Alberta Police Officer Long Service Recognition Medal

Recognize any person whose service equals or exceeds a period of 20 years in a police service within Alberta.


The medal is silver finished and displays the Alberta Rose with the wording “Twenty Years Long Service” on the front.

The Alberta Coat of Arms is displayed on the reverse. The ribbon attached to the medal is blue with 3 stripes – 2 cream and one green.


For the purpose of this award, the period served in a police service must have been within Alberta, as defined in the Police Act of Alberta or the RCMP Act.

Up to 5 years of military police service in Alberta can be counted toward the medal. This does not include any period of service outside of Alberta served with the Armed Forces or another agency or organization.

If the periods of service are not continuous, or are with more than one police service, each period of service is calculated to the nearest month, and the total service must exceed 240 months.

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

Only under special circumstances, at the discretion of the minister, can the medal be awarded to an individual who does not meet all eligibility criteria.

How to nominate

Step 1. Read the guidelines

Alberta Long Service Recognition Program Policy and Procedure Manual

Step 2. Complete the nomination process

Any person who is eligible to receive this medal must be nominated by the chief of police or the commanding officer of the police service where he or she is a member.

Any police officer can complete a nomination form, but a cover letter must be included and signed by the chief of police or commanding officer.

  • Nomination form
  • Cover letter (Schedule A, items 6 and 7 of the Procedure Manual)

Step 3. Submit the nomination form and cover letter

Mail to:

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

Medal presentation

Common practice for presentation of the Alberta Police Long Service Recognition Medal is for the chief of police or commanding officer of RCMP "K" Division to present these medals.

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


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
10th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 3W7