ACT Community Policing Medal

  • Obverse side
    Obverse side
  • Reverse side
    Reverse side

The ACT Government established the ACT Community Policing Medal to recognise ACT Policing members for ten years cumulative and diligent service to the ACT community from 6 December 1988. Clasps are awarded at 20 and 30 years of service.

Established in 2001 by the ACT Government, the ACT Community Policing Medal provides recognition from the government and people of the ACT to the members of the AFP who police the ACT. This medal is awarded to celebrate the often unrecognised achievements and dedication of the police who have sworn to protect the community and to help people in times of distress or trauma. Backdated to 6 December 1988, the medal is awarded to members of ACT Policing for at least ten years’ diligent service.

Clasps are issued at 20 years of service to the ACT.


The oval shaped ACT Community Policing Medal obverse features the supporters and shield from the arms of Canberra. Around the outside of the medal is the inscription ‘ACT COMMUNITY POLICING MEDAL’. The reverse of the medal features a rectangular plinth on which the recipient’s name is engraved and above this plinth appears the text ‘FOR DILIGENT SERVICE’. The medal is suspended from a ribbon of white with dark blue edges with a central thin stripe of dark blue flanked by thin stripes of gold. The gold stripes are separated from the central stripe by thin white stripes. The colours of the ribbon, dark blue, gold and white, are the heraldic colours of the ACT.


For current AFP employees, this medal is automatically processed for issue by AFP Honours and Awards when all eligibility criteria are met. There is no need to apply.

For former AFP employees who may be eligible, contact AFP Honours and Awards.

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