The RCMP Long Service Medal was created by King George V in 1934. The Royal Warrant ordained:
The Medal will be designated as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Long Service Medal. The RCMP Long Service Medal shall consist of a circular Medal of Silver, one and a half inches in diameter, with the effigy of the King on the obverse, and on the reverse, the Crest and Motto of the RCMP surrounded by the legend "For Long Service and Good Conduct". The RCMP Long Service Medal ribbon shall be royal blue with two yellow stripes, one eighth of an inch wide and one half inch apart. The RCMP Long Service Medal may be awarded to any Officer, Non-Commissioned Officer or Constable who bears an irreproachable character and who has completed not less than 20 years' service.
The RCMP Long Service Medal shall be awarded under such regulations as to grant forfeiture, restoration and other matters as may be issued by the Minister in control of the RCMP.
In 1954, the wearing of the following Clasps with the RCMP Long Service Medal on the ribbon was approved:
25-Year Bronze Clasp with One Star
30-Year Silver Clasp with Two Stars
35-Year Gold Clasp with Three Stars
On January 26, 2004, the RCMP Long Service Medal Regulations were approved by the Solicitor General of Canada, Ms. Anne McLellan. Approved with the new Regulations was the creation of the:
40-Year Long Service
Medal with Gold and Silver Clasp with Four Stars