Any peace officer whose service with an authorized employer of peace officers equals or exceeds a period of 20 years may be nominated to receive the medal.

The medal is silver-plated nickel. It displays the Alberta shield on the front, plus the sword and scales of justice on the reverse.

The 3 colours in the ribbon represent:

  • yellow for federal policing
  • red for municipal policing
  • blue for provincial policing


The period served as a peace officer must have been served within Alberta and does not include any period of service outside of Alberta, or any period of leave to serve with the Armed Forces.

Eligible candidates are those provincially appointed peace officers who are employed in an enforcement capacity by an authorized employer of peace officers, as defined in the Peace Officer Act.

Eligibility does not include employment in an administrative capacity or volunteer hours with the RCMP Auxiliary Police Program.

If the periods of service are not continuous, or are with more than one authorized employer of peace officers, each period of service shall be calculated to the nearest month, and the total service must exceed 240 months.

If a peace officer has prior service with a police service in Alberta or has served as military police in Alberta, a maximum of 5 years of previous service will be credited toward this medal.

For the purpose of this award, police service in Lloydminster is only eligible if served after April 1, 2009 when the command of the RCMP detachment was transferred from “F” Division to “K” Division in Alberta.

Retired peace officers may be awarded the medal if eligible. Posthumous awards may also be made if the eligibility criteria are met.

How to nominate

Step 1. Read the guidelines

Alberta Long Service Recognition Program Policy and Procedure Manual

Step 2. Complete the nomination process

An official of the authorized employer with expenditure signing authority, local government authority, or executive of the Alberta Association of Community Peace Officers (AACPO) must complete a nomination form for each individual being nominated and submit it with a covering letter to the Public Security Division.

  • Nomination form (PDF 142 KB)
  • cover letter (Schedule E of Procedure Manual)

Step 3. Submit the nomination form and cover letter

Mail to:

Assistant Deputy Minister
Public Security Division
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
10th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 3W7

Medal presentation

Medals can be presented in the manner deemed appropriate by the service, recognizing federal ceremonial protocols and the Canadian order of precedence.


To connect with the Public Security Division:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-3441
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

Law Enforcement Recognition
Public Security Division
Justice and Solicitor General
10th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 3W7

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