It is with great pleasure that I advise
the following members have been awarded the OAM in the
Queen's Birthday Honours.
Paul Thomas BISCOE -
President of our RPA Association
For service to the community through volunteer roles with a
range of organisations."
Douglas William NEWALL -
Member of Sydney Branch
For service to veterans and their families, and to the
community of Smithfield.
Well Done & Well Deserved
The issue criteria for this Award had been
reviewed and it has been backdated to 14 February 1975,
which is the date that the former Imperial Award of the
Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal was replaced by
the National Medal.
We worked hard to achieve entitlement to this Award and we are grateful for the assistance of Mark
Burgess, the CEO of the Police Federation of Australia. Mark
has continued to work on the processes for the facilitation
of the issue of the Award to us and our Protocol and Awards
Unit has requested our patience. We obliged, but we are
aware that the agreement of the Australian Police Forces on
the form of application and process has been achieved for
some time as evidenced by the date on the foot of the
approved application form of 1 September. The patience of
both Mark and ourselves has expired so we now offer the
approved application form and instructions.
Any person who considers they are eligible
to receive the N P S M can request the documentation as
Instructions and Application Form are available on
request to RPA. Email your name and registered
number to the 'Webmaster' at
The documentation will be sent to you by return email
for you to save and print the application and forward to the
address indicated for processing.
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Medal and the 100 Years of Woman Policing in 2015.
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