Three members of the Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) were recognized Tuesday for their work in an economic crime investigation.
The Bank of Canada presented Sgt. Dave Kozicki, Const. Mike Scanlan and Sgt. Lisa Nowosad with the 2016 Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence.
The SPS officers were able to quickly secure evidence, lay charges and obtain a successful conviction against an individual producing and passing counterfeit currency throughout Saskatoon.
“While not particularly large by national or international standards, this investigation of a local counterfeiting operation was worthy of merit since it involved exemplary police work,” said Richard Wall, chief of the bank’s currency department.
“Strong co-operation among police officers and an appreciation of the potential impact this type of crime has on victims emerged as the hallmarks of this successful investigation.”
This year’s recipients from SPS’s economic crime section were honoured at the annual Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) conference in Ottawa.
The award has been presented to criminal justice professionals and educators since 2004.