Bravery Award Policy

By-Law Number
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Legislative History: Adopted June 13, 2017 (By-law No. CPOL.-15-211); Amended July 24, 2018 (By-law No. CPOL.-15(a)-388)

Last Review Date: July 25, 2023

Service Area Lead: City Clerk

1. Policy Statement

1.1 This policy establishes a City Council award for the recognition of an act of bravery which exhibited courage.

2. Definitions

For the purposes of this policy,

2.1 Bravery – shall mean “courage, valour, heroism, fearlessness, daring”.

2.2 Courage  shall mean the quality of meeting danger or opposition with fearlessness; dealing with anything recognized as dangerous, difficult or painful, instead of withdrawing from it.

3. Applicability

3.1 This policy applies to all residents of the City of London, and may be awarded posthumously.

4. The Policy

4.1 The Chief of Police and/or the Fire Chief and/or any other public official having knowledge of a situation that warrants recommendation that a Bravery Award be issued, given the facts and circumstances surrounding an act of bravery which demonstrated courage, shall be reported to the appropriate Standing Committee of Council.

4.2 Upon approval of the granting of a Bravery Award by City Council, the recipient of the Bravery Award, or their representative, shall be invited to a future meeting of City Council for presentation of the Award by the Mayor, on behalf of the Municipal Council.

4.3 The Bravery Award shall take the form of an appropriately worded certificate.

Last modified:Tuesday, April 09, 2024