Plod get medal

#1
I can confirm that the Home Office has secured agreement for eligibility for the Police exemplary service medal to be reduced from 22 to 20 years service, in line with other emergency services.

We are grateful for the work of the Police Federation of England and Wales in drawing the matter to our attention. The medal provides recognition of the commitment and dedication shown by police officers and we are pleased to be able to announce the change.

An amendment to the Royal Warrant was signed on 19 January 2010 and eligibility is with effect from that date. Please note that we cannot implement this change until the amended Royal Warrant has been gazetted in the London Gazette. Once this has been done, all Police Forces will be informed immediately.
 
#2
Already being nicknamed the not long enough service medal. What a waste of time and effort that was.
 
#6
yellowhandbag said:
I suspect its not an easy job and I know many are ex Forces so dont be so critical
Why are there so many coppers who never served a day in the Army on here?

I best get myself registered on a plod site, not being one I'm sure I'll fit right in.

:roll:
 
#8
It's a reasonable point, what relevance does a Police medal for coppers have to a military site? I know that some former Toms are now coppers but former Toms are now a lot of things, shall we discuss scaffolding or incontinence pants?
 
#9
CQMS said:
It's a reasonable point, what relevance does a Police medal for coppers have to a military site? I know that some former Toms are now coppers but former Toms are now a lot of things, shall we discuss scaffolding or incontinence pants?


To be fair, if they made a medal for incontinence pants, you just know the quality would be pi55 poor.
 
#12
CC_TA said:
Medal for 20 years service dealing with drunks and druggies - why not!
I believe serving with a lot of drunks (and possibly a few druggies) got me my LS&GC, why not the bizzies?
 
#13
Never underestimate the power of a medal ribbon on a fleece when it comes to dodging the tea making on earlies. Problem nowadays though is half of the Probationers fresh out of the wrapper have got more gongs than an, er gong ensemble from Guangdong.
 
#14
yellowhandbag said:
I can confirm that the Home Office has secured agreement for eligibility for the Police exemplary service medal to be reduced from 22 to 20 years service, in line with other emergency services.

We are grateful for the work of the Police Federation of England and Wales in drawing the matter to our attention. The medal provides recognition of the commitment and dedication shown by police officers and we are pleased to be able to announce the change.

An amendment to the Royal Warrant was signed on 19 January 2010 and eligibility is with effect from that date. Please note that we cannot implement this change until the amended Royal Warrant has been gazetted in the London Gazette. Once this has been done, all Police Forces will be informed immediately.
Handbag, what's your source mate? The latest I heard was in early March this year that the No10.gov petition had been acknowledged and was under consideration, and if unanimously accepted, would be forwarded for ratification by HMQ. Things seem to have moved lightning quick if this is the case. Must be an election coming......
 
#15
marco_poloroid said:
Never underestimate the power of a medal ribbon on a fleece.
Yeah, what's the deal with that anyway? I'm forever seeing rozzers with metal medal ribbons on their ties, stab-vests etc etc. It looks a bit chad to be honest.
 
#16
wedge35 said:
marco_poloroid said:
Never underestimate the power of a medal ribbon on a fleece.
Yeah, what's the deal with that anyway? I'm forever seeing rozzers with metal medal ribbons on their ties, stab-vests etc etc. It looks a bit chad to be honest.
Agreed, I've seen them on fleeces, jumpers, shirts and even pinned to ties FFS. Looks completely shite and should be gripped.
 
#17
Will PSCO's get a gong for most nabs for littering? or most dog's booked for illegal sh1tting?
 
#18
The metal ones are tat and look silly. As well as being unofficial. In certain forces (ie my one) your medal ribbons are sewn on to your flece by the police seamstress. When joining from the forces, you are asked what medals you are in receipt of. The relevant ribbons are then added as appropriate. You are expected by the force to wear the ribbons, but ultimately the choice is yours. Most fresh faced direct from Uni Inspectors would prefer the ex mil lads/lasses not to wear them, it affects their credibility when trying to dish out the bollockings.

For those who think it's chad, my oppo who has a Queen's Commendation for Bravery, quite likes his.
 
#19
marco_poloroid said:
The metal ones are tat and look silly. As well as being unofficial. In certain forces (ie my one) your medal ribbons are sewn on to your flece by the police seamstress. When joining from the forces, you are asked what medals you are in receipt of. The relevant ribbons are then added as appropriate. You are expected by the force to wear the ribbons, but ultimately the choice is yours. Most fresh faced direct from Uni Inspectors would prefer the ex mil lads/lasses not to wear them, it affects their credibility when trying to dish out the bollockings.

For those who think it's chad, my oppo who has a Queen's Commendation for Bravery, quite likes his.
Sorry, in my opinion it looks really, really chod. I'm sure your oppo does like wearing his QCB, but it doesn't make it right to wear it in what is in effect working dress. Ribbons should be worn only on tunics and if your Force don't wear them/issue them then they should not be worn at all. However this is just my opinion and it is not the end of the world if people want to sew ribbons onto fleeces I suppose.
 
#20
biffins-bridge said:
marco_poloroid said:
The metal ones are tat and look silly. As well as being unofficial. In certain forces (ie my one) your medal ribbons are sewn on to your flece by the police seamstress. When joining from the forces, you are asked what medals you are in receipt of. The relevant ribbons are then added as appropriate. You are expected by the force to wear the ribbons, but ultimately the choice is yours. Most fresh faced direct from Uni Inspectors would prefer the ex mil lads/lasses not to wear them, it affects their credibility when trying to dish out the bollockings.

For those who think it's chad, my oppo who has a Queen's Commendation for Bravery, quite likes his.
Sorry, in my opinion it looks really, really chod. I'm sure your oppo does like wearing his QCB, but it doesn't make it right to wear it in what is in effect working dress. Ribbons should be worn only on tunics and if your Force don't wear them/issue them then they should not be worn at all. However this is just my opinion and it is not the end of the world if people want to sew ribbons onto fleeces I suppose.
QCB is an laurel leaf spray, not a ribbon. If awarded during an Op Tour, it is attached to the tour ribbon, if not it is worn on its own.

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