AFP Welfare Services Medal

  • Obverse side
    Obverse side
  • Reverse side
    Reverse side

The AFP Welfare Services Medal is awarded to individuals who have provided a significant contribution to the welfare of and assistance to colleagues.

The AFP Welfare Services Medal is awarded to individuals who have provided a significant contribution to the welfare of and assistance to colleagues.

Design

The AFP Welfare Services Medal obverse features two cupped hands supporting the AFP badge to represent the welfare support provided to the AFP. St Edward’s Crown sits above the AFP badge symbolising the royal authority of Queen Elizabeth II in the Commonwealth. Around the rim is the text ‘AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE WELFARE SERVICES’. The reverse has a wreath of wattle, a plant which is known to survive drought, flood and adverse climatic conditions, which represents the resilience of the AFP workforce. Within this, the recipient’s name is engraved.

Purple stripes at the side of ribbon represent the support, welfare and chaplaincy holding the AFP together. White represents the peace brought to the workforce through welfare and support, and light blue represents the AFP workforce.

Nomination

The AFP Welfare Medal is awarded at the discretion of the AFP Commissioner. Nominations are not sought.

Multiple medals can be awarded in a calendar year.

Award recipients do not have to have worked or be working in a welfare role or area.

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