Mar 2, 2021

John Lo – Chief Constable – West Vancouver Police Department

By PFM Search

PFM Executive Search is delighted to announce the selection of John Lo as West Vancouver’s new Chief Constable, effective March 1st, 2021. He assumes the position from retiring Chief Constable Len Goerke who has provided WVPD with 7 years of leadership.

John brings over two decades of police experience to his role as Chief Constable and is the first internal promotion to the top role, in 17 years. Having spent his career serving the community of West Vancouver, John also brings experience with the Vancouver Police Department, having spent a secondment in their homicide section. Having taken on progressive leadership roles within the WVPD, including his most recent appointment to Deputy Chief, John brings experience within professional standards, operations and patrol.  He has strived to ensure community engagement, Indigenous relations and equity diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of WVPD’s mandate. John’s measured and intuitive approach has helped him build meaningful relationships both within the WVPD and externally, with the community and partner groups.

Chief Lo holds Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Simon Fraser University and is working to obtain his Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management from Royal Roads University. From a volunteer perspective, Chief Lo is a Coach with Coastal FC Soccer.

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