Leadership

Position
Chief Constable

John Lo

Biography

Chief Lo was raised on the North Shore and has been a member of the West Vancouver Police since 1995 when he was hired as a Reserve Constable. In 1996, he was hired as a Patrol Constable and has since worked in Patrol, Surveillance, Records, Major Crime Investigations, the Vancouver Police Homicide Team, Professional Standards, Operations, and Administration.  

He was promoted to Chief Constable on March 1, 2021.

Chief Lo holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Simon Fraser University, a certificate in Management Essentials from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business, and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management through Royal Roads University.

Chief Lo will be leading the development of the West Vancouver Police Department’s 2022–2026 Strategic Plan.
 

Position
Deputy Chief Constable

Tom Wolff von Gudenberg

Biography

Deputy Chief Constable Tom Wolff von Gudenberg joined the West Vancouver Police Department as a Police Constable in 2002. Over the course of his career, he has worked in Patrol, Surveillance, Major Crime Investigations, Vancouver Police Homicide Team, Operational Support, and as the Officer in Charge of Operations. He was promoted to Deputy Chief Constable on April 1, 2021.

Tom moved to West Vancouver in 1986 and is a graduate of Sentinel High School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from UBC and a Juris Doctor, also from UBC.

He lives in West Vancouver with his wife and two sons.

Position
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
Inspector

Duncan Scurrah

Biography

Duncan began his career with WVPD in 1993 as a patrol constable and was part of WVPD's first bike patrol team.

Duncan relocated from Winnipeg to the North Shore which he has called home for the past 28 years. He has been an active community member coaching his two sons’ hockey, lacrosse, and Inline hockey teams over the years. He and his wife, Cinzia, enjoy the outdoors and everything that the North Shore has to offer.

Throughout his career he has had the opportunity to undertake secondments with other integrated teams, such as Coordinated Law Enforcement unit and Organized Crime Unit.

During his time as the departmental Intelligence Coordinator, he advocated for standardizing the training for source handling throughout the province. He has experience supervising at various levels including Patrol, Support Services and Major Investigations and has acted as the department's Professional Standards officer. His most recent assignment was supervising the Corporate Support Section which is responsible for Records, Policy and Procedures, PRIME and Exhibits.

Duncan has been the awarded the Exemplary Services Medal.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminology from the University of Manitoba, a Certificate in Management from the Sauder School of Business and is a Lean Green Belt practitioner.

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.