Media Advisory - Governor General to Invest 44 Recipients into the Order of Merit of the Police Forces

OTTAWA, May 23, 2017 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will preside over an Order of Merit of the Police Forces investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 11 a.m.

During the ceremony, the Governor General, who is chancellor of the Order, will bestow the honour on 4 Officers and 40 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.

CEREMONY SCHEDULE

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

11 a.m.:          

Ceremony begins


The Governor General speaks


The Governor General presents the insignia


(Officers first, followed by Members)


The RCMP Commissioner speaks

12 p.m.:          

Interviews with recipients

 

RECIPIENTS

OFFICER

 

Chief Superintendent Scott Allen Doran, O.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, Ontario

Superintendent Martine Fontaine, O.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Westmount, Quebec

Chief Jeffrey McGuire, O.O.M.

This is a promotion within the Order.

Niagara Regional Police Service, St. Catharines, Ontario

Chief Superintendent John Lawrence Sullivan, O.O.M.

Ontario Provincial Police, Orillia

 

MEMBERS

 

Staff Sergeant Jody Godfrey Armstrong, M.O.M.

Kingston Police, Ontario

Superintendent Sean Edward Auld, M.O.M.

Halifax Regional Police, Nova Scotia

Superintendent Richard David Baylin, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, Ontario

Sergeant Raymond Craig Blanchard, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Campbell River, British Columbia

Sergeant Grant Stephen Boulay, M.O.M.

Belleville Police Service, Belleville, Ontario

Sergeant Kevin Alan Bracewell, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, North Vancouver, British Columbia

Superintendent F. Deanne Burleigh, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Chilliwack, British Columbia

Staff Sergeant Paul Alexander Burnett, M.O.M.

Ottawa Police Service, Ontario

Chief Superintendent John Alexander Cain, M.O.M.

Ontario Provincial Police, London

Inspector Stephen Andrew Clegg, M.O.M.

Ontario Provincial Police, Orillia

Superintendent Derek Cooke, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Surrey, British Columbia

Staff Sergeant Audrey E. H. Costello, M.O.M.

Ontario Provincial Police, Smiths Falls

Chief Superintendent David Thomas Critchley, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Surrey, British Columbia

Chief Superintendent Marie Shirley Ann Cuillierrier, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, Ontario

Superintendent John Gordon Duff, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Angela Wyatt Eke, M.O.M.

Ontario Provincial Police, Orillia

Sergeant Robert Stephen Fnukal, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, Ontario

Staff Sergeant Robert James Fournier, M.O.M.

Ontario Provincial Police, Orillia

Chief Superintendent Christopher William Harkins, M.O.M.

Ontario Provincial Police, Orillia

Superintendent Alison Paige Jevons, M.O.M.

Ontario Provincial Police, Aurora

Sergeant Travis Erich Juska, M.O.M.

Calgary Police Service, Alberta

Superintendent Sean Joseph Maloney, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Coquitlam,  British Columbia

Staff Sergeant Giovanni Rosario Martone, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, Ontario

Corporal Ryan Roy Mitchell, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, Ontario

Beverly Anne Mullins, M.O.M.

Peel Regional Police, Brampton, Ontario

Superintendent Dale Herbert Mumby, M.O.M.

Peel Regional Police, Oakville, Ontario

Chief Superintendent Bernard Louis Murphy, M.O.M.

Ontario Provincial Police, Orillia

Chief W. Geoffrey Nelson, M.O.M.

Brantford Police Service, Ontario

Inspector Jamie Alan David Pearce, M.O.M.

Victoria Police Department, British Columbia

Sergeant David Stewart Emil Rektor, M.O.M.

Ontario Provincial Police, London

Superintendent Raymond Robitaille, M.O.M.

Calgary Police Service, Alberta

Staff Sergeant Maureen Victoria Rudall, M.O.M.

Windsor Police Service, Ontario

Inspector Paul Gerard Saganski, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Winnipeg, Manitoba

James Scott Saunders, M.O.M.

Niagara Regional Police Service, St. Catharines, Ontario

Superintendent Michel Joseph Lucien Denis Saurette, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, Ontario

Deputy Chief Jill Mary Skinner, M.O.M.

Ottawa Police Service, Ontario

Chief Superintendent Eric Ivan Stubbs, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, Ontario

Sergeant William Spargo Wallace, M.O.M.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Prince George, British Columbia

Inspector Cindy Joyce White, M.O.M.

Niagara Regional Police Service, St. Catharines, Ontario

Inspector Magdi Younan, M.O.M.

Peel Regional Police, Brampton, 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/order-of-merit.html.

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SOURCE Governor General of Canada

For further information: Media wishing to cover the event are asked to confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office, and must arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 10:45 a.m. For information on the Order and the ceremony: Melanie Primeau, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-993-2569, 613-618-2691 (cell), melanie.primeau@gg.ca; For information on the recipients: Sara Sowieta, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, 613-595-1101, sara@cacp.ca


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