TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) is accepting nominations for the 2018 Canadian Banks' Law Enforcement Award (CBLEA). Award winners are recognized for their diligent police work in fighting financial crime and protecting bank employees and customers in Canada. This year's award will be presented at the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Gala Awards Banquet in Halifax, Nova Scotia from Aug. 12 – 15, 2018.
"We are proud to recognize the tremendous efforts of police officers who have demonstrated exemplary service to protecting Canadians against financial crimes in our physical and digital worlds," said Malcolm Chivers, Director of Corporate Security, Canadian Bankers Association. "Banks in Canada are committed to continually strengthening their world-class partnerships with law enforcement agencies from coast-to-coast to put an end to cybercrime and bank robberies."
Nominations from Banks and Canadian law enforcement agencies will be accepted by the CBA until March 1, 2018.
The CBLEA can be presented to a sworn member of law enforcement (includes Special Constables and sworn auxiliary Peace Officers) for exceptional achievement in an investigation involving the Canadian Banks. Officers can be awarded for either an Individual or a Group (Team) achievement. The criteria for nominations are as follows:
- Individual: This award is presented to a sworn member of law enforcement for a unique investigation (not just high profile) involving a bank. The officer has displayed exceptional diligence in order to overcome obstacles and extenuating circumstances. This award may also be presented in cases where the officer knowingly placed themselves at great risk (threat of serious bodily harm or death, imminent danger, etc.) during the protection of life involving a bank employee, customer or bank property.
- Group (Team): This award is presented to sworn members of law enforcement working in a group/taskforce/team investigation involving one or more Canadian Banks.. The results of the investigation demonstrate exemplary performance in overcoming extraordinary circumstances resulting in a successful conclusion to the investigation. Examples could include investigations for robbery against a bank (branch) where employees and customers may be at risk, or fraudulent acts against a bank or banks, by an organized criminal group.
Additional information about the nomination process and eligibility, as well as a list of past award recipients, can be found on the CBA website.
About the Canadian Banks' Law Enforcement Award
Since its creation in 1972, 259 officers from across Canada have been honoured with the Canadian Banks' Law Enforcement Award for their outstanding bravery, dedication and other noteworthy achievements in combating crimes against Canada.
About the Canadian Bankers Association
The Canadian Bankers Association is the voice of more than 60 domestic and foreign banks that help drive Canada's economic growth and prosperity. The CBA advocates for public policies that contribute to a sound, thriving banking system to ensure Canadians can succeed in their financial goals. www.cba.ca.
SOURCE Canadian Bankers Association
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