Police Diligent and Ethical Service Medal and Medallion

The NSW Police Medal

The New South Wales Police Medal is awarded to sworn members and former sworn members of the New South Wales Police Force who have completed ten years of diligent and ethical service. The Medal is awarded after a detailed review of the nominee’s service history.

The clasp to the medal is awarded for each additional 5 years of diligent and ethical service.

After being approved by the Minister for Police and the New South Wales Police Force Commissioner, the medal was instituted on the 5th February 2002. The medal was designed by Mrs Amanda Duncan (nee Clulow), graphic artist for the New South Wales Police Force.

The medal is made of copper, with a nickel coating. The medal features the crown of the sovereign, nemesis eagle and the New South Wales State Badge struck on the front of the medal. The words ‘NSW Police – Diligent and Ethical Service’ appear on the outer edge. The name of the member is inscribed on the reverse.

The medal is suspended by a ribbon, which consists of five vertical blue stripes. The stripes represent the colours of the NSW Police uniform.

The medal is accompanied by a miniature and a ribbon bar. The miniature medal is worn on mess dress on formal occasions and the ribbon bar is worn daily on uniform. The medal is a right side decoration and is worn 5 millimetres below the nameplate.

If you are a former sworn officer and feel that you meet the eligibility criteria, please download and complete the following form:

The NSW Police Medallion

The New South Wales Police Medallion is awarded to unsworn members and former unsworn members of the New South Wales Police Force who have completed ten years of diligent and ethical service. The medallion is awarded after a detailed review of the nominee’s service history.

The accompanying roundel (lapel pin) denotes the length of ethical and diligent service.

After being approved by the Minister for Police and the New South Wales Police Force Commissioner, the medallion was instituted on the 5th February 2002. The medallion was designed by Mrs Amanda Duncan (nee Clulow), graphic artist for the New South Wales Police Force.

The Medallion is a display item, which is fully engraved with the recipient’s details and incorporates the State Crest of NSW and the Nemesis eagle. The words ‘NSW Police – Diligent and Ethical Service’ appear on the outer edge. The pewter medallion is mounted in an embossed presentation box. A miniature award is included which may be worn on the right lapel in plain clothes and above the right breast pocket of those in uniform.

If you are a former unsworn officer and feel that you meet the eligibility criteria, please download and complete the following form: