Nova Scotia to Recognize Retired Long-Serving Police Officer

The Province will recognize retired police officers for years of dedicated service to Nova Scotians with changes to the Nova Scotia Police Long Service Award.

Since the legislation was created in 2007, the Nova Scotia Police Long Service Award has recognized police officers for 15 and 25 years of consecutive police service in Nova Scotia. However, those who retired before 2007 were not eligible. This year, that will change.

This year, the province will begin recognizing officers with 15 years and 25 years of consecutive police service in Nova Scotia, who retired before 2007.

Consecutive years of service with the former Halifax Port Authority Police, Military Police or CNR Police in Nova Scotia will be considered as eligible years of service.

To apply:

Retired officers must complete the Police Long Service Award nomination form available by clicking here. The police chief, commanding officer or designate must verify the years of service. The police agency must submit the completed form to the Justice Department.

Nominations close June 1.

For more information, visit the Department of Justice.