Awards

Blue Line Leadership Award

BL Police Leadership Award LOGOThe Blue Line Leadership Award recognizes and encourages a standard of excellence that exemplifies “Leadership as an Activity not a Position,” and pride in service to the public. Its goal is to increase effectiveness, influence, and quality of police situational leadership from both an organizational and community perspective.

Eligibility
The Blue Line Police Leadership Award is open to active Canadian police officers below the rank of senior officer who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and commitment to service through deeds resulting in a measurable benefit to their peers, service and community.

*Note: the senior officer rank includes personnel who have obtained senior officer status, normally at the rank of lieutenant or higher, such as chiefs, deputy chiefs, staff superintendents, superintendents, staff inspectors, inspectors, lieutenants and other equivalent ranks.

Nominations
Blue Line Magazine solicits nominations annually for consideration. Each candidate must be nominated by two senior or commanding officers participating in the nomination and endorsed by the agency head. Nomination packages must be received by Jan. 18, 2019 and can be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To be considered for the Blue Line Magazine Police Leadership Award, submissions must meet the following:
  • Application Form: Completed and signed by the two senior or commanding officers and the agency chief, commissioner, or deputy commissioner participating in the nomination.
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  • Synopsis: One typewritten page (not to exceed 300 words) summarizing the nominee's demonstrated exemplary leadership and commitment to their peers, service and community.
  • Detailed Description: This section is not to exceed 8 single spaced pages and must detail the nominee's measurable and exemplary leadership contribution to their peers, service and community.
  • Supporting Materials: Any newspaper clippings, magazine and trade articles or any other material in support of the nominee's application may also be submitted. Items that are not transmittable via electronic means must be received by the Jan. 18, 2019 deadline to be considered.
Any application not fulfilling these requirements will be disqualified.

Applications must be received Jan. 18, 2019 and can be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The panel members and Blue Line Magazine reserves the right to veto any nomination that does not subscribe to, or demonstrate the stated mission, or meet the eligibility requirements. The panel members and Blue Line Magazine reserves the right to, if necessary, not bestow the Leadership Award for any given year.

Final decision will be made by group consensus or majority vote.

All applications will remain in consideration for a period of two years after the initial submission unless withdrawn

Judging
An independent panel of up to 6 current and former police practitioners will review the submissions and declare a recipient for each calendar year. The panel members will be selected by Blue Line Magazine in consultation with current and former police practitioners and will reflect the diversity of Canadian policing.

Presentation
The winner of the Leadership Award will be honoured during Blue Line Expo.
 


Lifetime in Law Enforcement Achievement Award

BL Lifetime in Law Enforcement logoThe Lifetime in Law Enforcement Achievement Award seeks to recognize a leader in law enforcement who has made a difference in their communities through exceptional dedication and compassion.

Eligibility

Like the Police Leadership Award, it is open to all Canadian law enforcement officers who are below the rank of senior official, but it specifically targets those working for organizations that are not police agencies (such as Canada Border Services Agency, Correctional Service of Canada, etc.) and who have over 15 years of experience.

*Note: the senior officer rank includes personnel who have obtained senior officer status, normally at the rank of lieutenant or higher, such as chiefs, deputy chiefs, staff superintendents, superintendents, staff inspectors, inspectors, lieutenants and other equivalent ranks.

Nominations

Blue Line solicits nominations annually for consideration. Each candidate must be nominated by two senior or commanding officers participating in the nomination and endorsed by the agency head. Nomination packages must be received by Jan. 18, 2019, and can be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To be considered for the Blue Line Lifetime in Law Enforcement Achievement Award, submissions must meet the following:

• Application Form: Completed and signed by the two senior or commanding officers and the agency chief, commissioner, or deputy commissioner participating in the nomination.

DOWNLOAD LIFETIME IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARD NOMINATION FORM

• Synopsis: One typewritten page (not to exceed 1,000 words) summarizing the nominee’s demonstrated exemplary leadership and commitment to their peers, service and community.

• Supporting Materials: Any newspaper clippings, magazine and trade articles or any other material in support of the nominee's application may also be submitted. Items that are not transmittable via electronic means must be received by the Jan. 18, 2019 deadline to be considered.

Any application not fulfilling these requirements will be disqualified.

Applications must be received by Jan. 18, 2019, and can be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Blue Line the right to veto any nomination that does not subscribe to, or demonstrate the stated mission, or meet the eligibility requirements. Blue Line reserves the right to, if necessary, not bestow the Lifetime in Law Enforcement Achievement Award for any given year.

Final decision will be made by Blue Line staff.

Presentation

The winner of the Lifetime in Law Enforcement Award will be honoured during Blue Line Expo.
 
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