Canadian Bankers Association

Canadian Bankers Association

February 03, 2010 12:59 ET

Canadian Bankers Association: Nominations Now Being Accepted for Canadian Banks' Law Enforcement Award

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 3, 2010) - The Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) is now accepting nominations for the 2010 Canadian Banks' Law Enforcement Awards (CBLEA), which recognizes outstanding police work in fighting crime against Canada's banks.

"The banking industry works very closely with law enforcement officers from across the country and their dedication helps banks protect their customers from fraud and keep bank branch staff and customers safe," said William J. Crate, Director, Security at the Canadian Bankers Association. "With this Award, the banking industry can recognize officers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty when investigating crimes against banks."

Nominations from banks and Canadian law enforcement agencies will be accepted until April 30, 2010.


All active (at the time of the incident) law enforcement officers considered to have exhibited outstanding bravery, detective ability or other noteworthy achievement involving Canadian banks are eligible to receive the Award. Other criteria that are considered are:

- exceptional bravery, a degree of resourcefulness or an individual knowingly putting themselves at risk protecting bank employees, customers or bank property.

- investigations involving unusual obstacles, extenuating circumstances, lengthy period of time or personal sacrifice

Additional information about the nomination process and eligibility, as well as a list of past award recipients, can be found on the CBA website at

About the CBLEA

Since the creation of the CBLEA in 1972, 214 officers from across Canada have been honoured for their outstanding bravery, investigative ability and other noteworthy achievements to combat crimes against the banking industry in Canada. This year's awards will be presented at the closing ceremony and dinner of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in Edmonton on August 25, 2010.

The Canadian Bankers Association works on behalf of 51 domestic banks, foreign bank subsidiaries and foreign bank branches operating in Canada and their 263,400 employees. The CBA advocates for effective public policies that contribute to a sound, successful banking system that benefits Canadians and Canada's economy. The Association also promotes financial literacy to help Canadians make informed financial decisions.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Bankers Association
    Andrew Addison
    416-362-6093, ext. 220
    Cell: 416-587-7733