CBLEA awards nominations now open
By Canadian Security
The Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Canadian Banks’ Law Enforcement Award (CBLEA), which recognizes outstanding police work in fighting financial crime against Canada’s banks and their customers.
By Canadian Security
This year’s awards will be presented at the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Victoria, British Columbia on August 26, 2014.
Jointly sponsored by the Canadian Bankers Association and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), the CBLEA program was launched in 1972 to recognize meritorious police action by individual officers in combatting bank-related crime. The CBLEA program has honoured 226 officers to date.
“It is always a great pleasure to present this award as it allows us to recognize officers who have shown extraordinary courage and ingenuity when investigating financial crimes,” said William J. Crate, Director, Security & Intelligence at the Canadian Bankers Association. “The banking industry works closely with police services across the country to help ensure banks in Canada, and their customers and employees, are safe and secure.”
Nominations from banks and Canadian law enforcement agencies will be accepted by the CBA until April 30, 2014.
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 banks in Canada 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 www.cba.ca/award.