Durham Regional Police Deputy Chief Chuck Mercier is proud to announce that DRPS Inspector Charlie Green will be invested into the prestigious Order of Merit of the Police Forces by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada.
On Friday, May 25, 2007, at 11:00 a.m., at Rideau Hall in the City of Ottawa, the Governor General will present a total of 53 Canadians who are members of police services across the country with their insignia. The badge of the Order is a blue-enamelled, straight-end cross (the same as that of the Order of Military Merit) with a distinguishing ribbon of three equal bands of blue, gold and blue.
The Governor General is the chancellor and one of the commanders of the Order. 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.
The Order was created in October 2000, to recognize conspicuous merit and exceptional service by members and employees of Canadian police services whose contributions extend beyond protection of the community. There are three levels of membership - Commander, Officer and Member - that reflect long-term, outstanding service in varying degrees of responsibility. Each level has corresponding post-nominal letters: C.O.M., O.O.M. and M.O.M.
Deputy Chief Chuck Mercier said, “ We are very proud of Charlie for receiving this prestigious award. He has policed in communities across Durham for over three decades and continues to provide our citizens with exceptional service. “
Inspector Green began his career wit the O.P.P. and joined the DRPS in 1975. He is currently the leader of 16 Division (Clarington). He is a director with the Ontario Memorial Foundation and has co-ordinated the Ceremony of Remembrance March at Queen’s Park the past three years. He is also Aide de Camp to his honour, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
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Inspector Green and Governor General (JPG file, 239.8K bytes)