|Queen Victoria Police Jubilee Medal|
Obverse and reverse: Metropolitan Police version for 1887, with 1897 clasp.
|Awarded by United Kingdom|
|Awarded for||Duty at the Jubilee celebrations in London|
|Established||1887 for Golden Jubilee|
1897 for Diamond Jubilee
|Total awarded||1887: 14,900 medals|
1897: 10,086 medals, 9,193 clasps
|Related||Victoria’s Golden Jubilee Medal|
Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Medal
Ribbon: Queen Victoria Police Jubilee Medal
The Police Golden Jubilee Medal was sanctioned by Queen Victoria in 1887 as an award to all members of the Metropolitan and City of London Police on duty in London during the official Golden Jubilee celebrations, including the Jubilee procession on 21 June 1887.
Ten years later, the Police Diamond Jubilee Medal was awarded for duty at the principal Diamond Jubilee events on the same basis as the 1887 medal, eligibility having been widened to include firemen and members of ambulance units. Those in possession of the earlier Golden Jubilee Police Medal who again qualified, received a dated clasp to be fixed to their existing medal.
Below are the number of medals awarded, the wording of the service being that inscribed on the medal:
|Service inscribed on medal||1887: medals||1897: medals||1897: clasps|
|City of London Police||900||535||485|
|London County Council Metropolitan Fire Brigade||–||950||–|
|St John Ambulance Brigade||–||910||–|
The medal and ribbon were identical for the 1887 and 1897 medal, with the exception of the year inscribed on the reverse.
The medal is of bronze, 1.4 inches (36 mm) in diameter and has a plain straight ribbon bar.