On May 24, Deputy Chief Bill Moore was invested as an officer in the Order of Merit of the Police Forces at a ceremony in Ottawa, Ontario hosted by His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnson, Governor General of Canada.
As a 27-year veteran, Deputy Chief Moore has demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and dedication, serving the citizens of HRM through both his work and volunteerism. He has committed himself to the betterment of policing nationally, serving on multiple committees of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. Further, his work on telecommunications and interoperability has provided tremendous benefit to both the emergency management and Canadian police communities.
Deputy Chief Moore is a graduate of Dalhousie University and is currently enrolled in a Master of Public Administration Program at the American Military University. He volunteers with numerous non-profit organizations and worked tirelessly for three years to bring the 2011 Canada Winter Games to a successful conclusion.
The Order of Merit of the Police Forces was created in 2000 to recognize conspicuous merit and exceptional service by members and employees of Canadian police forces whose contributions extend beyond protection of the community. Three levels of membership reflect long-term, outstanding service: Commander (C.O.M.), Officer (O.O.M.) and Member (M.O.M.).
“Being invested in to the Order of Merit of the Police Forces is an honour which speaks volumes about the contributions of police officers to their respective communities. Halifax Regional Police is very proud of Deputy Chief Moore, his work and his contributions to our community. The awarding of this medal is a significant professional accomplishment that reflects so very well the kind of person Bill is,” says Chief Jean-Michel Blais.