25 YEAR LONG SERVICE AWARD GERMAN POLICE
The Police Long Service Award (Polizei-Dienstauszeichnung) was a long service medal awarded to active members of the German Police during WWII as a political award. Professor Richard Klein designed the awards, which varied slightly in design depending on the length of service of the recipient. The gold twenty-five-year service cross is the first class award. The medal is decorated with the police insignia on the obverse, consisting of a national eagle emblem surrounded by an oakleaf wreath. The reverse side of the medal shows the inscription ‘Fuer Treue Dienste in der Polizei’ (For Faithful Service in the Police). A blue ribbon with a clasp is attached to the medal. The ribbon suspension ring and medal loop are both intact.