About Victoria Police
Release date: Fri 9 April 2010
Last updated: Tue 18 September 2018
Victoria Police Honours & Awards
Victoria Police has a range of honours and awards that recognises the achievements and or action of employees and members of the community. These include internal, external and national awards, recognising outstanding achievements and contributions by all employees.
The awards are administered by the Victoria Police Honours & Awards Unit on behalf of the Honours & Awards Committee.
Nominations open for the 2018 Public Advocate's Awards
Victoria Police is calling for nominations for the 2018 Public Advocate's Awards for Outstanding Police Service for People with Disability.
The Awards recognise Victoria Police employees, police stations or work units that have provided outstanding service to people with disability. Nominations are welcomed from members of the community (individuals, groups or organisations). Awards will be presented at the Victoria Police International Day of People with Disability celebration which will be held in early December 2018.
Nominations can be submitted to DISABILITY-STRATEGY-MGR@police.vic.gov.au and are open until 5pm Monday 29 October 2018.
National Police Service Medal (Retrospective)
The National Police Service Medal (NPSM) is awarded by the Governor General to recognise the special status sworn police have because of their role in protecting the community.
Initial Qualifying Group
Employees and former employees in this group are being considered automatically for the NPSM.
Extended Qualifying Group
Former employees in this group must complete the NPSM application form which can be accessed from the It's an Honour website.
The issuing of the NPSM and the actual number of medals available is the responsibility of The Australian Honours and Awards Secretariat, Government House, Canberra. A precise timeline for issuing the NPSM to the extended qualifying group is not yet known and as it is anticipated to be a very lengthy process with the medal open to all Australian jurisdictions and we ask for your patience and understanding with this process.
External Awards (in order of precedence)
Public Service Medal
The Public Service Medal (PSM) is awarded for outstanding public service and is awarded on Australia Day and Queen's Birthday each year.
Australian Police Medal
The Australian Police Medal (APM) recognises distinguished service by a sworn police officer and is awarded on Australia Day and Queen's Birthday each year.
Police Overseas Service Medal
The Police Overseas Service Medal (POSM) recognises service by employees of Australian police forces with international peacekeeping organisations.
Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal
The Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal (HOSM) honours members of recognised Australian groups that perform humanitarian service overseas in hazardous circumstances.
National Emergency Medal
The National Emergency Medal (NEM) recognises the service to others during a national emergency.
National Police Service Medal
The National Police Service Medal (NPSM) is awarded in recognition of the ethical and diligent service of police officers.
Available to sworn police employees only, the National Medal (NM) is awarded to specified categories of employees from recognised organisations for diligent service and good conduct over a sustained period. Issued for 15 years service with a clasp issued for each additional 10 years of eligible service.
Further information on any of the awards listed above please check the It's an Honour website
Victoria Police Internal Awards - Bravery and Service Excellence