Three members invested into the Governor General’s Order of Merit for Police Forces

Posted On Tuesday July 13, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, July 13, 2021   4:15pm 

(Ottawa)—Three Ottawa Police Service (OPS) members were invested into the Governor General’s Order of Merit for Police Forces this afternoon, during a virtual ceremony. 

  • Ceremonial Sergeant Major Steve Boucher (MOM), was recognized for his relationship-building skills at a local, national and international level with his work at the Ottawa Police Association, where he introduced the police Benevolent Fund, and his work proudly representing the OPS in the Ceremonial Guard.
  • Retired Staff Sergeant Roy Lalonde (OOM), was recognized for his work not only helping to develop high-level security measures for visiting dignitaries and presidents to the Nation’s Capital, but also for his work as a United Nation’s peacekeeper.
  • Inspector Debbie Miller (MOM), was recognized for her dedication for creating a more inclusive environment at the OPS, as well as creating best-practices to help keep children safe online with her work with the RCMP to set up the International Youth Advisory Congress. 

This prestigious award recognizes exceptional individuals, across Canada, who exemplify excellence in policing. The awards are broken down into three categories: Commander of the Order; Officer of the Order; and Member of the Order; and examine the nominee’s entire career and notes that person’s overall contribution to serve and protect their community.

“These awards are reason for us all to be proud as a Police Service, with exceptional members going above and beyond in their duty of care, not only here in Ottawa, but around the world,” said Chief Peter Sloly. “Their accomplishments are a reflection of our collective values and integrity and represent the best of our Service.” 

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