This list of law enforcement awards and honors is an index to articles that describe notable awards related to law enforcement. The list is organized by region and country. Most of the awards are to law enforcement officers in the country granting the award.

International

Country Award Sponsor Description
International IAWP Excellence in Performance International Association of Women Police Female officer who distinguishes herself by her exceptional policing skills that have a significant impact in her agency or area of responsibility[1]

Africa

Country Award Sponsor Description
Africa African Police Medal for Meritorious Service United Kingdom Non-European police officers in British African colonies[2][3][4]
South Africa South African Police decorations (Various decorations and medals)
South Africa South African prisons decorations (Various decorations and medals)
Zimbabwe Police Decoration for Gallantry (Rhodesia) For gallantry by members of the British South Africa Police, Police Support Unit and Police Reserve[5]

Americas

See also: United States law enforcement decorations

Country Award Sponsor Description
Canada Commissionaires Long Service Medal Canadian Corps of Commissionaires 12 years of exemplary service by members of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires[6]
Canada Corrections Exemplary Service Medal Governor General of Canada 20 years service characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency[7]
Canada Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal Governor General of Canada 20 years service characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency[8]
Canada Order of Merit of the Police Forces Governor General of Canada 20 years service characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency[9]
Canada Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medal Governor General of Canada 20 years service characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency[10]
Canada Police Exemplary Service Medal Governor General of Canada 20 years service characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency[11]
Canada Royal Canadian Mounted Police Long Service Medal Governor General of Canada Irreproachable character and has completed not less than 20 years of service with good conduct[12]
United States 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor Federal government of the United States 442 public safety officers who were killed in the line of duty during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and the empty wing of The Pentagon[13]
United States DEA Purple Heart Award Drug Enforcement Administration Individuals who had lost their lives or been seriously injured enforcing the drug laws of the United States.[14][15]
United States FBI Honorary Medals Federal Bureau of Investigation Exceptional acts by FBI employees and other law enforcement personnel working with the FBI.[16]
United States George Fencl Award Philadelphia Daily News Philadelphia Police Officer who exemplifies compassion, fairness, and civic commitment. [17]
United States Los Angeles Police Medal of Valor Los Angeles Police Department For bravery: highest law enforcement medal given by the L.A. Police Department.[18]
United States Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor President of the United States Highest decoration for bravery exhibited by public safety officers in the United States

Asia

Country Award Sponsor Description
India Indian Police Medal British Raj Meritorious service and gallantry
India Police Medal India Conspicuous gallantry or a meritorious record of at least 15 years in the Central Police/Security Organization
India President's Police Medal India Gallantry in saving life and property, or in preventing crime or arresting criminals, or long and distinguished service
Singapore Awards and decorations of the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority Immigration & Checkpoints Authority Various awards
Singapore Awards and decorations of the Singapore Police Services Singapore Police Services Various awards
Sri Lanka Ceylon Police Long Service Medal Ceylon Police 18 years of unblemished service
Sri Lanka Ceylon Police Medal Ceylon Police Gallantry or meritorious service
Sri Lanka Desha Putra Padakkama Sri Lanka Police Sustaining serious injuries while facing terrorist attacks and on the line of duty
Sri Lanka Janadhipathi Police Weeratha Padakkama Sri Lanka Police Gallantry or brave performance of duty
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Police First Aid Medal Sri Lanka Police Success in the first aid examination for ten consecutive years
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Police Vishishta Seva Padakkama Sri Lanka Police Distinguished Service
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Police Weeratha Padakkama Sri Lanka Police Gallantry or brave performance of duty
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Police Long Service Medal Sri Lanka Police 18 years of unblemished service

Europe

Country Award Sponsor Description
Europe AE-COPSD European Police Cross of Honor European Association of Bodies and Public Organizations of Security and Defense Serving or having served with honor, loyalty, integrity and courage during the course of their career
Europe European Police Achievement Badge European Police Sports Association Proficiency in marksmanship, swimming, and running
France Honour medal of the National Police Minister of the Interior Long service, conspicuous acts or outstanding service
France Medal for internal security Minister of the Interior Service in operations under the authority of the Ministry of the Interior
France Médaille de la Gendarmerie nationale Minister of the Armed Forces Gendarmerie nationale who distinguished themselves by a brilliant action which required special qualities of courage and self-sacrifice, accomplished on duty maintaining law and order
Jersey Jersey Honorary Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Honorary Police 12 years service
Spain Order of Police Merit Ministry of the Interior Demonstration of the highest qualities of service to Spain, the police community, and humanity at large
United Kingdom Colonial Police Long Service Medal United Kingdom 18 years efficient service
United Kingdom Colonial Special Constabulary Medal United Kingdom Long and meritorious service
United Kingdom National Crime Agency Long Service and Good Conduct Medal National Crime Agency Twenty aggregate years of service
United Kingdom Overseas Territories Police Medal Gallantry or distinguished service by police officers in British Overseas Territories and formerly in Crown Colonies and British Dependent Territories
United Kingdom Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Twenty aggregate years of service in the police services of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom Queen's Police Medal Gallantry or distinguished service
United Kingdom Royal Ulster Constabulary Service Medal At least 18 months of service
United Kingdom Special Constabulary Long Service Medal 9 years service

Oceania

Country Award Sponsor Description
Australia Australian Police Medal Australian honours system Distinguished service
Australia National Police Service Medal Australian honours system 15 years 'ethical and diligent service' on or after 14 February 1975
Australia New South Wales Police Force Commissioner's Sesquicentenary Citation New South Wales Police Force Employed with the NSW Police Force between March 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013
Australia Police Diligent and Ethical Service Medal New South Wales Police Force 10 years of service
Australia Police Overseas Service Medal (Australia) Australian honours system Service with international peace-keeping organisations, or following a request from another government for assistance
Australia South Australia Police Service Medal South Australia Police Ten years continuous, diligent and ethical service to the South Australia Police after 14 February 1975
Australia Western Australia Police Commissioner's Medal for Excellence Western Australia Police Personnel who have consistently contributed to the achievement of the goals and objectives of the Western Australia Police
Australia Western Australia Police Medal Western Australia Police 10 years sustained diligent and ethical service to the Western Australia Police
Australia Western Australia Police Star Western Australia Police Sworn personnel who are killed or seriously injured whilst carrying out their primary functions whether on or off duty
New Zealand New Zealand Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal New Zealand Police Full-time sworn officers and traffic officers of the New Zealand Police who have completed 14 years of service
New Zealand New Zealand Police Meritorious Service Medal New Zealand Police Meritorious exceptional performance, commitment, or innovation
New Zealand New Zealand Traffic Service Medal New Zealand Meritorious & Long Service Awards Fourteen years of continuous service

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Lot 836, 23 September 2005 | Dix Noonan Webb". Dnw.co.uk. 23 September 2005. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  3. ^ Allen, Anthony (2008). "African Police Medal for Meritorious Service 1915-38". The Journal of the Orders and Medals Research Society. 47 (1): 12–18.
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  5. ^ Saffery, D., 2006. The Rhodesia Medal Roll, Jeppestown Press, United Kingdom. ISBN 0-9553936-0-4
  6. ^ Commissionaires Long Service Medal, Veteran Affairs Canada, retrieved 2020-01-25
  7. ^ Corrections Exemplary Service Medal, Governor General of Canada, retrieved 2020-01-25
  8. ^ Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal, Governor General of Canada, retrieved 2020-01-25
  9. ^ Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General of Canada, retrieved 2020-01-25
  10. ^ Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medal, Governor General of Canada, retrieved 2020-01-25
  11. ^ Police Exemplary Service Medal, Governor General of Canada, retrieved 2020-01-25
  12. ^ Royal Canadian Mounted Police Long Service Medal, Governor General of Canada, retrieved 2020-01-25
  13. ^ 9/11 Heroes of Medal of Valor[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "The Drug Enforcement Administration History: 1994-1998" (PDF). Drug Enforcement Administration. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  15. ^ "Purple Heart Award". Drug Enforcement Administration Museum. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  16. ^ "FBI press release 3/27/2009". Archived from the original on 2016-12-26.
  17. ^ Glover, Sarah J. (June 3, 2010). "Fencl Award winners over the years". Philly.com. Philadelphia, PA, USA: Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved June 3, 2010.
  18. ^ "Medals of Valor". Los Angeles Police Department. Retrieved January 28, 2013.