Commissioner’s Medal for Conspicuous Conduct

  • Obverse side
    Obverse side
  • Reverse side
    Reverse side

The Commissioner’s Medal for Conspicuous Conduct is awarded to individuals that have demonstrated outstanding dedication to duty in circumstances demanding tenacity of a high order.

The Commissioner’s Medal for Conspicuous Conduct is awarded to individuals for outstanding dedication to duty in circumstances demanding tenacity of a high order.

Established in 2018, it replaced the Commissioner’s Commendation for Conspicuous Conduct.

Design

The Commissioner’s Medal for Conspicuous Conduct is a circular antique silver medal featuring the AFP platypus symbol superimposed over the Federation Star. Around the rim is the text ‘COMMISSIONER’S MEDAL FOR CONSPICUOUS CONDUCT’. The reverse depicts a simplified outer wreath of laurel leaves within which the recipient’s name is engraved.

The ribbon is dark blue representing policing, and is dissected with six thin stripes of white, and bordered by two wide stripes of white depicting peace and representing each of the states and territories of Australia.

Nomination

If you wish to nominate an individual, visit the nomination portal.

The size of the investigation or project and the eventual outcome is not necessarily the major determinant for an award; it is about the actions of the individual. In addition, as AFP methodologies evolve and improve, investigations or projects that were been granted awards previously may now not necessarily reach the required standard.

Nominators need to consider the full life of the event being nominated, and that all relevant parties have been considered. In addition to investigators, members who made a significant contribution from support areas should be considered.

For people outside the AFP who wish to nominate an individual email nominations@afp.gov.au.

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