New Zealand Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

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New Zealand Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
New Zealand Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal ribbon.png
Ribbon bar of the medal
Awarded by  New Zealand
TypeLong service and meritorious service
EligibilityFull-time sworn members of the New Zealand Police from 1 January 1976, and New Zealand Police Traffic Officers from 1 July 1992
Awarded forFourteen years of long and meritorious service[1]
StatusCurrently awarded
Statistics
Established8 September 1976[1]
Order of Wear
Next (higher)Royal New Zealand Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal[2]
Next (lower)New Zealand Fire Brigades Long Service and Good Conduct Medal[2]

The New Zealand Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal is a long service award for full-time sworn officers and traffic officers of the New Zealand Police who have completed 14 years of service.

Criteria[edit]

The New Zealand Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal may be awarded for 14 years full-time service as a sworn officer the New Zealand Police for service on or after 1 January 1976. The medal may also be awarded to full-time Traffic Officers who have met the length of service criteria for service on or after 1 July 1992. Clasps may be awarded to the medal for seven additional years of qualifying service.[1]

Appearance[edit]

The medal is circular, silver, and 38 millimetres (1.5 in) in diameter. On the obverse is the crowned effigy of the Sovereign. The reverse bears a representation of St Edward's Crown, a sceptre, and sword resting on a cushion surrounded by an oak and fern frond wreath. This is surrounded by the inscription New Zealand Police—For Long Service and Good Conduct. The medal is suspended from a crimson ribbon 32 millimetres (1.3 in) wide. In the centre is a narrow blue stripe bordered by stripes of white.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "The New Zealand Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal". New Zealand Legislation. Parliamentary Counsel Office. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b "THE WEARING OF MEDALS IN NEW ZEALAND TABLE – A GUIDE TO THE CORRECT ORDER OF WEAR". New Zealand Defence Force. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  3. ^ Mackay, James; Mussell, John W.; Editorial Team of Medal News, eds. (2004). The Medal Yearbook 2004. Devon, UK: Token Publishing Ltd. p. 369. ISBN 9781870192620.