue – the color of devotion to duty, the traditional color of the historic uniform of the MIA officers.
The Imperial Crown is the symbol of supreme power.
Laurel wreath – a symbol of glory and honor .
A district police officer is a serviceman of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Russian Federation, performing official duties, which seeks to protect the rights of citizens living at the appropriate administrative district, as well as the victims of criminal attacks in the said territory.
In rural areas a district police officer often appears to be the only representative of the authorities in a vast territory.