Port Moody police chief announces resignation

Port Moody Police chief Brad Parker - TRI-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO
Port Moody Police chief Brad Parker
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Port Moody Police chief Brad Parker has announced he will resign his position effective June 1.

"It has been an honour to service the citizens of Port Moody since 2007 as your chief constable," he said in a letter to officers and staff. "I am confident that our team [the PMPD] is in the optimum position to transform and grow at this time. I would like to thank the citizens of Port Moody for their support and wish them all the very best."

Parker has more than 30 years of policing experience, serving in both city forces and the RCMP.

He first joined the department in 2007, when he took over as deputy chief constable, before being promoted to chief constable in January 2008.

Before taking his position in Port Moody, Parker started his career in as an RCMP officer in Alberta, working as a general duties officer on the Stoney Indian Reserve.

He moved to the Lower Mainland in 1986, getting a job with the Vancouver Police Department, working patrol, training and on the Hell's Angels Task Force. After a decade with the VPD he was promoted to sergeant.

Two years after his promotion he took over as an inspector with the VPD's Organized Crime Agency as an inspector in charge of the Asian Organized Crime Section.

Between 2004 and 2007 he served as Superintendent of Criminal Operations with the Delta Police Department, before taking a job in Port Moody.

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