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Order of Merit of the Police Forces

Background

The Order of Merit of the Police Forces honours a career of exceptional service or distinctive merit displayed by the men and women of the Canadian Police Services, and recognizes their commitment to this country. The primary focus is on exceptional merit, contributions to policing and community development.

Levels

Commander

Post-nominal: C.O.M.

Recognizes: outstanding meritorious service and demonstrated leadership in duties of great responsibility over an extended period, usually at the national or international level

Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Commander


Officer

Post-nominal: O.O.M.

Recognizes: outstanding meritorious service in duties of responsibility over an extended period, usually at the regional or provincial level

Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Officer

Member

Post-nominal: M.O.M.

Recognizes: exceptional service or performance of duty over an extended period, usually at the local or regional/provincial level

Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Member

Wearing: as prescribed in the protocol for Wearing of Orders, Decorations and Medals (http://www.gg.ca/honours/pdf/wearing_e.pdf)

Description

The badge of the Order is the same as that of the Order of Military Merit, a blue-enamelled, straight-end cross (four arms, narrow at the centre, wider at the ends) with an annulus in red surmounted by St. Edward’s Crown. The annulus bears the inscription MERIT.MÉRITE.CANADA.

The ribbon consists of three equal bands of blue, gold and blue.
LEVEL
Edging
Annulus Lettering
Maple Leaf Centre
Commander
gold
gold
red
Officer
gold
gold
gold
Member
silver
silver
silver

For more information on the Order, as well as eligibility and nominations, please visit the Web site of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police: http://www.cacp.ca.

Quick Facts

Sovereign of the Order: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Chancellor and a Commander: Governor General
Principal Commander: Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Established: October 2000

Updated: 2009-04-30
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