David Fleugel – Chief Constable for the Port Moody Police Department

PFM Executive Search recently completed a national search for the new Police Chief for the City of Port Moody and the Police Board has announced the selection of David Fleugel as Chief Constable effective April 1, 2017.

Chief Fleugel has 25 years of experience with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), including extensive experience in patrol, property crimes, major crimes, drug enforcement, leadership, and strategic planning. He will be leaving his current role as Superintendent and Officer in Charge with Ridge Meadows RCMP where he leads 122 police officers and 45 civilian support staff who provide police services for the cities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

“On behalf of the Board, the City, and the community, I would like to welcome Chief Fleugel to the Port Moody Police Department,” said Mayor Mike Clay, chair of the Port Moody Police Board. “Chief Fleugel brings a tremendous amount of expertise and leadership experience to his new role as chief constable, and we look forward to working with him as he guides the department in their exceptional efforts to serve and protect our community.”

Before joining Ridge Meadows RCMP in 2011, Chief Fleugel acted as one of the first regional duty officers for the RCMP Lower Mainland District, and held the position of operations officer with Burnaby RCMP, the second largest RCMP detachment in Canada. He is committed to continuous learning and professional development. Chief Fleugel has a bachelor’s degree from Carleton University, as well as certificates in criminal justice from the University of Virginia and incident command system from the Justice Institute of British Columbia. He is also a proud graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Chief Fleugel succeeds Chief Constable Chris Rattenbury, who is retiring after more than 26 years with the Port Moody Police Department.

PFM Executive Search wishes Chief Fleugel great success with the Port Moody Police Department

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Vancouver’s New Police Chief – Adam Palmer

After an extensive and national search process, PFM Executive Search brought forward a diverse slate of qualified candidates for the role of Chief Constable with the Vancouver Police Department. After much deliberation the Vancouver Police Board announced that they had chosen a new chief constable to lead the Vancouver Police Department. He is 28-year veteran VPD Deputy Chief Adam Palmer.

“We are confident that Chief Constable Adam Palmer will continue the progress of his predecessor Chief Constable Jim Chu, striving to make Vancouver the safest major city in Canada and further enhancing the reputation of the VPD as an excellent police service.” said the Chair of the Vancouver Police Board Mayor Gregor Robertson.

Retiring Chief Constable Jim Chu says he is looking forward to a smooth transition.

“I am very pleased that we were able to choose a new chief internally and grateful to the eight members of the police board for their careful deliberations. I will work with the new chief with the goal of making the transition as smooth and soon as possible.”

A date for a formal change of command ceremony will be announced shortly.

Deputy Chief Adam Palmer was born and raised in the Vancouver area. Prior to joining the VPD, he studied business administration at Simon Fraser University and worked as a correctional officer. Deputy Palmer began his career with the VPD in 1987 and since that time has worked in a variety of operational, investigative and administrative areas.

He spent the first 13 years of his career working as a patrol officer in East Vancouver. He has also worked in the Jail, the Crowd Control Unit, the Gang Crime Unit, the Organized Crime Agency of British Columbia, Police/Crown Liaison and the Planning, Research and Audit Section.

As a sergeant, he was extensively involved in the development of the VPD’s Strategic Plan and managed a long-term review of policing operations at the VPD. The Operational Review project examined topical policing issues including the use of overtime, the civilianization of sworn positions, shared services with the City of Vancouver, and the deployment of patrol, investigative and administrative police resources. The Operational Review resulted in improved departmental business practices and the addition of 194 police officers and 95 civilian staff positions between 2005 and 2007. This research attracted interest from across North America and abroad. Deputy Palmer has been invited to speak to other police agencies and international police conferences on the methodology and findings of this project.

As an inspector, he was the officer in charge of Patrol District 2 which included the Downtown Eastside, Chinatown, Gastown, Strathcona, Grandview-Woodlands and Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhoods. He was also responsible for port and marine policing for the City of Vancouver, the largest port in Canada. During the 2010 Winter Olympics – Deputy Palmer was seconded to the Integrated Security Unit as the Venue Commander for the Pacific Coliseum where he oversaw the security for the figure skating and short track speed skating events.

Upon promotion to Deputy Chief in 2010 he was assigned to the Support Services Division where he was responsible for Planning, Research and Audit, Professional Standards, Human Resources, Training, Recruiting, the Jail, Information Management, Information Technology, Communications, Fleet, Facilities, and Finance. He is currently assigned to the Investigation Division where he is responsible for all investigative areas of the VPD including Major Crime, Special Investigations, Organized Crime, General Investigations, Forensic Services, Tactical Support and Youth Services.

Deputy Palmer has completed numerous policing and professional development courses throughout his career. He holds a B.A. (Hons) and has completed two executive leadership programs with the FBI: Leadership in Counter Terrorism and the National Executive Institute. Deputy Palmer sits on the Metro Vancouver Transit Police Board and the Criminology Advisory Committee for Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He is the recipient of nine VPD commendations and is a former Police Officer of the Year. He has been invested as a Member of the Order of Merit for the Police Forces by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada.

Delta Selects Neil Dubord as New Chief Constable

PFM Executive Search was pleased to work with the Delta Police Department in the recruitment of its new Police Chief.  This is the first time in 22-years the Delta Police Department has gone outside the organization for a Chief Constable and our firm was retained to conduct a national search to bring forward a diverse slate of qualified candidates.

In the end, the Delta Police Board selected Neil Dubord as its new Chief Constable. Lois Jackson, Mayor of Delta and Chair of the Delta Police Board noted in her announcement that: “after an intensive search, Neil Dubord has been selected as Delta’s new Chief Constable. He assumes the position vacated by former Chief Constable Jim Cessford who retired earlier this year after 22 years of service.”

“We looked for a Chief who is a strong leader with a proven track record in policing, a critical thinker and more importantly a person who believes in community policing and our “no call too small” mandate. Mr. Dubord has all those qualities and a solid career behind him,” said the Mayor. “We welcome him to our community, and we are confident he will be an excellent fit for our organization and will continue to make Delta one of the safest communities in the lower mainland.”

Neil brings more than 28 years of police experience to Delta. Prior to his last three years as the Chief of Transit Police, he spent 25 years with the Edmonton Police Service. Serving as Deputy Chief of Edmonton’s Community Policing Bureau and taking leadership roles in a wide variety of initiatives, from neighbourhood empowerment through community action teams to services integration and aboriginal awareness programs for officers on the force, Neil has distinguished himself in front-line policing, tactical and strategic development, critical incident command and as a manager, with numerous local and national awards and citations.

Chief Dubord holds a Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University and a PhD in Business Management from Arizona’s Northcentral University. His police experience has been enhanced with studies at the Canadian Police College in Ottawa, the University of Virginia in Washington, DC and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation at Quantico, Virginia.

PFM Executive Search has gained extensive experience working with a wide variety of law enforcement agencies over the years.  Our firm has become the preeminent search company that Police Boards turn to when they wish to conduct an open, fair and transparent search process.