For the purposes of this award, full time service does not include any period of leave to serve with the Armed Forces or another agency, or organization unless the period was a developmental secondment approved by the Office of the Chief. In addition, it does not include any period of time that a police officer or peace officer was on a leave of absence for any reason.
If the periods of service are not continuous, each period of service is calculated to the nearest month, and the total service must meet or exceed 120 months. This medal may be awarded posthumously. The Office of the Chief may present the medal to a member at a Service Parade or other appropriate function as determined by the Office of the Chief.
The Medicine Hat Police Service 10 Year medal is described as:
- A circular medal,
- On the front of the medal is the Police Service Badge, granted to the Service by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and circumscribed with the Service motto;
“SERVING AND PROTECTING OUR COMMUNITY WITH PRIDE”
- On the back of the medal is the City of Medicine Hat’s Coat of Arms
- The medal is suspended from a ribbon of five equal stripes, two red and three blue