Mike Cumberworth

Deputy Chief Officer of Operations

Deputy Chief Mike Cumberworth joined the VPD in 1987.  He was a Patrol Constable, a Detective in the Gang Crime Unit and a Detective in the Homicide Unit.  In 2003, he was promoted to Sergeant and was a supervisor in Patrol, the Sex Crimes Unit and the Homicide Unit.  In 2007, he was promoted to Inspector and was assigned to the Special Investigation Section.  Mike was also a Duty Officer and he was the Officer in Charge of the Professional Standards Section, Organized Crime Section, General Investigation Section and the Centralized Operations Support Section.

In October 2016, Mike accepted a secondment position at Metro Vancouver Transit Police (MVTP) and he was assigned as the Inspector in Charge of Operations for Patrol East. Mike officially joined MVTP on January 1st, 2018 where he continued in his position until he was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief Officer on May 1st, 2018. He leads the Operations Division in the provision of primary response and crime prevention policing.  In addition to Patrol Operations, Deputy Chief Cumberworth oversees Stakeholder Relations and Community Policing, the General Investigation Unit, which includes the Intelligence position, the Operations Communication Centre and the Police Service Dog Program.

In 1985, Mike earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and then during his policing career, he completed numerous BCIT courses centred on Forensic Science as well as many in-service courses.  In 2009, he received a certificate from the Canadian Police College in recognition of his successful completion of the year-long Executive Development in Policing Program.  He is the recipient of a Chief Constable’s Unit Citation for his contribution to the VPD’s PRIME project, a Chief Constable’s Unit Citation for his work in the Gang Crime Unit and an Inspector’s Commendation for his performance in Patrol.

Barry Kross

Deputy Chief Officer of Administrative Services

Deputy Chief Officer Barry Kross is a veteran police officer who joined Transit Police in 2011, after serving 25 years with the Vancouver Police Department (VPD). Deputy Kross held a wide variety of positions with the VPD including leadership roles in Patrol Operations, Emergency Response Team, Human Resource Section, and as the 2010 Olympics Police Liaison/Gold Command. During his 25 years of service at VPD, he received numerous Chief Constable Awards as well as a Lieutenant Governor of BC  Award for Valour in 1990.

Deputy Kross was instrumental in developing and rolling out the Metro Vancouver Transit Police Community Policing Model, optimizing the organization and deployment of resources that have served to forge strong partnerships with jurisdictional police and community partners across the region. He was also instrumental in the creation of the Chiefs Community Council, which seeks to enhance safety and security for the transit community by providing a forum to promote dialogue and collaboration with community stakeholders. He has twice served as Transit Police Interim Chief Officer.

Deputy Kross is an avid supporter of Special Olympics BC (SOBC),and is on the Law Enforcement Torch Run/SOBC Executive Council. On January 15, 2018 , he was awarded the Police Exemplary Service Medal (30 years) and on June 5, 2018 was invested as a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces (M.O.M.) by the Governor General of Canada.

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