Queen Victoria Police Jubilee Medal
Obverse and reverse: Metropolitan Police version for 1887, with 1897 clasp.
Awarded forDuty at the Jubilee celebrations in London
Presented byUnited Kingdom
Established1887 for Golden Jubilee
1897 for Diamond Jubilee
Total1887: 14,900 medals
1897: 10,086 medals, 9,193 clasps

Ribbon: Queen Victoria Police Jubilee Medal
RelatedVictoria's Golden Jubilee Medal
Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Medal

A Police Jubilee Medal was awarded to those on duty at Queen Victoria's Golden and Diamond Jubilee celebrations.[1]


The Police Golden Jubilee Medal was sanctioned by Queen Victoria in 1887 as an award to all members of the Metropolitan and City of London Police on duty in London during the official Golden Jubilee celebrations, including the Jubilee procession on 21 June 1887.[2]

Ten years later, the Police Diamond Jubilee Medal was awarded for duty at the principal Diamond Jubilee events on the same basis as the 1887 medal, eligibility having been widened to include firemen and members of ambulance units.[3] Those in possession of the earlier Golden Jubilee Police Medal who again qualified, received a dated clasp to be fixed to their existing medal.[2]


Below are the number of medals awarded,[3] the wording of the service being that inscribed on the medal:

Service inscribed on medal 1887: medals 1897: medals 1897: clasps
Metropolitan Police 14,000[4] 7,481 8,708
City of London Police 900[4] 535 485
London County Council Metropolitan Fire Brigade[5] 950
St John Ambulance Brigade 910
Police Ambulance 210
Total 14,900 10,086 9,193


The medal and ribbon were identical for the 1887 and 1897 medal, with the exception of the year inscribed on the reverse.[3]
The medal is of bronze, 1.4 inches (36 mm) in diameter and has a plain straight ribbon bar.


  1. ^ "Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee Medal Police". BBC-British Museum. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d Howard N Cole. Coronation and Royal Commemorative Medals. pp. 7–8 and 15. Published J. B. Hayward & Son, London. 1977.
  3. ^ a b c John W. Mussell, editor. Medal Yearbook 2015. pp. 280–281 Published Token Publishing Limited, Honiton, Devon. 2015. ((cite book)): |author= has generic name (help)
  4. ^ a b 18th Annual Report of the Deputy Master & Comptroller of Mint confirms figures. See Cole, footnote page 8
  5. ^ D.W.Collett. Medals Yearbook 1981. p. 235, photo of Fire Brigade version confirms wording.
  6. ^ Howard N Cole. Coronation and Royal Commemorative Medals. pp. 3–4. Published J. B. Hayward & Son, London. 1977.
  7. ^ "No. 32300". The London Gazette. 22 April 1921. p. 3184.