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Delta Selects New Chief Constable

Apr 28, 2015

As Chair of the Delta Police Board, Mayor Lois E. Jackson is announcing that after an intensive search,
Neil Dubord has been selected as Delta’s new Chief Constable. He assumes the position vacated by former Chief Constable Jim Cessford who retired earlier this year after 22 years of service.

“We looked for a Chief who is a strong leader with a proven track record in policing, a critical thinker and more importantly a person who believes in community policing and our “no call too small” mandate. Mr. Dubord has all those qualities and a solid career behind him,” said Mayor Lois E. Jackson, Chair of the Police Board. “We welcome him to our community, and we are confident he will be an excellent fit for our organization and will continue to make Delta one of the safest communities in the lower mainland.”

Neil brings more than 28 years of police experience to Delta. Prior to his last three years as the Chief of Transit Police, he spent 25 years with the Edmonton Police Service. Serving as Deputy Chief of Edmonton’s Community Policing Bureau and taking leadership roles in a wide variety of initiatives, from neighbourhood empowerment through community action teams to services integration and aboriginal awareness programs for officers on the force, Neil has distinguished himself in front-line policing, tactical and strategic development, critical incident command and as a manager, with numerous local and national awards and citations.

Chief Dubord holds a Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University and a Ph.D in Business Management from Arizona’s Northcentral University. His police experience has been enhanced with studies at the Canadian Police College in Ottawa, the University of Virginia in Washington, DC and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation at Quantico, Virginia.

A transitional plan is currently being finalized.