The West Vancouver Police Board has appointed John Lo to the position of Chief Constable of the West Vancouver Police Department.
Chief Lo 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.
Over the years, Chief Lo has successfully promoted through the ranks, and in October 2020, was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief Constable.
“I am honoured and humbled to take on this important role for the West Vancouver community,” said Chief Lo. “I look forward to building strong relationships with our diverse partners and stakeholders while supporting all of our staff during these times of rapid change.”
“On behalf of the Police Board, I am pleased to announce that John Lo is West Vancouver’s new Chief Constable,” said Mary-Ann Booth, Mayor and Chair of the West Vancouver Police Board. “With his years of service to West Vancouver, John already has the confidence of both the community and the organization. He is uniquely placed to serve our community well while advancing the department’s commitments to reconciliation, diversity and inclusion, and restorative justice.”
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.
Amongst his other priorities, Chief Lo will be leading the development of the West Vancouver Police Department’s 2022–2026 Strategic Plan.