Police Board Announces Chief's Resignation
Monday, February 23, 2009
West Vancouver, BC - On behalf of the West Vancouver Police Board, Chair Pamela Goldsmith-Jones announced today that Kash Heed has resigned as Chief Constable.
On behalf of the Board, Mayor Goldsmith-Jones wishes to thank Chief Heed for his leadership in creating a far-reaching strategic plan for the Department and implementing improved accountability and career development for its officers and staff.
Mayor Goldsmith-Jones also announced that Inspector Jim Almas, 28-year veteran of the West Vancouver Police Department, will serve as Acting Chief. Inspector Almas is well known to the community and has a record of collaboration and inclusion that will serve the executive team and police and civilian members of the Department well. "Jim is committed to our strategic plan and ensuring we police West Vancouver to the highest standards," said Goldsmith-Jones.
"It has been an honour to serve the people of West Vancouver as Chief Constable," said Kash Heed. "I leave a Department that is in good shape and well positioned to achieve its goal of making West Vancouver the safest community in Canada."
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Media requests for the Police Board Chair may be directed to:
Pascal Cuk, Executive Assistant to Mayor Goldsmith-Jones