§ Sir ARCHIBALD WILLIAMSON
inquired of the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can see his way to recommend the institution of a national reward or medal for long and meritorious service in the police force?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Herbert Gladstone)
The King has been pleased, on my recommendation, to approve of the establishment of a medal, to be called the King's Police Medal, for the reward of courage and devotion to duty on the part of persons serving in constabulary forces and fire brigades throughout His Majesty's dominions. The Warrant establishing the medal, and the Regulations which His Majesty desires to be followed in making the recommendations for 1410 its bestowal, will be gazetted to-morrow; but it may be well to lay emphasis on the fact that the medal is one of honour for special merit, and will not be given for prolonged service alone, but only when that service is specially distinguished by courage or devotion to duty.