Queen's Police Medal Regulations 1959

Reprint
as at 27 November 1959

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Queen's Police Medal Regulations 1959

(SR 1959/191)


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

These regulations are administered by the New Zealand Police.


Pursuant to the Royal Warrant (SR 1959/190) dated 19 May 1954 relating to the Queen's Police Medal, the Minister in Charge of Police hereby makes the following regulations.

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Regulations

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  • These regulations may be cited as the Queen's Police Medal Regulations 1959.

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  • Unless Her Majesty otherwise directs, the names of members of the New Zealand Police who are recommended for the Medal on any ground other than conspicuous gallantry shall be submitted by the Governor-General in the months of May and December in each year.

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  • The names of those members recommended for the Medal shall be forwarded by the Commissioner of Police to the Minister in Charge of Police. Recommendations for awards shall be submitted to the Governor-General by the Prime Minister.

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  • Recommendations for awards on the ground of conspicuous gallantry shall be made as soon as possible after the occasion the conspicuous gallantry was shown; and in special circumstances recommendations for awards on other grounds may be made at any time for an immediate award.

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  • All recommendations shall state the name and rank of the person recommended and particulars of the gallantry or service for which the grant of the Medal is recommended.

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  • The qualifications for the grant of the Medal shall be as follows:

    • (a) conspicuous gallantry in saving life and property, or in preventing crime or arresting criminals, the risks incurred being estimated with due regard to the obligations and duties of the deceased member recommended:

    • (b) a specially distinguished record in administrative or detective service, or other police service of conspicuous merit:

    • (c) success in organising police services or in maintaining their organisation under special difficulties:

    • (d) special services in dealing with serious or widespread outbreaks of crime or public disorder, or fire:

    • (e) special services to Royalty and Heads of States:

    • (f) prolonged service; but only when distinguished by very exceptional ability and merit.

Dated at Wellington this 18th day of November 1959.

Phillip G Connolly,
Minister in Charge of Police.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 November 1959.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Queen's Police Medal Regulations 1959. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the regulations as at 27 November 1959, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the reprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order. For more information, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/reprints/ .

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/ or Part 8 of the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)