No. S 305
Vigilante Corps Long Service and Good Conduct
Medal Rules 1974
It is hereby notified for general information that the President, having been pleased to approve the institution of a medal to be styled “The Vigilante Corps Long Service and Good Conduct Medal”, hereby makes the following Rules:
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Vigilante Corps Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Rules 1974.
2.—(1)  The Vigilante Corps Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (hereinafter in these Rules referred to as the “Medal”) and its Clasps may be granted as a reward for long and meritorious service to a member of the Vigilante Corps, who on or after the 22nd day of September 1967, has served without remuneration as a member of the Vigilante Corps continuously for not less than 9 years or for periods amounting in the aggregate to not less than 9 years:
Provided that —
(a)no period of service as a full-time member of the permanent staff of the Vigilante Corps shall count as qualifying service; and
(b)he has been recommended by the Commissioner of Police, as willing and competent to discharge the duties of a member of the Vigilante Corps and as having performed such duties as required of him during the qualifying period of service.
(2)  A Clasp may be granted to a recipient of the Medal on his completing each further ten-year period of qualifying service subsequent to the date of completion of his qualifying service for the Medal. For each Clasp so awarded, a small silver rose emblem may be added to the ribbon when worn alone.
3.—(1)  The Medal shall consist of a circular medal in silver having at the centre of the obverse side the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Singapore encircled by the inscription “PINGAT BAKTI SETIA” and by laurel leaves. On the reverse shall be the Vigilante Corps Crest encircled by the inscription “PASOKAN PENGAWAS SINGAPURA” and by laurel leaves. Around the outer rim of the Medal shall be inscribed the name of the recipient and the date of the award.
(2)  The Medal shall be worn on the left side of the outer garment suspended by a ribbon 3.0 cm in width and 5.1 cm in length. The ribbon shall consist of vertical stripes of maroon, yellow and green which shall be 1.0 cm, 0.3 cm and 0.3 cm in width respectively. The colours from the right and left to the middle of the ribbon shall be maroon, yellow and green.
(3)  The Medal shall be of the design set out in the Schedule to these Rules.
4.  Recommendations for the award of the Medal shall be submitted every year in the month of January by the Commissioner of Police to the President through the Minister. The Medal shall be awarded by the President and a notification of such award shall be published in the Gazette. A register of such awards shall be kept in the office of the Commissioner of Police.
5.—(1)  A recipient of the Medal who is convicted of a criminal offence or is dismissed or removed from the Vigilante Corps for misconduct shall forfeit the Medal and Clasp, if any, unless the President shall otherwise direct.
(2)  A Medal and Clasp so forfeited may be restored to the recipient by the President at his discretion.
(3)  A notice of forfeiture or restoration shall in every case be published in the Gazette.
6.  The loss or destruction of a Medal shall, if replacement is desired, be reported by the recipient to the Commissioner of Police, who may, if he is satisfied that the circumstances in which the loss or destruction occurred are such as to justify replacement, forward a report and recommendation for replacement to the President through the Minister. No such report shall be forwarded, until 6 months after the date of the alleged loss or destruction.
Made this 22nd day of October 1974.
By Command,
Secretary to the Cabinet,
[MHA. 0235/72, 006/73; AG/L/51/69]