Jan 21, 2016

Doug LePard – Chief Officer for Transit Police

By PFM Search

PFM Executive Search congratulates Doug LePard on his appointment as the new Chief Officer of the Metro Vancouver Transit Police which brings to a conclusion the national search conducted by PFM.

35-year police veteran and senior policing leader Doug LePard will depart as Deputy Chief from the Vancouver Police Department after an exemplary career.  He brings to the Transit Police a wealth of policing experience, knowledge of Metro Vancouver and an intimate understanding of Transit Police through his time earlier in his career as a member of the Transit Police Board.

PFM Executive Search worked closely with the Board of the Transit Police to create an open, fair and transparent search process and Mark Reder, Chair of the Transit Police said “We are confident that Chief Officer LePard will build on the progress Transit Police have achieved in maintaining a safe and secure transit system. In Doug, we have a leader who can run a first class police service and pave the way for new opportunities to ensure that Transit Police demonstrate excellence and the highest level of conduct and performance”.

Doug LePard is delighted to be taking on his role as Chief.   “I am proud of my 35-year career in the VPD, where I leave many valued friends and colleagues…and I feel extremely privileged to have been selected as the new Chief Officer of the Transit Police, and to continue the superb work done by former Chief Officer Dubord and Acting Chief Kross. I am excited about this opportunity to bring all that I have learned about leadership in policing to a young and evolving police agency, and together with Translink provide safety to all those who use the transit system.”

Doug LePard has been a member of the Vancouver Police Department since 1981. He most recently commanded the Investigation Division, where he has worked at four different ranks in multiple assignments, including working in an undercover unit, and as a serious crimes detective and sergeant in several areas. He previously commanded the Operations Division for several years. He holds a B.A. in Criminology from Simon Fraser University and certificates from Queen’s University and Harvard.

 PFM Executive Search has extensive experience in recruiting leaders in law enforcement for the roles of Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs amongst a wide variety of police services.  Our firm is seen as a preeminent executive search firm in Canada working with Police Boards.