The President's Police Medal is a decoration awarded to members of law enforcement in India. Established 1 March 1951, the medal was originally called the President's Police and Fire Service Medal. The medal is awarded for either gallantry or distinguished service, with the gallantry version of the medal being accorded a higher precedence. The medal is awarded annually on Republic Day and Independence Day.
The President's Police Medal for Gallantry is awarded for, "gallantry in saving life and property, or in preventing crime or arresting criminals." The medal may be awarded to any member of a police service in India, and is awarded without regard to rank or time in service. Recipients of the medal are granted a monthly stipend that is paid to them even in retirement, and upon the recipient's death it continues to be paid to their surviving spouse.
The President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service is awarded for long and distinguished service to individuals who have served at least 21 years in the police service or in the central police and security organizations. Individuals must be prior recipients of the Police Medal for Meritorious Service and must have held that medal for at least six years.
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 Kathin Seva Medal is awarded to police personnel for service in harsh climatic conditions.
President's Police Medals for Gallantry & Meritorious Services
President's Police Medals & Bar to President's Police Medals
Kathin Seva Medal & Bar to Kathin Seva Medal
Director General of Police (DGP)
State of Uttar Pradesh - INDIA
Most Highly Decorated Indian Police Officer
Limca Book of Records - 2014