Durham Regional Police Chief Kevin McAlpine will receive the prestigious Order of Merit from Governor General Adrienne Clarkson at a ceremony in Ottawa today.
The Governor General will present a total of 45 Canadians with the Order of Merit of the Police Forces at Rideau Hall.
The Order was created in October 2000 to recognize conspicuous merit and exceptional service by members of Canadian police forces who contributions extend beyond protection of the community.
Chief McAlpine, a police officer of 32 years, the last 19 of which he has served as Chief, will be invested as a Member. He is currently the longest-serving Police Chief in Ontario. In a statement released by the Governor General’s office, Chief McAlpine is identified as a “stalwart champion of community safety and has made an exemplary and lasting impact on policing in Canada and on the quality of the lives of our citizens.”
Additional information about the ceremony and the medals involved is available at www.gg.ca.
Chief McAlpine (JPG file, 20.6K bytes)