Mike Cumberworth

Deputy Chief Officer of Administrative Services

Deputy Chief Mike Cumberworth joined the Vancouver Police Department 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.

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.

Anita Furlan

Deputy Chief Officer of Operations

Deputy Anita Furlan joined the RCMP in 1997 where she held a variety of positions, including being part of the Border Integrity Team, the Integrated Gang Task Force, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) – Organized Crime section, and the provincial Major Crime Section. In 2016, Anita was commissioned to the Inspector rank where she oversaw the Real Time Intelligence Centre-BC, and in 2018 to the rank of Superintendent as the RCMP Division Intelligence Officer.

Anita holds a Bachelor in General Studies (Applied Studies) with Distinction from Athabasca University. She is currently completing a Certificate in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion from the University of British Columbia.

In 2012, Anita received an Officer’s Certificate of Appreciation for her participation in the “It Gets Better Video” aimed at 2SLGBTQ+ youth. Anita is a strong proponent of increasing the number of women in policing, specifically in the Executive ranks and has been on the Advisory Committee for BC Women In Law Enforcement (BCWLE) since its inception in 2019. She is also a member of Out on Patrol and is a proud member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Anita leads the Operations Division in the provision of primary response and crime prevention policing. In addition to Patrol Operations, she oversees Stakeholder Relations and Community Policing, the General Investigation Unit, the Intelligence Unit, the Operations Communication Centre and the Explosive Detection Dog Unit.

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