Awards & Recognition

    The CACP and its partners offer several opportunities to recognize and reward the accomplishments of select individuals and teams who have demonstrated initiative, innovation and exceptional service in the exercise of their duties; individuals who have made significant contributions to policing and public safety in Canada.

    For each award, you will find information about:

    • eligibility criteria
    • the selection criteria
    • the nomination process
    • the selection process
    • the timelines
    • past recipients (where applicable)

    Nominate deserving police leaders and front-line officers in your community as potential candidates to receive one of the following awards or medals, listed in chronological order based on the submission deadline:


    April 1 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Leadership Awards
    April 3 Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administratorrs (CCMTA) Police Partnership Award 
    April 15 CACP Award of Excellence for Combating Organized Crime
    April 15 CACP International Policing Award
    April 15 CACP National Police Award for Traffic Safety
    April 15  CACP Recognition Award
    April 15 CACP Road Safety Lifetime Achievement Award
    April 15 CACP/Axon Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award
    April 15 CACP/Motorola Solutions Award for Community Safety and Well-Being 
    April 15 CACP Policing Partnership Award
    April 21 Bank of Canada Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence
    July 1 Public Safety Canada’s Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award
    July 7 Rob Plunkett Law Enforcement Torch Run Award
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    August 1 Minister of Justice National Youth Justice Policing Award
    September 9 Canadian Banks’ Law Enforcement Awards
    September 29 Order of Merit of the Police Forces
    At any time Police Exemplary Service Medal
    At any time Governor General's Awards: