By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario – Police chief Dan Parkinson was honoured for a career spanning 40 years of service in law enforcement.
Gov. Gen. of Canada David Johnston presents the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, to Chief Daniel Parkinson.
Parkinson was inducted into the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, during a ceremony at the Citadelle of Quebec by the governor general.
On Friday, Oct. 4, the police chief was one of nine officers that the honour was bestowed upon.
His tenure as Chief of Police with the Cornwall Community Police Service started on Jan. 2, 2004.
He was presented with the prestigious accolade by Governor General David Johnston.
Created in October, 2000, the Order of Merit was established to recognize leadership, exceptional service or distinctive merit displayed by members of the Canadian Police Services. The main focus centers on exceptional merit, contributions to policing and community development.
The decision to award the order is made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.