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REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE AWARD OF THE POLICE EXEMPLARY SERVICE MEDAL

Short Title

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Police Exemplary Service Medal Regulations. Interpretation
2. In these Regulations, “Bar” means the Bar described in section 4; (Barrette)
“Committee” means the Decorations Committee of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police; (comité)
“Exemplary Service” means service characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency that serves as a model for others; (services distingués)
“Medal” means the medal described in section 3; (Médaille)
“Police Officer” means any individual duly sworn as such by a recognized Canadian Police force; (agent de police)
“Recognized Canadian Police Force” means a police force established in Canada by an Act of Parliament or by or under an Act of legislature of a province. (corps de police canadien reconnu)

Description

(1) The Police Exemplary Service Medal shall consist of a circular medal, on the obverse a stylized maple leaf bearing the Scales of Justice, circumscribed with the words “Exemplary Service—Services distingués”, on the reverse the Royal Cipher, suspended by a ribbon of five equal stripes, two gold, three blue.
(2) The Medal shall be awarded only for twenty, thirty and every following ten years of exemplary police service.
(1) The Bar to the Medal shall consist of a plain bar with a stylized maple leaf centred.
(2) A Bar shall be awarded only for exemplary service.

Eligibility for Medal and Bar

(1) A person is eligible to be awarded the Medal if the person
a) is a serving police officer; and
b) has completed a minimum of twenty years of full-time service with one or more recognized Canadian police forces, including full-time police-cadet training, of such good standard as to warrant an award, if such period of service, in whole or in part, has not been recognized by any other official, national long service, good conduct or efficiency decoration or medal.
(2) A person is eligible to be awarded the Medal if the person
a) was a serving officer on August 1, 1980; and
b) had completed a minimum of twenty years of full-time service with one or more recognized Canadian police forces, including full-time police-cadet training, of such good standard as to warrant an award, if such period of service, in whole or in part, has not been recognized by any other official, national long service, good conduct or efficiency decoration or medal.
(1) Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or the Canadian Forces are ineligible to be awarded the Medal.
(2) Full-time exemplary service of former members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police may qualify as exemplary service for the purpose of the award of the Medal where that service has not been recognized by award of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and bars thereto.
(3) Full-time exemplary service of former members of the Canadian Forces with the Military Police of the Canadian Forces may qualify as exemplary service for the purpose of the award of the Medal where that service has not been recognized by award of the Canadian Forces Decoration and clasps thereto.
A person who has been awarded the Police Exemplary Service Medal is eligible to be awarded a Bar in respect of each ten-year period of full-time service with one or more recognized Canadian police forces, following the twenty-year period in respect of which he or she was awarded the Medal if his or her exemplary service is of such good standard as to warrant an award.

The Medal or Bar shall be worn in the sequence prescribed in the “Canadian Order of Precedence of Orders, Decorations and Medals” and in the manner described in “A guide to the Wearing of Orders, Decorations and Medals”.

Undressed Service Ribbon

If the wearer has 20 Years Service, the Service Ribbon of the Medal may be worn alone while wearing working or dress uniforms.
If the wearer has been awarded a 30 Year Bar, a Small Silver Maple Leaf shall be attached to the center of the Service Ribbon.