Police Star for Distinguished Service

  • Decoration instituted on 20 May 1963.
  • Decoration awarded to all ranks of the South African Police, for particular gallantry, or for outstanding service, resourcefulness, leadership, or sense of responsibility and personal example.
  • When the police awards system was revised on 1 May 1979, the decoration was re-defined as a decoration for general officers who had rendered meritorious service promoting the efficiency of the SAP and contributing actively to national security.



South African Police decorations