Canadian Bankers Association

Canadian Bankers Association

October 20, 2014 10:28 ET

Nominations Are Now Being Accepted for Canadian Banks' Law Enforcement Award

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 20, 2014) - The Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Canadian Banks' Law Enforcement Award (CBLEA). Winning officers are recognized for outstanding police work in fighting financial crime and protecting bank customers and employees in Canada. This year's award will be presented at the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Conference gala awards dinner in Québec City, Québec on August 18, 2015.

"This award is an important opportunity to honour the bravery and investigative excellence that police officers across the country demonstrate in the fight against financial crime," said William J. Crate, Director, Security & Intelligence at the Canadian Bankers Association, "In today's world financial crimes, like fraud and bank robbery, are complex and evolving. Banks in Canada trust in their close working relationships with law enforcement agencies to tackle financial crime. Keeping customers and employees safe and secure is of utmost importance."

Nominations from banks and Canadian law enforcement agencies will be accepted by the CBA until February 27, 2015.


All active (at the time of the incident) law enforcement officers considered to have exhibited outstanding bravery, detective ability or other noteworthy achievements in investigations 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 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

Nominations from CBA member banks and Canadian law enforcement agencies should be submitted through electronic form or by e-mail to:

About the Canadian Banks' Law Enforcement Award

Since its creation in 1972, 230 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's banks. For additional information about the CBLEA, please visit

About the Canadian Bankers Association

The Canadian Bankers Association works on behalf of 60 domestic banks, foreign bank subsidiaries and foreign bank branches operating in Canada and their 280,000 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 and works with banks and law enforcement to help protect customers against financial crime and promote fraud awareness.

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Contact Information

  • Kate Payne
    Media Relations Specialist
    Canadian Bankers Association
    (416) 362-6093, ext. 219
    Cell: (416) 587-7733