King's Police Medal for Gallantry (1933-1939) & KPM
Obverse design: King George VI, head, crowned.
Obverse text: "GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX ET INDIAE IMP :".
Reverse design: sentinel, standing helmeted and cloaked, his right arm around and resting upon the hilt of a sword, the point of which is grounded. His left hand supports a shield which bears the motto "TO GUARD MY PEOPLE". At his feet, to the left, a lantern and in the background two sentinels standing, one on either side of the principal figure, on the ramparts of a walled town whose roofs and chimneys are revealed in the distance.
Reverse text: "FOR GALLANTRY".
Suspender: ring, circular.
Ribbon colours: dark blue & red & silver.
Ribbon pattern: dark blue with three silver stripes, one at either side and one in the middle, each 7 mm wide, each silver stripe having a central red stripe, 1 mm wide.
Specimen example of a King George VI (1933-1939 type) issue of the King's Police Medal; obverse design (monarch's effigy) is by Percy Metcalf; reverse design by Gilbert Bayes (identification based upon a comparative study of designer's initials with specimen medallion held in the collection of the National Maritime Museum).
Reference : Abbott, P E & Tamplin, J M A : 1971 : British Gallantry Awards : Guinness Superlatives, Enfield : p 287