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Police Medal Review

Posted on Mon, 26 January 2009 by Phil Mussell - General News, Medal News

Following the recent campaign by Warwickshire Police Officer Ken Fowler, which has won wide spread support across all parties, the Home Office announced on 21/01/09 that a review will be conducted into the award criteria of the Police Long Service & Good Conduct Medal.

As recently as 12/01/09 the Policing Minister Vernon Coaker MP had refused to review the current award point of the Police medal with is awaded to officers upon completion of 22 years service, in relation to those awarded to Fire, Ambulance and Prison officers who receive their medal after 20 years.

The Home Office stated in a comunication to all Chief Police Officers that a review has been ordered, and this review wil need time to consider all the facts.