AFP Operations Medal

  • Obverse side
    Obverse side
  • Reverse side
    Reverse side

The AFP Operations Medal is awarded to individuals involved in a prescribed operation or activity deemed by the AFP Commissioner to be significant.

Established in 2003, the AFP Operations Medal is awarded to individuals involved in a prescribed operation or activity deemed by the AFP Commissioner to be significant.

This medal is awarded with a clasp with the name of the relevant operation or activity. Additional operational clasps are attached to the ribbon in order of the date of issue working up the ribbon.

Design

The AFP Operations Medal is ensigned with St Edward’s Crown. The obverse depicts the AFP platypus symbol superimposed over the Federation Star symbolising the protection of the Commonwealth. Around the rim is the text ‘AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE OPERATIONS MEDAL’. The reverse has a wreath of wattle at the bottom and the centre is engraved with the recipient’s name.

The ribbon has a central blue stripe representing the traditional colour of police and is flanked by two white stripes symbolising integrity. The blue grey stripes symbolise the uncertainty in outcome. Three gold and blue stripes represent Australia’s heraldic colours and is bordered by light blue stripes representing the ocean and our borders and their impact on Australia and AFP operations.

Nomination

For 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 wish to apply for the medal, complete the application form and send it to AFP Honours and Awards.

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