ASP Blue Line products pay tribute to the critical role that law enforcement plays in protecting citizens in our society. The police are said to be the "thin blue line" that protects the public and maintains order.
Challenge Coins are many things—a reward, a form of identification, a tradition*, an honor. They carry a meaning and mystique that is well-known and respected among those who serve, and typically put the person holding the coin in elite company. The ASP Certified Challenge Coin certainly falls into that category, as it is presented upon graduation from a demanding ASP Training Program, and earns its recipient membership into a globally recognized and respected community.
*Carrying on the Challenge Coin tradition also means knowing and honoring its rites and rituals. When a challenge is offered by a coin holder among a group of peers, each member of the team must present his or her coin. Any member without a Challenge Coin must “pay penance” (coin holders know what this means). If all present their coins in response to the challenge, the person who initiated is the one who must “pay.”