Star for Merit in the Railways Police Force
- Medal instituted in 1966.
- Medal awarded for particularly meritorious or exemplary service, or personal heroism, or for 30 years irreproachable and exemplary service.
- Medal have II types: The first type (1966-80) was a 5-pointed silver star with a central design of two hands shielding a flame, superimposed on a circular medal with a radiated surface encircled by what appears to be a locomotive wheel; the reverse depicts the SARPF badge and "Verdienste - Merit"; the second type (1980-86) was a gilt octagon, bordered with oak leaves, displaying an 8-pointed star with a central design of two hands shielding a flame; the reverse depicts the SARPF badge with "Verdienste - Merit".
South African Police decorations