CACP Award of Excellence for Combating Organized Crime

    This award is intended to recognize and reward the contributions of individuals and/or teams who have exhibited excellence, innovation and initiative to detect, disrupt, and dismantle criminal organizations.


    • Individual members and teams from Canadian police services, as well as federal, provincial and/or municipal regulatory and law enforcement agencies are eligible to be nominated and receive this award.
    • The nomination must be endorsed by the chief of the police service or the senior executive-in-charge of the individual(s) being nominated.


    • The investigation/initiative must have impacted the operational capacity of a recognized criminal organization/group that has been identified as an enforcement priority by the Canadian Integrated Response to Organized Crime Committee or Criminal Intelligence Service Canada.
    • Recipient(s) will be selected based on the overall impact of the investigation/initiative on the quality of life in the jurisdiction(s) affected by the illicit activities of the criminal organization/group investigated.
    • Consideration will also be given to the following:
      • engagement of regulatory and community partners
      • use of public awareness initiatives/campaigns to inform the public
      • statistical data and community feedback
      • the dedication, initiative and innovation utilized to realize the objectives of the investigation/initiative


    • Complete the Nomination Form in full, including the signature of the chief of police or the senior executive-in-charge of the individual(s) being nominated.
    • It is optional to prepare and submit a backgrounder document (maximum of 2 pages) to support your nomination. This backgrounder will be complementary to the Nomination Form.
    • Submit the completed Nomination Form and backgrounder (if applicable) to the CACP National Office by email at cacp@cacp.ca.


    • The CACP National Office will submit the nominations received to the Evaluation Committee, appointed by the CACP Organized Crime Committee.
    • The Evaluation Committee will review the nominations and, after giving consideration to the objective, eligibility criteria and selection criteria for the award, put forward a recommendation to the Organized Crime Committee.
    • Upon approval of the CACP Organized Crime Committee, the winning nominee(s)’ chief of police or senior executive-in-charge will be contacted, and an invitation will be sent to the winning nominee(s) with details about the award ceremony.
    • The award will be announced/presented at the CACP Annual Conference.


    • April 15th: Deadline to submit nominations
    • May 15th:  Deadline for the Selection Committee to submit a recommendation to the CACP Organized Crime Committee
    • May 31st: Deadline for the Organized Crime Committee to approve the recommendation
    • June: The winning nominee(s) is/are notified.
    • August: The winner(s) will be announced/honoured at the CACP Annual Conference.

    Additional Resources

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