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Leadership

Position
Chief Constable

Len Goerke

Biography

Chief Constable Len Goerke joined the West Vancouver Police Department in August of 2014 after a 27-year career with the Abbotsford Police Department leaving as Deputy Chief Constable.

Chief Constable Goerke is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, a past President of the BC Association of Chiefs of Police and a member of the Justice Institute of BC Board of Governors. From 2015 to 2019, he served on the Board of Governors of the University of the Fraser Valley.

Chief Constable Goerke completed the Executive Development Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Fraser Valley, as well as a Master of Arts degree from Royal Roads University.

Raised in the Lower Mainland, Chief Constable Goerke has lived in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley for most of his life. He is a Rotarian and active volunteer in his community currently volunteering on the Board of Directors for the Restorative Justice Association of BC, as well as the Klahanee Park Housing Society, and the Capilano Senior Citizens Housing Society.

Chief Constable Goerke is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and is a Member of the Order of Merit of Police Forces.

Position
Deputy Chief Constable

Shane Barber

Biography

Deputy Chief Constable Shane Barber began his career with the West Vancouver Police in 1987 as a Patrol Constable.

In the years since, Deputy Chief Barber has served in virtually every area of the WVPD, including Patrol, Traffic, Planning and Research, Training and Recruiting and Criminal Investigations.

He was promoted to Corporal in 1998, Sergeant in 2002, Staff Sergeant in 2008 and to the rank of Inspector in 2013 when he was assigned as the Officer In Charge of the Operations Division.

Deputy Chief Barber is primarily responsible for leading the department's operations and the implementation of the new WVPD Strategic Plan in areas that address operations performance or improvement.

Deputy Chief Barber holds a diploma in Criminal Justice from the University of the Fraser Valley, a Master of Arts degree from Royal Roads University and a Certificate in Strategic Leadership from the Sauder School of Business at UBC.

Deputy Chief Barber is the recipient of two Chief Constable's Commendations, the Police Exemplary Long Service Medal from the Governor-General of Canada, and the Lieutenant-Governor's Award for Valour.

Position
Investigations & Intelligence Division

Inspector Scott Findlay

Biography

Inspector Scott Findlay is currently the Officer in Charge of the Investigations & Intelligence Division that deals with all major crime in West Vancouver. Prior to this, Inspector Findlay was the OIC of the Operations Division from 2015-2017, and was responsible for managing all Patrol and Support resources.   

Scott grew up in West Vancouver and attended both Sentinel Secondary and West Vancouver Secondary.  Scott knows the community well and is proud of the personal relationships he has with many West Vancouver residents.

Scott attended college in Washington State on a football scholarship before transferring to the University of British Columbia to play varsity football for the Thunderbirds.  Scott routinely asserts the benefits of being a student athlete and is aware of how well it prepared him for a policing career.  After graduating from UBC he was hired by the West Vancouver Police Board in 1993 and subsequently graduated from the Justice Institute of British Columbia the following year.  He has fond memories of Class 57 and his classmates!

Throughout his career Scott has served in many sections, teams, and units.  He has successfully executed leadership positions in the Patrol Section, Major Crimes, Surveillance Team, Community Services Team, Training & Recruiting, Administration & Human Resources, and the Operations Support Section.  Scott has also served as media liaison officer, critical incident police negotiator, and was appointed to the Deputy Venue Commander at Cypress Mountain during the 2010 Olympics.  Through good times and challenging times, Scott has always recognized how vibrant and beautiful West Vancouver is, and how important effective, honourable  policing is to maintain such a wonderful community for its families and friends.

Scott is a Level 1 Police Incident Commander, a recipient of a Chief Commendation for exemplary conduct affecting youth and families, and holds the designation of Commissioned Officer.  In addition to holding a BA from UBC, Scott has completed a certificate in Advanced Leadership from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business.  Scott is married with three wonderful kids.  He is committed to making West Vancouver safe today and safer tomorrow.
 

Position
Operations Division

Inspector John Lo

Biography

Inspector John Lo was born and raised on the North Shore and was first hired in 1995 as a Reserve Constable with the WVPD.

In 1996 He was hired as a Patrol Constable and has since served on Patrol, the Surveillance Team, Records, Major Crime Investigations, the Vancouver Police Homicide Team, Professional Standards and Operations Support.  

He was promoted to Corporal in 2003, Sergeant in 2011, Staff Sergeant in 2016 and Inspector in 2018. He is currently assigned to the Operations Division.

Inspector Lo holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, major in Psychology from Simon Fraser University, a certificate in Management Essentials from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business, and has received two Chief Constable’s Commendations during his career.

Position
Director of Human Resources

Leanne Nagy

Biography

Leanne Nagy, CPHR, joined the West Vancouver Police Department in September of 2015.

The HR Director is responsible for the overall strategic planning and direction of all internal human resource functions including recruitment, compensation & benefits, organizational & performance development, health & wellness, employee & labour relations, health & safety, legislative compliance and HR related information systems.

Leanne brings to the Department over 20 years of comprehensive human resource generalist experience in both the private and public sectors, including 10 years with the Abbotsford Police Department.

Leanne obtained her designation as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources in 2010, holds an Associated Certificate in Leadership & Conflict Resolution from the Justice Institute of BC and is a member of the BC/Yukon Human Resources Professional Association. 

 

Position
Director of Finance & Corporate Resources

Tracy Germaine

Biography

Tracy Germaine, CPA, CA, joined the West Vancouver Police Department in March of 2016. As a key member of the WVPD executive team, the Director of Finance & Corporate Services is responsible for finance and information technology services, including financial planning, budgeting, risk, facility and asset management and planning, and reporting to the WVPD Police Board.

Tracy has over 20 years of post-designation experience including executive leadership, finance and reporting, internal audit and senior management of police support services, including five years with responsibility for management of police support services for the North Vancouver RCMP. Tracy has lived on the North Shore for over 10 years.