Exemplary Service Medal Peace Officer Miniature
If you require your medals to be mounted before they are shipped to you, please select the option for miniature medal mounting on the 1st page of the miniature medal collection. The fee is per medal.
You can find the miniature bar here.
This Honour is administered by the Chancellery of Honours at Rideau Hall.
Eligibility and Criteria
The Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medal, created on June 22, 2004, recognizes peace officers who have served in an exemplary manner, characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency.
Recipients of the Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medal (POESM) must have completed at least 20 years of exemplary service protecting the safety and security of the Canadian public with one or more organizations (federal, provincial or municipal) that employ peace officers. Ten of these years of service must have been spent performing duties involving potential risk. The peace officer must have performed these duties on the front line, on-site, in the field, or in direct service/contact with the public.
Although a certain number of individuals are listed as peace officers in the Criminal Code of Canada, the candidates’ duties must call for them to be peace officers exclusively.
A silver bar, bearing a stylized maple leaf, may be awarded to a recipient of the Medal for each additional 10-year period of service.
Image shows front and back face of medal.