Awards & Recognition

    The CACP strives to provide as much information as possible to its members and communities. Awards and Medals are an important aspect of the policing industry honouring and awarding those who Go above and Beyond or demonstrate innovation. In this section We aim to provide current information on these various awards and medals.

    The Wearing of Orders, decorations and medals

    Order of Merit of the Police Forces

    The Order of Merit of the Police Forces is a fellowship of honour based on the highest qualities of citizenship, service to Canada, to the police community and to humanity at large.

    Police Exemplary Service Medal

    The Police Exemplary Service Medal, created on August 12, 1983, recognizes police officers who have served in an exemplary manner, characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency. 

    Bank of Canada Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeiting Deterrence

    The Bank of Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), has established a law enforcement award of excellence for counterfeit deterrence. This award recognizes the efforts of Canadian law enforcement personnel for their dedication to excellence and initiative in the field of bank note counterfeiting deterrence, prevention, and enforcement. The award is presented during the CACP’s annual conference.

    Canadian Banks' Law Enforcement Award

    Every year the Canadian Banks' Law Enforcement Award recognizes outstanding police performance in fighting crime against Canadian banks. Recipients of this prestigious award have gone above and beyond the call of duty while preventing and investigating crimes against Canada's financial institutions.

    Since 1972, the Canadian Bankers Association has honoured 230 Canadian police officers. The Award is presented annually at a formal ceremony at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.