2012-05-10 10:40 PDT
Surrey RCMP Inspector Trent Rolfe was awarded the prestigious Order of Merit of the Police Forces by the Governor General of Canada today at a special ceremony in Ottawa in recognition of his outstanding contributions to policing.
Inspector Rolfe, Officer in Charge, Surrey RCMP Major Crime Section, has been with Surrey Detachment since 2009 and a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for the past 23 years. His credentials include working as a founding member of the RCMP E Division’s Unsolved Homicide Unit from 1996 to 2003 and being directly responsible for setting the goals and direction of the BC Integrated Gang Task Force as the Operations Officer during a sustained period of gang violence in the Lower Mainland. Inspector Rolfe was also part of the first 'Criminal Organization' prosecution in British Columbia which set a precedent for wiretap authorizations in investigations and led to national training standards across the country.
The Order of Merit of the Police Forces is an honour based on the highest qualities of citizenship, service to Canada, to the police community and to humanity at large. The Order recognizes exceptional merit, contributions to policing and community development. For more information please visit: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/news-nouvelles/2012/05-09-ord-eng.htm)
(photo: Inspector Trent Rolfe with David Johnston, Governor General of Canada).