The Indian Police Medal (IPM) was an award of the British Raj presented to both European and Asian police personnel. Established in 1932, the award was presented for meritorious service and gallantry that was of a lesser degree than what was required for the King's Police Medal.
|Indian Police Medal|
Original ribbon, used for meritorious awards after 1945
Ribbon for gallantry awards 1945–1950
|Awarded by the British Raj|
Dominion of India
|Eligibility||Members of the police forces of India|
|Awarded for||Distinguished Conduct (1932–1944)|
Meritorious Service or Gallantry (1945–1950)
|Status||No longer awarded after 1951, replaced by Police Medal|
|Established||23 February 1932|
|Order of Wear|
|Next (higher)||Indian Order of Merit (Civil) (gallantry)|
Imperial Service Medal (meritorious)
|Next (lower)||Ceylon Police Medal for Gallantry (gallantry)|
Ceylon Police Medal for Merit (meritorious)
|Related||Overseas Territories Police Medal|
It was decided that further recognition was required for the members of the police forces within India. Already eligible for the King's Police Medal, there were many acts of service and bravery notable enough for recognition, but not meeting the requirements of the King's Police Medal. On 23 February 1932, a royal warrant was promulgated establishing the Indian Police Medal. The medal was meant to recognize both acts of meritorious and noteworthy service, as well as gallantry. The medal was limited to 200 annual awards. A royal warrant in 1942 allowed the Viceroy of India, in exceptional circumstances, to raise the number of awards to 250 in a year. The Indian Police Medal ceased to be awarded after India became a republic. The Indian Police medal was replaced by the Police Medal which was established by the Government of India notification dated 15 March 1951.
The Indian Police Medal is round and made of bronze. The obverse bears the effigy of the reigning monarch. The reverse of the medal depicts a wreath around the edge, surmounted by a crown. In the middle are the words FOR GALLANTRY or FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE depending on the conditions under which the medal was awarded. The first version of the medal bore the inscription FOR DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT.
The suspension and service ribbons of the medal are 1 3⁄8 inches (35 mm) wide. It is dark blue, with silver edges and a crimson centre stripe. For gallantry awards, the blue sections are split by a thin silver stripe.
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