Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

September 08, 2014 08:22 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Invest 77 Recipients into the Order of Merit of the Police Forces

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 8, 2014) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will preside over two Order of Merit of the Police Forces investiture ceremonies at Rideau Hall on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

During the morning ceremony, at 10 a.m., the Governor General, who is chancellor of the Order, will bestow the honour on 5 Officers and 31 Members. During the afternoon ceremony, at 2 p.m., he will bestow the honour on 10 Officers and 31 Members.

The Order of Merit of the Police Forces was created in 2000, to recognize conspicuous merit and exceptional service by members and employees of Canadian police forces whose contributions extend beyond protection of the community. Three levels of membership with post-nominal letters reflect long-term, outstanding service: Commander (C.O.M.), Officer (O.O.M.) and Member (M.O.M.).

A media schedule for the investiture ceremonies, the lists of recipients and a backgrounder on the Order are attached.

Media interested in covering these ceremonies are asked to confirm with the Rideau Hall Press Office and must arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 15 minutes prior to the event.

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CEREMONIES SCHEDULE

Members of the media are asked to observe the following schedule:

Morning ceremony (10 a.m.)
10 a.m.: Ceremony begins
The Governor General speaks
The Governor General presents the insignia
(Officers first, followed by Members)
The RCMP Commissioner speaks
11 a.m.: Interviews with recipients
Afternoon ceremony (2 p.m.)
2 p.m.: Ceremony begins
The Governor General speaks
The Governor General presents the insignia
(Officers first, followed by Members)
The RCMP Commissioner speaks
3 p.m.: Interviews with recipients

RECIPIENTS - MORNING CEREMONY (10 A.M.)

OFFICERS

Chief Charles J. Bordeleau, O.O.M. Ottawa Police Service, Ontario
Assistant Commissioner Kevin Charles Brosseau, O.O.M. Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Deputy Chief Constable Robert Alexander Downie, O.O.M. Saanich Police, Victoria, British Columbia
Director General Debra Frazer, O.O.M. Ottawa Police Service, Ontario
Chief Mark Douglas Mander, O.O.M. Kentville Police Service, Nova Scotia

MEMBERS

Chief John T. W. Bates, M.O.M. Stratford Police Service, Ontario
Chief Jean-Michel Blais, M.O.M. Halifax Regional Police Service, Nova Scotia
Chief Louis Bruneault, M.O.M. Service de police de la Ville de Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
Inspector Kenneth Burton, M.O.M. Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Chilliwack, British Columbia
Detective Staff Sergeant Dominic S. C. Chong, M.O.M. Ontario Provincial Police, Orillia, Ontario
Chief Superintendent Marlin A. Degrand, M.O.M. Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Edmonton, Alberta
Constable Stéphane Eid, M.O.M. Service de police de la Ville de Montréal, Quebec
Sergeant Brian A. Foote, M.O.M. Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Chilliwack, British Columbia
Chief Inspector Mario Fournier, M.O.M. Service de police de la Ville de Montréal, Quebec
Detective Staff Sergeant Frank L. Goldschmidt, M.O.M. Ontario Provincial Police, Orillia, Ontario
Chief Laurie L. Hayman, M.O.M. Strathroy-Caradoc Police Service, Ontario
Chief Superintendent Angela Louise Howe, M.O.M. Ontario Provincial Police, Orillia, Ontario
Corporal Laurel Karen Kading, M.O.M. Royal Canadian Mounted Police, St. Albert, Alberta
Superintendent Daniel Kinsella, M.O.M. Hamilton Police Service, Ontario
Chief Superintendent Scott Alexander Kolody, M.O.M. Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Winnipeg, Manitoba
François Landry, M.O.M. Service de police de la Ville de Montréal, Quebec
Rita Lee-Irvine, M.O.M. Hamilton Police Service, Ontario
Chief Jean Paul Levesque, M.O.M. Thunder Bay Police Service, Ontario
Director Randy Mar, M.O.M. Ottawa Police Service, Ontario
Constable David McFadden, M.O.M. Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service, Ontario
Superintendent Robin Emmanuel McNeil, M.O.M. Halifax Regional Police Service, Nova Scotia
Detective Inspector Thomas A. Murphy, M.O.M. Ontario Provincial Police, Orillia, Ontario
Inspector Mark W. Neufeld, M.O.M. Edmonton Police Service, Alberta
Superintendent Gregory Robert Preston, M.O.M. Edmonton Police Service, Alberta
Staff Sergeant Peter J. Quilty, M.O.M. Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Red Deer, Alberta
Sergeant Supervisor Pascal Richard, M.O.M. Service de police de la Ville de Montréal, Quebec
Deputy Chief Frank Roselli, M.O.M. Peel Regional Police, Ontario
Detective Inspector James M. G. Smyth, M.O.M. Ontario Provincial Police, Orillia, Ontario
Florence Stewart, M.O.M. Peel Regional Police, Ontario
Deputy Chief Constable Leslie John Sylven, M.O.M. Central Saanich Police Service, Saanichton,
British Columbia
Staff Sergeant Lynne Turnbull, M.O.M. Ottawa Police Service, Ontario

RECIPIENTS - AFTERNOON CEREMONY (2 P.M.)

OFFICERS

Deputy Chief Stephen Beckett, O.O.M. Waterloo Regional Police Service, Ontario
Deputy Chief Trevor Daniel Daroux, O.O.M. Calgary Police Service, Alberta
Chief Bradley S. Duncan, O.O.M.
This is a promotion within the Order.
London Police Service, Ontario
Chief of Police Michel Foucher, O.O.M. Régie intermunicipale de police Thérèse-De Blainville, Quebec
Director Francis Gobeil, O.O.M. La sécurité publique de Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Chief Troy Hagen, O.O.M.
This is a promotion within the Order.
Regina Police Service, Saskatchewan
Deputy Chief Bruce Kenneth Herridge, O.O.M.
This is a promotion within the Order.
York Regional Police, Ontario
Chief Thomas Andrew McGrogan, O.O.M. Medicine Hat Police Service, Alberta
Assistant Commissioner Gilles Michaud, O.O.M. Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, Ontario
Deputy Chief Murray William Stooke, O.O.M. Calgary Police Service, Alberta

MEMBERS

Deputy Chief Lyle T. Beaudoin, M.O.M. Delta Police Department, British Columbia
Chief Superintendent Roderick Neil Callum Booth, M.O.M. Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Prince George, British Columbia
Deputy Chief Mark Stephen Chatterbok, M.O.M. Saskatoon Police Service, Saskatchewan
Chief Superintendent Paul Warren Coons, M.O.M. Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, Ontario
Chief Superintendent Gary James Couture, M.O.M. Ontario Provincial Police, Smiths Falls, Ontario
Director Michel Desgagné, M.O.M. Ville de Québec, Quebec
Chief Officer Neil Dubord, M.O.M. South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Police Service-Metro Vancouver Transit Police, New Westminister, British-Columbia
Superintendent Selwyn Fernandes, M.O.M. Toronto Police Service, Ontario
Chief Leanne Jane Fitch, M.O.M. Fredericton Police Force, New Brunswick
Chief Superintendent William Charles Fordy, M.O.M. Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Surrey,
British Columbia
Sergeant Robert Joseph Stephane Gallant, M.O.M. Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories
Captain Frédérick Gaudreau, M.O.M. Sûreté du Québec, Montréal, Quebec
Superintendent Robert Gould, M.O.M. Waterloo Regional Police Service, Ontario
Superintendent Kevin Hackett, M.O.M. Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Surrey,
British Columbia
Superintendent Kenneth Wayne Heslop, M.O.M. London Police Service, Ontario
Deputy Chief Wayne Kalinski, M.O.M. Orangeville Police Service, Ontario
Staff Sergeant Andre Pierre LeClair, M.O.M. Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Burnaby,
British Columbia
Sergeant Marc Lépine, M.O.M. Sûreté du Québec, Boucherville, Quebec
Chief Yung-Kai Liu, M.O.M. Cobourg Police Service, Ontario
Superintendent Anne McConnell, M.O.M. Waterloo Regional Police Service, Ontario
Chief Peter Joseph McIsaac, M.O.M. Cape Breton Regional Police Service, Sydney, Nova Scotia
Detective Inspector Christopher A. Nicholas, M.O.M. Ontario Provincial Police, Kanata, Ontario
Detective Inspector William Charles Olinyk, M.O.M. Ontario Provincial Police, Kenora, Ontario
Chief Dennis James Poole, M.O.M. Chatham-Kent Police Service, Chatham, Ontario
Superintendent Michael Porteous, M.O.M. Vancouver Police Department, British Columbia
Superintendent Lorne Schwartz, M.O.M. Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Surrey,
British Columbia
Deputy Chief T. Brent Shea, M.O.M. London Police Service, Ontario
Superintendent Jeffrey H. Sim, M.O.M. Vancouver Police Department, British Columbia
Deputy Chief Alban Gerard Singleton, M.O.M. Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Chief Superintendent Larry Tremblay, M.O.M. Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, Ontario
Deputy Chief Desmond Walsh, M.O.M. Timmins Police Service, Ontario

Please note that the information in this media advisory reflects the rank and posting of the members at the time of their appointment to the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.

ORDER OF MERIT OF THE POLICE FORCES FACT SHEET

The Order of Merit of the Police Forces honours a career of exceptional service or distinctive merit displayed by the men and women of Canadian police forces, and recognizes their commitment to this country. The primary focus is on exceptional merit, contributions to policing and community development.

The commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Principal Commander of the Order, submits recommendations for appointment to the governor general on behalf of an advisory committee. Nominations for appointment to the Order may be made by submitting the name of a member or employee of a police force to the commanding officer of that police force.

Levels and post-nominals

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the Sovereign of the Order; the governor general is the chancellor and one of the Commanders of the Order. The Principal Commander is the commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Commander - Post-nominals: C.O.M.

Recognizes outstanding meritorious service and demonstrated leadership in duties of great responsibility over an extended period, usually at the national or international level.

Officer - Post-nominals: O.O.M.

Recognizes outstanding meritorious service in duties of responsibility over an extended period, usually at the regional or provincial level.

Member - Post-nominals: M.O.M.

Recognizes exceptional service or performance of duty over an extended period, usually at the local or regional/provincial level.

Insignia Description

The badge of the Order is the same as that of the Order of Military Merit: a blue-enamelled, straight-end cross (four arms, narrow at the centre, wider at the ends) with an annulus in red, surmounted by St. Edward's Crown. The ribbon is different and consists of three equal bands of blue, gold and blue. The annulus bears the inscription MERIT.MÉRITE.CANADA.

For more information about the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, visit the Honours section of our website at www.gg.ca/honours or visit the website of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police at www.cacp.ca.

Contact Information

  • For information on the Order and the ceremony:
    Marie-Pierre Belanger - Rideau Hall Press Office
    613-998-9166
    marie-pierre.belanger@gg.ca

    For information on the recipients:
    Sara Sowieta
    Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
    613-595-1101
    sara@cacp.ca