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Recipients of the 2019 The Order of Merit of the Police Force Announced

On Thursday, October 31, 2019, her Excellency, the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, presided over an Order of Merit of the Police Force investiture ceremony in Ottawa. The Order of Merit of the Police Forces was created in 2000 to recognize members and employees of Canadian police forces whose contribution extends beyond protection of 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.).  

The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police would like to congratulate all recipients and highlight this year’s recipients from Ontario:

  • Chief Jennifer Evans, C.O.M. - Peel Regional Police
  • Deputy Chief Michael Callaghan, O.O.M. -  Belleville Police Service
  • Chief Murray Rodd, O.O.M., C.D. -  Peterborough Police Service
  • Sergeant Chris Amell, M.O.M. -  Ontario Provincial Police, Red Lake
  • Deputy Chief Kevin Chalk, M.O.M – Waterloo Regional Police Service
  • Inspector Gordon Cobey, M.O.M. - Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Milton
  • Chief Superintendent Bruce Ian Kirkpatrick, M.O.M - Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa
  • Chief Superintendent Fernand Labelle, M.O.M. - Ontario Provincial Police, North Bay
  • Deputy Chief Jeffrey Littlewood, M.O.M. - Chatham-Kent Police Service
  • Chief Bryan MacCulloch, M.O.M. - Niagara Regional Police Service
  • Ms. Cheryl McNeil, M.O.M. - Toronto Police Service
  • Inspector Sheri Meeks, M.O.M. - Belleville Police Service
  • Inspector D. Mark Mitchell, M.O.M. - Kawartha Lakes Police Service
  • Chief Kent Moore, M.O.M. - Shelburne Police Service
  • Superintendent Christopher Newton, M.O.M. - London Police Service
  • Inspector Daniel Smith, M.O.M. - Peterborough Police Service

For a full list of 2019 recipients, and to learn more about the Order, please click here.

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