Hebrew name: Itur HaOmets
The decoration is awarded for an act of gallantry
at the risk of life and in the line of duty, revealing extraordinary
courage. This decoration is awarded by the Chief Commissioner of Police.
The designer of the medal was Nathan Karp. The original medal is a silver
disc of 39 mm diameter and weight 25 gr., showing a stylized candelabra
and the police emblem between two olive branches. The ribbon is blue with
two thin red stripes. The medals were first minted by Kretschmer of Jerusalem in 1974 and issued by the Israel Government Coins and
Medals Corporation, of silver.
The Medal of Valor, Medal of Courage and
Medal of Distinguished Service may be awarded to civilians that do not belong
to the police force, for acts performed by legal use of arrest
authority, by fulfilling a legal duty, in assistance to police personnel
performing a legal arrest, or during serious crimes or public disaster.