OTTAWA, Aug. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Bank of Canada is pleased to announce
the recipient of its 2014 Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for
This award was established in 2004 to recognize the work of Canadians in
the field of law enforcement in deterring and preventing the
counterfeiting of Canada's bank notes.
This year, the Bank is honouring Mr. Bruce Macdonald for his remarkable
personal initiative in developing and delivering an effective
anti-counterfeiting prevention program for criminal justice students.
As an instructor at the Lethbridge College's School of Justice Studies
program, Mr. Macdonald provides a strong foundation to students from
across the country seeking a career in law enforcement. To date, more
than a thousand students have taken part in his program.
This is the first time that the award has been given to someone who is
not an employee of an accredited police service, underscoring the value
the Bank places on education and the importance of a multi-faceted
approach to counterfeit deterrence.
"Bruce's passion for the counterfeit deterrence program and his devotion
to his students make him stand out," said Richard Wall, Chief of the
Currency Department. "The Bank of Canada wishes to highlight the
important contribution he has made toward ensuring the safety of
Mr. Macdonald was honoured during the annual conference of the Canadian
Association of Chiefs of Police in Victoria, B.C.
Image with caption: "From left to right: Richard Wall, Chief of Currency, Bruce Macdonald, Instructor, School of Justice Studies, Lethbridge College, Chief Clive Weighill, President, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CNW Group/Bank of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140826_C7989_PHOTO_EN_42546.jpg
SOURCE: Bank of Canada
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