Transit Police Swear in New Chief Officer

On Wednesday March 18, 2016, Doug Lepard was sworn in as Transit Police’s new Chief Officer at the Oath of Office ceremony. The ceremony was attended by numerous dignitaries including Assistant Deputy Minister and Director of Police Services Clayton Pecknold, members of the Transit Police Board and TransLink executive.

Doug LePard is a 35-year police veteran and leader from the Vancouver Police Department. Doug LePard brings to the Transit Police a wealth of policing experience, knowledge of Metro Vancouver and an intimate understanding of Transit Police through his time as member of the Transit Police Board. Find out more about Transit Police’s new Chief Officer.

“Like all progressive police agencies, the Transit Police is evolving, and we will continue to work towards the most effective and efficient model, in collaboration with TransLink and other stakeholders, to provide public safety for the “moving city” that is our public.” said Chief LePard.


Transit Police Name the Puppy Contest

Transit Police is pleased to announce that a name was selected for our new explosives detection dog.

The winning name for our newest recruit, a one year-old, female, chocolate lab is Kona. Kona means “Lady” in Hawaiian and is a popular dark brown Hawaiian coffee.

Over 640 contest submissions were received from Fort St. John to Sooke and everywhere in between.

Kiana Onyango, a Grade 7 student from Aberdeen Elementary School in Kamloops, B.C., was the contest winner. Kona and her handler Cst. Aaron Chan will be visiting Kiana’s school. Congratulations Kiana!