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Police chief honoured as ‘Member of Merit’

New Westminster Chief Const. Dave Jones, right, is made a Member of Merit by Governor-General Dave Johnston, left, in Ottawa last week. - Photo contributed
New Westminster Chief Const. Dave Jones, right, is made a Member of Merit by Governor-General Dave Johnston, left, in Ottawa last week.
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New Westminster Chief Const. Dave Jones was made a Member of Merit of the Police Forces by Governor General Dave Johnston in a ceremony at Rideau Hall Friday.

The order, created in 2000, recognizes exceptional service beyond protecting the community.

Jones started with the NWPD in 1982 as a reserve officer and was hired full-time in September 1986. He has worked on patrol, the major crime unit, special operations unit, drug section, community services and street crimes unit before being promoted to chief in March 2011.

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