Police Long Service Award, I Class


SKU: 02.GTR.0302.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$175 USD

  • I Class Obverse
  • I Class Obverse
  • I Class Reverse
  • I Class Reverse

Estimated market value:

$175 USD


  • Country
  • Composition
    Bronze gilt
  • Inscription
  • Size

Physical Description and Item Details

A Polizei Dienstauszeichnung for 25 years of service; first class; in gilded bronze; on loop for suspension; with mint original ribbon; measuring 43.15 mm x 43.16 mm; weighing 21.9 grams; with its original case of issue; constructed of thick cardstock with a green faux leather (leatherette) exterior; outside of the lid embossed with “25” and a semi-circular oak wreath in gold; the interior of the lid lined with white silk; the bottom lined with light grey felt; functional push-button; with the interior fabric hinge cover perfectly preserved and a functional exterior metal hinge; measuring 104 mm x 60 mm; mint condition.


The Medal was instituted on the behest of Adolf Hitler on January 30, 1938, and was conferred upon long serving members of the German police force.

The awards were designed by Professor Richard Klein.

The award was conferred in three grades to men who served for 8, 18, or 25 years.

All three medals feature the same obverse inscription, which translates to, “For Faithful Service in the Police Force.”

On August 12, 1944, a metal oak leaf cluster with the number “40” was added to the decoration to indicate 40 years of service. It is unknown whether the oak leaves were ever produced.

In order to receive the Medal, an individual had to be an active member of the police force or fill an administrative role within the police service. Time spent in the military could be included in the total time of service needed to receive an award.

The I Class was awarded for 25 years of service.


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