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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