See also: Coin background
In 2009, as part of its 20th anniversary activities, the International Peace Operations Branch introduced the International Peace Operations Commemorative Coin.
Launched in May 2009, the coin was created to recognize the service and sacrifices of Canadian police officers and civilian staff who have served on peace missions overseas since 1989. Throughout the year, more than 100 police officers have been honoured through a number of coin presentations held across the country, from Vancouver to Charlottetown.
Two versions of the coin were minted: the International Peace Operations Coin (for those who served on missions as of 2008) and the International Peacekeeping Coin (for those who served on missions prior to 2008). Both are identical in design except for the wording at the top.
All Canadian police personnel (police and civilian) who have participated in peace missions through the RCMP since 1989 are eligible to receive a commemorative coin after serving a minimum of 30 days in mission. Each person will receive one coin only (either the Peacekeeping or the Peace Operations coin, based on their first mission), along with a letter of thanks and a fact sheet on the coin.
Municipal and provincial police officers
(serving and retired)
RCMP International Peace Operations Branch