Police Overseas Service Medal
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Like nearly every other country in the world, Australia has a system of honours and awards so its citizens can be recognised for excellence, achievement or meritorious service.
AFP employees may be recognised through the Australian Honours System. Awards may include those within:
Order of Australia
In the Australian honours system appointments to the Order of Australia confer the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service.
For more information see: Its an Honour - Order of Australia
Australian Bravery Decorations
Australian Bravery Decorations recognise acts of bravery by members of the community. They selflessly put themselves in jeopardy to protect the lives or property of others.
For more information see: Its an Honour - Bravery
Meritorious Service Awards
Public Service Medal
The Public Service Medal recognises outstanding service by employees of the Australian Government and state, territory and local government employees. ‘Outstanding service’ could be shown through:
- service excellence to the public, or to external or internal clients;
- innovation in programme, project or policy development;
- leadership, including as a member of a team; or
- the achievement of more efficient processes, improved productivity or better service delivery.
For more information see: Its an Honour - public service medal
Australian Police Medal
The Australian Police Medal is awarded for distinguished service by a member of an Australian police force.
For more information see: Its an Honour - Australian Police medal
Police Overseas Service Medal
The Police Overseas Service Medal (POSM) recognises service by officers of Australian police forces with international peace-keeping and capacity-building organisations.
The medal is also available to Australian police on duty in the Territory of Papua and New Guinea (TPNG), or other Australians engaged with the Royal Papua and New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) as patrol or regular officers between 1949-1973.
How to Apply
To apply, download the POSM_TPNG Information Guide (PDF 65KB) and POSM_TPNG Application Form (PDF 70KB) and submit as directed on the form.
Where needed posthumous applications are invited from legal beneficiaries via the same form available above.
Further enquiries can be directed to [email protected].
For more information see: It's an Honour – Police Overseas Service Medal.
Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal
The Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal honours members of recognised Australian groups for emergency humanitarian service overseas in hazardous circumstances.
For more information see: Its an Honour - Humanitarian overseas service medal
Long Service Awards
The National Medal recognises long and diligent service by members of recognised organisations that help the community during times of crisis.
For more information see: Its an Honour - National medal
Nominations for Awards
Information on nominating for an award within the Order of Australia or the Australian Bravery Decorations can be found on the It's an Honour website
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