Extra Recognition For Long-Serving Officers

OFFICERS who serve for 30 or 40 years are to be given extra recognition for their long service.

Currently, police officers in England and Wales are given a Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct at 20 years’ service.

And now an amendment to the Royal Warrant means that officers will receive an additional ‘bar’ on their medal when they reach 30 years’ service, and a second bar for 40 years’ service.

Hampshire Police Federation Chair Zoe Wakefield said: “Officers love to receive their 20-year long-service medal. It’s a big thing to get.

“So those extra bars when you do stay for that much longer is fantastic.”

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