Chief of Police John Pare has been appointed by the Governor General for his achievements.
Appointed to the Order of Merit on the Police Forces, Chief Pare is being recognized for his leadership, expertise and community involvement.
He’s focused on mental health for both police and residents of the city. Also a part of the coalition for Children and Youth Mental Health Summit, the Provincial Human Services and Justice Co-ordinating Committee.
He received his commemoration in Quebec at His Excellency The Right Honorable David Johnston’s residence.
In 2013, Chief Pare received Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his leadership and steering forth progressive change in policing.