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Barry Kross

Deputy Chief Officer of Support 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). Barry held a wide variety of positions with the VPD developing experience in the areas of Human Resources, Training, Career Development, Operations, Emergency Response and Critical Incident Command.

Barry was instrumental in developing and rolling out the new  Community Policing Model.  This community focused model has optimized how Transit Police organize and deploy resources and has served to forge strong partnerships with jurisdictional police and community partners across the region. Barry also actively fosters a culture of integrity, professionalism, accountability, respect and teamwork via the Professional Standards Unit.

Barry is an avid supporter of Special Olympics BC (SOBC), is on the Law Enforcement Torch Run/SOBC Executive Council and is an annual participant of the run.

Transit Police Support Services includes Information Management, Recruiting & Training, Human Resources, Information Technology, Finance, and Facilities Management.

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Ed Eviston

Deputy Chief Officer of Operations

Deputy Chief Officer Ed Eviston commenced his policing career with the Vancouver Police Department in 1981.  Ed enjoyed a variety of constable assignments in the Operations and Operations Support Divisions as a Patrol Officer, School Liaison Officer and Emergency Response Team member.   Ed also enjoyed a wide variety of supervisory assignments in Patrol Operations, Youth Service Unit, Criminal Intelligence, Strike Force, General Investigations, Uniform Gang Task Force.  Management assignments as Duty Officer and District Commander preceded Ed’s arrival as Deputy Chief of Operations to Transit Police in 2012.

Ed leads the Operations Division in the provision of primary response and crime prevention policing.  Since joining Transit Police, Ed has been instrumental in establishing an intelligence guided, offender management approach to crime issues within the transit system.  In addition to Patrol Operations, Ed oversees Transit Police Client Services, Community Service Officers,  Crime Reduction Unit, Intelligence Unit, Operations Communication Centre and Dog Unit.

Ed is a founding member of the Vancouver Police Soccer and Service Club and remains actively involved in the youth focused programs sponsored by the club.