"A high performing Police Department starts with every employee determined to make a community safer."
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.