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South Australia Police Service Medal

South Australia Police Service Medal
South Australia Police Service Medal
Obverse of medal and ribbon
Awarded by Government of South Australia
Type Medal
Eligibility members of the South Australia Police
Awarded for long and diligent service
Status Currently awarded
Clasps ten year increments - 10, 20, 30, 40.
Post-nominals nil
Established 1998

The South Australia Police Service Medal was established in 1998 to recognize long and diligent service to the South Australia Police.


The medal may be awarded to sworn and unsworn employees who have completed a period of ten years continuous, diligent and ethical service to the South Australia Police after 14 February 1975. The award consists of a medal, miniature, and ribbon bar. Employees who have completed additional ten-year increments are awarded twenty, thirty, and forty year clasps.

Description and Use

The South Australia Police Service Medal is a circular silver medal, 38 mm in diameter, surmounted with St Edward's Crown. The obverse displays the piping shrike (gymnorhina tibicen leuconota) emblem of the Government of South Australia, surrounded by the words 'DILIGENT AND ETHICAL SERVICE' and 'SOUTH AUSTRALIA POLICE'.

The blank reverse is engraved at its center with the recipient's surname and initials.

According to SAPOL instructions, serving members should wear their medal on the right breast on all occasions when full size orders, decorations, and medals are worn. Recipients who are retired or no longer serving are not subject to this direction and may wear their medal on their left breast when in civilian dress.


The Government of South Australia and the South Australia Police conduct regular presentation ceremonies for this award. They are usually held at Fort Largs Police Academy.

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