OTTAWA, Aug. 24 /CNW/ - The Bank of Canada is pleased to announce the
recipients of its 2010 Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for
Counterfeit Deterrence. The award was established in 2004 to recognize
the work of Canadian law-enforcement personnel in deterring and
preventing the counterfeiting of Canada's bank notes.
This year, the Bank is presenting two awards—one recognizing outstanding
enforcement efforts, and the other recognizing an exceptional
contribution in the area of crime prevention.
RCMP Sergeant Susan MacLean and Corporal Tim Laurence, representing all
members of the Integrated Counterfeit Enforcement Team in Greater
Toronto, are being honoured for their role in dismantling a major
counterfeiting operation. Their efforts resulted in the seizure of $4.2
million in counterfeit Canadian $20 bank notes before they could be put
Sergeant Jean-Marc Michaud, of the Sûreté du Québec in Montréal, is
being honoured for his commitment and dedication to the prevention of
counterfeiting over a career spanning 25 years.
"It is commonly accepted that modern policing involves not only the
detection, but also the prevention of crime. The winners of this year's
award have captured that essence," said Gerry Gaetz, Chief of the
Currency Department, "and the Bank of Canada wishes to congratulate
these officers for the very positive contributions they have made
towards maintaining confidence in Canada's currency."
The recipients of the Bank of Canada's 2010 Law Enforcement Award of
Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence received their awards during the
annual conference of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police in
Note to Editors:
A photo from the awards ceremony is available on Canada NewsWire.
SOURCE Bank of Canada
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