AFP 40th Anniversary Citation

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The AFP 40th Anniversary Citation commemorates the 40th anniversary of the AFP and celebrates the impact, achievements and successes since the AFP’s foundation in October 1979.

The AFP 40th Anniversary Citation is awarded to individuals who were serving between 19 October 2019 and 18 October 2020.

This citation will be superseded by any future AFP anniversary citations.


The AFP 40th Anniversary Citation ribbon features dark blue stripes to celebrate excellence in policing which ties in with the blue used for the Commissioner’s Medal of Excellence. The light blue stripes represents our sworn members and the uniform they wear. White represents unsworn members who support our members on the front-line. Red is in celebration of the AFP’s ruby anniversary.

For AFP employees, this citation 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 wish to apply for the citation, contact AFP Honours and Awards

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