News Advisory - RCMP Long Service Awards & Commendations presented to 31 exemplary employees

STONEY CREEK, ON, March 29, 2017 /CNW/ - Yesterday, regular members, civilian members and public service employees of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) "O" Division, were recognized for their years of devoted service and continued dedication to the Citizens of Canada.

The recipients of the Long Service Award are men and women who have performed their duties in a manner which is truly "above and beyond."  Their actions bring credit to themselves and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

The award is presented in recognition of all those occasions where the recipient had to display courage, tenacity, patience and good judgement and honour all those actions that make up a long career of exemplary service and good conduct.

In addition to the Long Service Awards, six other recipients were presented with distinctive awards:

RCMP S/Sgt. Catherine McCrory and Cst. Elie Youssef, along with Sgt. Duncan McCulloch from Hamilton Police Service and Assistant Crown Attorney Jim Vincelli received the District Commander Certificate of Appreciation.

The four recipients were honoured for their dedicated service, tenacity and contributions to project OSIS. The project was a complicated fraud investigation that revealed that executive of a company called Settlement and Immigration Services Organization (SISO), had bilked approximately $4 million, which led to its collapse; leaving 155 employees jobless and stranded hundreds of immigrants and refugees who were relying on their services.

Cpl. Abhinav Deo and Cst. Halson Foster received the St. John ambulance award.

This award recognizes our two members who have saved or attempted to save a life through the application of first aid knowledge and skills.

Demonstrating their personal dedication and sacrifice to self in the service of others.

Quick Facts

  • Originally created by King George V in 1934, the RCMP Long Service Medal is awarded to Regular Members of irreproachable character who have reached milestones in their number of service years.
  • The Long Service Medal is the oldest continually awarded honour within the Canadian honours system, and the first created specifically for Canadian service within Canada.
  • The first presentation of the Long Service Medal was held in Ottawa in March 1935, in the Cartier Drill Hall.
  • In 1981, the program was expanded to include Civilian Members and again in 2002 to include Public Service Employees.
  • Regular Members, Civilian Members and Public Service Employees are recognized at the milestone of 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service.

To honour all those actions that make up a long career of exemplary service and good conduct, RCMP Long Service Awards were presented to 31 recipients yesterday in Stoney Creek, Ontario.

Twitter: @RCMPONT
Website: RCMP in Ontario

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For further information: Media contact: Sergeant Major Rob Akin, "O" Division (Ontario), Telephone: 905-876-9572


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