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New Brunswick RCMP officer receives the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Ottawa, ON


A member of the New Brunswick RCMP was today bestowed the Order of Merit of the Police Forces. Inspector Lise Roussel was one of 61 Canadian policing employees honoured during an investiture ceremony held at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, presided over by the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston.

Insp. Roussel joined the RCMP in 1978 and, over the course of her career has served in Manitoba, New Brunswick, and northern Aboriginal communities. Insp. Roussel has led many successful, high-profile investigations and has been a role model when it comes to developing and supporting women as leaders in policing. She was the first female corporal in New Brunswick, the first community policing officer, and the first female member to be promoted to the rank of sergeant as an Operations NCO.

"Inspector Roussel truly embodies what it means to be of service," says J Division Commanding Officer Assistant Commissioner Wayne Lang. "She consistently demonstrates the highest level of competence in policing and inspires others to achieve the same."

The Order of Merit of the Police Forces was created in October 2000 to recognize conspicuous merit and exceptional service by members and employees of the Canadian police forces whose contributions extend beyond protection of the community. For more information on the award, including a list of recipients, please visit the Governor General's website.

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