Earlier this week, Cobourg Police Chief Kai Liu attended the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in Montreal. At the conference, the Cobourg Police Service was the proud recipient of the 2017 Canadian Bankers Association’s Group Award for its investigative involvement in the Bayfield Bank Robbery Case.
The Bayfield case involved joint investigations by Cobourg Police Service and four other law enforcement agencies leading to the capture of 40-year-old Zak Bayfield who had committed seven bank robberies in Southern Ontario. Bayfield confessed to the robberies and admitted to having planned more.
Cobourg Detective Constable Amy Sharp was a winner of the Group Award.
Since its creation in 1972, 259 officers from across Canada have been honoured with the Canadian Banks’ Law Enforcement Award for their outstanding bravery, dedication and other noteworthy achievements in combating crimes against Canada’s banks.