Peterborough Police Service Deputy Chief Timothy Farquharson received the Order of Merit of the Police Forces for a Member at a special ceremony held in Quebec today (October 5th).
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presided over the investiture ceremonies that took place at the Governor General’s residence at the Citadelle of Quebec.
Deputy Chief Farquharson received the Order of Merit of the Police Forces for “his role in creating the Peterborough Drug Strategy Task Force, and for his tireless support for the Canadian Mental Health Association.”
The Order of Merit of the Police Forces was established in 2000 to honours the leadership and exceptional service or distinctive merit displayed by the men and women of the Canadian Police Services, and to recognize their commitment to Canada. The primary focus is on exceptional merit, contributions to policing and community development. There are three categories of membership: Commander, Officer, and Member.
Deputy Chief Farquharson was one of more than 60 Canadians who received honours at the ceremony. Other honours presented at the ceremony included the Decoration for Bravery, the Meritorious Service Decoration, the Polar Medal, and the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.
The Governor General presents honours on behalf of all Canadians in communities across the country to help share inspiring stories, celebrate tremendous contributions to our society, and connect with Canadians. Deputy Chief Farquharson was one of more than 60 Canadians who were recognized for their excellence, courage, or exceptional dedication to service.