Police Overseas Service Medal

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The Police Overseas Service Medal is awarded to members of Australian police forces who have rendered service in international peacekeeping operations.

The Police Overseas Service Medal is awarded to members of Australian police forces, serving on peacekeeping missions in areas on conflict and unrest or on a prescribed peacekeeping operation.

The award of the medal includes a clasp to denote the area of prescribed service.

Police Overseas Service Medal clasps
Clasp Eligibility dates Qualifying service
AFGHANISTAN 1 October 2007 - present 90 days
BOUGAINVILLE November 1997 - present 30 days
CAMBODIA May 1992 – September 1993 30 days
CYPRUS May 1964 – present 90 days
EAST TIMOR 25 October 1999 - 20 May 2005 30 days
HAITI November 1994 – March 1995 30 days
MOZAMBIQUE March 1994 – December 1994 30 days
NPFPCP 1 November 2004 - present 30 days
PNGAPP 23 April 2008 – present 90 days
PNGECP 1 July 2004 – 13 May 2005 90 days
RAMSI 21 July 2003 – 30 June 2017 30 days
SIPDP 1 July 2017 - present 30 days
SOLOMON ISLANDS 9 Nov 2000 – 21 July 2003 30 days
SOMALIA April 1993 - July 1994 90 days
SOUTH SUDAN 9 July 2011 - present 90 days
SUDAN 9 March 2006 - July 2011 30 days
TIMOR-LESTE 20 May 2005 - December 2012 30 days
TLPDP 1 July 2004 - present 90 days
TPNG 1 July 1949 - 30 November 1973 30 days

For AFP employees, this medal and clasp 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, complete the application form and send it to AFP Honours and Awards.

Learn more about this award (Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia website).

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