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Ontario Medal for Police Bravery

Ontario Medal for Police Bravery

Nomination deadline is Aug 31

The Ontario Medal for Police Bravery recognizes acts of outstanding courage and bravery by members of Ontario's police services.

This honour is an important way to demonstrate public support for police officers across Ontario.

Nomination process

Who is eligible?

Any Ontario police officer is eligible to receive this medal for an act of superlative bravery and courage that has occurred within the last 24 months.

Under special circumstances nominations for actions that have occurred beyond 24 months may be considered. A letter explaining the delay for submitting the nomination is required.

On-duty and off-duty police officers are eligible to receive the medal.

The medal may be awarded posthumously.


How do I nominate someone?

Ontario residents and members of an Ontario police service may nominate a police officer.

Ontario residents considering a nomination should contact their local Chief of Police or OPP Detachment. Each nomination must be endorsed by a police chief or the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police.

The nomination of a police chief must be endorsed by the chair of the local police services board.

Nominations must be submitted by mail.


When is the deadline?

The deadline is Aug 31 of each year. If Aug 31 falls on a weekend or holiday, nominations will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. the following business day.

All nominations received after the deadline will be considered for the following year. Nominations may be submitted at any time.


How are recipients selected?

An independent advisory council appointed by the Premier selects the recipients.


How are the medals presented?

The medals are presented at a special ceremony held at Queen's Park and hosted by the Lieutenant Governor.

Each recipient receives a full size and miniature medal, a framed certificate and an undress ribbon.


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Mail:    Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
400 University Avenue, 4th Floor
Toronto, ON
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