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Niagara Regional Police Services chief receives Order of Merit
NRPS chief Bryan MacCulloch was recognized by Governor General at a ceremony in Ottawa Thursday.(Sourced/Niagara Regional Police Services)

Niagara Regional Police Service Chief Bryan MacCulloch has been recognized by Governor General Julie Payette for his long-term contributions to policing.

MacCulloch was among 40 recipients invested into The Order of Merit of the Police Forces at a ceremony held at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Thursday.

There are three levels of membership: Commander, Officer and Member.

MacCulloch was invested as a Member.

The Order of Merit of the Police Forces recognizes exceptional service and distinctive merit shown by members of Canadian police services.

MacCulloch, who was appointed chief in 2017, has been working in police for more than 34 years.

He also served for more than four years as deputy chief of operational services where he provided oversight and leadership to more than 650 frontline uniform officers and detectives assigned to district operations and emergency and investigative services, said police spokesperson Stephanie Sabourin in a statement.

MacCulloch is also a former long-time board member and past chair of Victim Services Niagara. He is also a member of the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of St.Catharines, Thorold & District, a former executive member of the Welland Minor Hockey Association Board of Directors, and a long-time minor hockey and soccer coach, according to the media release.