Order of Merit for Kingston officer

Kingston Whig-Standard
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kingston Police Staff Sgt. Jody Armstrong has been invested into the national Order of Merit of the Police Forces.

Gov.-Gen. David Johnston invested Armstrong on Thursday during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. The order was created in 2000 to recognize conspicuous merit and exceptional service by police officers and law enforcement employees. A member is recognized for their exceptional service or performance of duty of an extended period at the local, regional or provincial level.

Kingston Police said Armstrong, who joined the local force in 1989, is “known for his remarkable work ethic and dedication to his profession, his flexibility in addressing multiple tasks, his respect for others, and his personal acceptance of responsibility and accountability in providing exceptional policing to the Kingston community.”

In addition to being a member of the board of directors of the local Boys and Girls Club, Armstrong has been committed to supporting the Special Olympics program and its athletes. In addition to annually organizing the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics with the OPP’s Stacey Campbell, Armstrong volunteers with the annual Torch Run and other Special Olympics events.