Thunder Bay Chief Appointed to Order of Merit
OTTAWA – Thunder Bay Chief of Police J.P. Lesveque is in Ottawa today. Chief J.P. Levesque will be one of 77 police officers who will be appointed the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.
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.
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will preside over two Order of Merit of the Police Forces investiture ceremonies at Rideau Hall on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
Chief Levesque is proud to be standing alongside so many dedicated officers who have received this honour. “I am humbled by this recognition. I have been very fortunate in my career having been given many exciting opportunities, most importantly to lead such a great police service.”
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.).