The Honor Guard, or ceremonial guard, of the Livonia Police Department is a unit composed of volunteers who are carefully screened for their personal appearance, motivation, conduct and which show an aptitude for ceremonial duty. Only those officers which exhibit these traits will likely be selected. The primary role of the Honor Guard is to provide funeral honors for fallen officers. These honors include: Guarding the casket, escorts, folding/presenting the flag to survivors, firing volleys and acting as pallbearers. Another role of the Honor Guard is to serve as the “guardians of the colors” by displaying and escorting the national flag at parades and other ceremonial occasions. Lastly, the Honor Guard serves as ambassador of the Livonia Police Department to the public and law enforcement community by presenting a positive image of their service and assisting with recruitment efforts.