|African Police Medal for Meritorious Service|
|Type||Long service medal|
|Awarded for||Acts of gallantry, meritorious, and long service|
|Presented by||the British Empire|
|Eligibility||Non-European members of the police forces of British African colonies|
|Status||Replaced by the Colonial Police Medal and Colonial Police Long Service Medal|
|Established||14 July 1915|
|Last awarded||1948 (Southern Rhodesia - BSAP)|
|Order of Wear|
|Next (higher)||Fire Brigade Long Service and Good Conduct Medal|
|Next (lower)||Royal Canadian Mounted Police Long Service Medal|
|Related||Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal|
The African Police Medal for Meritorious Service was a medal awarded to non-European police officers in British African colonies.Awarded from 1915-1938, the medal was replaced by the Colonial Police Medal and the Colonial Police Long Service Medal.
The African Police Medal for Meritorious Service is circular, of silver. The obverse bears a crowned and uniformed effigy of George V surrounded by the inscription GEORGIVS V REX ET IND : IMP :. The reverse depict the Tudor Crown surmounted by a crowned lion encircled by a wreath tied at the base. Surrounding the central design is the inscription FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE IN THE POLICE • AFRICA •.
The medal is suspended from a claw suspension with a ring through its ribbon. The ribbon is yellow with edges of red.
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