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Police Exemplary Service Medal

Police Exemplary Service Medal

The governor general of Canada recognizes and inspires excellence through the presentation of honours and awards. One such award is the Police Exemplary Service Medal, created on August 12, 1983.

This medal recognizes police officers who have served in an exemplary manner, characterized by good conduct, industry, and efficiency. Recipients must have completed 20 years of full-time service with one or more recognized Canadian police forces. Full-time police cadets in training also qualify for the award. Consideration is given only to periods of service for which no other national long service, good conduct or efficiency decoration has been awarded.

Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Canadian Forces are ineligible. However, full-time exemplary service of former members of the RCMP and Military Police of the Canadian Forces may qualify where that service has not been recognized by award of the RCMP Long Service and Good Conduct Medal or the Canadian Forces Decoration, respectively. The Medal may be awarded posthumously.

Nominations may be submitted at any time.

Click here to learn more about the Police Exemplary Service Medal, to submit a nomination, and to access regulations.

Please refer to the CACP Interpretations of the Regulations Governing the Award of the Police Exemplary Service Medal for additional insight and guidance.