Awards

Rookie of the yearNEW: Rookie of the Year Award!

For years Blue Line ran an annual Police Leadership Award. This year, we’re changing things up! We’re making it more specific thanks to your feedback! And so, we present you with our brand-new Rookie of the Year Award!

This award still 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 highlight promising new officers who are effectively paving the way for the policing of today and tomorrow, and making positive waves among their peers, agencies, communities and beyond.

Eligibility

This award is open to active Canadian police officers who have been serving for 3 years or less and are below the rank of senior officer. They must have demonstrated exemplary leadership and commitment to service through deeds, resulting in a measurable benefit to their peers, their service and the 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. 17, 2020 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 Rookie of the Year 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 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD NOMINATION FORM
  • Synopsis and description: One-two typewritten pages (not to exceed two pages) 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. 17, 2020 deadline to be considered.
Any application not fulfilling these requirements will be disqualified.

Applications must be received Jan. 17, 2020 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 or Rookie of the Year Award for any given year.

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

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 Rookie of the Year Award will be honoured during Blue Line Expo.
 


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Lifetime in Law Enforcement Achievement Award

The 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 traditional 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. 17, 2020, 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 and description: One-two typewritten pages (not to exceed two pages) 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. 17, 2020 deadline to be considered.

Any application not fulfilling these requirements will be disqualified.

Applications must be received by Jan. 17, 2020, 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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