Canadian Bankers Association

Canadian Bankers Association

March 07, 2012 12:24 ET

Nominations Are Now Open for Canadian Banks' Law Enforcement Award

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 7, 2012) - The Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) is honouring those who help fight financial crime by now accepting nominations for the 2012 Canadian Banks' Law Enforcement Award (CBLEA), which recognizes outstanding police work in combating crime against Canada's banks and their customers. This year's award will be presented at the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Sydney, Nova Scotia on August 22nd.

"The CBA works closely with police in helping prevent bank crimes, and protecting those who work in the financial industry. This includes protecting members of the public from fraud and robbery," said William J. Crate, Director, Security & Intelligence at the Canadian Bankers Association. "This Award allows the banking industry to recognize individual officers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty when investigating crimes against banks and their employees."

Nominations from banks and Canadian law enforcement agencies will be accepted until April 30, 2012.


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 are accepted by e-mail from CBA member banks and Canadian law enforcement agencies, e-mail your nomination to:

About the Canadian Bankers Association

The Canadian Bankers Association works on behalf of 53 domestic banks, foreign bank subsidiaries and foreign bank branches operating in Canada and their 267,000 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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