Bank of Canada Announces the Recipient of its 2009 Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence

    OTTAWA, Aug. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - The Bank of Canada is pleased to announce
the recipient of its 2009 Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit
Deterrence. The RCMP's National Anti-Counterfeiting Bureau (NACB) and its
staff were honoured today during the annual conference of the Canadian
Association of Chiefs of Police in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
Accepting the award on behalf of the NACB were RCMP Assistant Commissioner
Peter Henschel - Director General, Forensic Science and Identification
Services, and Shawki Elias - NACB Program Manager.
    The NACB, a specialized law enforcement service, was selected for its
critical behind-the-scenes role in providing essential forensic services and
support to front-line law enforcement personnel across Canada. The NACB has
built a solid reputation among the law enforcement community for expert
analysis, trusted guidance, and professional support in the field of
counterfeit and document examination.
    "Not only do these individuals perform a valuable service by informing us
about the latest counterfeiting techniques and trends, their excellent work
ultimately leads to the identification and dismantling of counterfeiting
operations and the prosecution of those who perpetrate such crimes," said
Gerry Gaetz, Chief of the Currency Department at the Bank of Canada. "The Bank
of Canada would like to congratulate the NACB for its important contribution
to the investigation, deterrence, and prosecution of currency counterfeiting."

    The Bank of Canada's Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit
Deterrence was established in 2004 to recognize the work of Canadian
law-enforcement personnel in deterring and preventing the counterfeiting of
Canada's bank notes.

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