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Office of the Chief Constable

The mission of the New Westminster Police Department is to work with the community to establish a safer environment by reducing crime, violence and fear. The department has three major divisions; general patrol, criminal investigation, and administrative and technical services. Community involvement, crime prevention and quality service are some of the key strategies which the department has implemented to help it achieve its vision of making New Westminster’s streets the safest in the Lower Mainland.

Senior Management Team

Acting Chief Constable Dave Jansen

A/Chief Constable Dave Jansen began his policing career with the New Westminster Police Department in 1990. During his career he has worked in a number of positions, including patrol, the Operational Support Unit, the Major Crime Unit as well as a secondment to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) as a team leader.

A/Chief Jansen has an Advanced Executive Certificate in General Management from Queens University. A/Chief Jansen is an accredited Team Commander and has also received his certification as a Gold Commander from the College of Policing in the United Kingdom.

A/Chief Jansen has been the recipient of three Senior Officers Commendations and an OIC Commendation from the RCMP.

During his time as an Inspector, A/Chief Jansen spent time overseeing all three divisions the latest being the Administration Division

A/Chief Jansen was first promoted to Sergeant in 2003, to Staff-Sergeant in 2006, to Inspector in 2011, and to Deputy Chief in 2015.

On April 1st, 2019, Dave Jansen took on the role of Acting Chief Constable.

Inspector Paul Hyland

PaulInspector Paul Hyland joined the New Westminster Police Department in November of 1995. After graduating from the JIBC Police Academy in 1996, he worked in a variety of positions as a constable, including uniform patrol, the Street Crime Unit, the Emergency Response Team and the Major Crime Unit.

Inspector Hyland was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2007, where he worked as both a patrol and Major Crime Unit supervisor. Promoted to Staff-Sergeant in 2008, he continued working in the Major Crime Unit before returning to Patrol as a Watch Commander. In 2012 he was transferred to the Administration Division as the non-commissioned officer in charge of HR, Staff Development-Training, Recruiting and Strategic Communications.

Promoted to Inspector in 2014, he was first assigned to the Patrol Division where his responsibilities included four Patrol Watches, the Operational Support Unit and the Traffic Safety Unit. In 2016 Inspector Hyland was transferred to the Support Services Division, where he oversaw the Major Crime Unit, Street Crime Unit, Criminal Intelligence Unit, the Forensic Identification Section and the Professional Standards Unit. In 2018 he assumed his current role as the manager of the Administration and Prevention Services Division, which includes responsibility for HR, Recruiting, Strategic Communications, Staff Development -Training, Records-FOI, Community Services, the Victim Assistance Unit, the Child and Youth Services Unit and the Specialized Investigations Unit.

Inspector Hyland currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Great Falls, as well as Executive Management Training in Leadership, Public Sector Management and Strategy from the Smith School of Business at Queens University. During his career, Inspector Hyland has received several awards and commendations, including the BC Valor Award for his role in the apprehension of an armed suspect after an officer involved shooting in 2003.

Inspector Hyland’s wife Jennifer is also a serving police officer with the RCMP, holding the rank of Superintendent as the Officer in Charge of the Ridge Meadows Detachment. Together they have two children which keeps them actively engaged in community activities and sports including swimming, hockey and lacrosse.

Inspector Todd Matsumoto

MATSUMOTO, ToddInspector Todd Matsumoto began his career with the New Westminster Police in 1992. He was drawn to a career with the police in order to have a positive impact within the community and with the people who call New Westminster home.

Between 1992 and 2007, Inspector Matsumoto held a variety of positions within the NWPD starting with uniform patrol. From there he moved to the Street Crime Unit assigned to both plainclothes work and uniformed bike patrols, then to the Major Crime Unit as a detective.

Inspector Matsumoto was first promoted to Sergeant in 2007 and assigned to the Professional Standards Unit where he conducted Police Act investigations for both the NWPD and for external police agencies. There were a number of very challenging and unique investigations and an opportunity to work under both the old and new versions of the Police Act legislation. In 2012, he was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant and transferred to Patrol where he served as Watch Commander. In 2013 he was identified to research and report on the viability of moving dispatch and call-taking services from the NWPD to E-Comm 911, after which he was assigned the major role in implementing the transition to E-Comm 911.

Inspector Matsumoto received a Bachelor of Arts Degree, major in Criminology from Simon Fraser University and was the recipient of a Senior Officers Commendation in 2000 and Chief Constable Commendations in 2009 and 2013. More recently, Inspector Matsumoto completed Executive Management Training in Leadership, Public Sector Management and Strategy from the Smith School of Business at Queens University.

Inspector Matsumoto was promoted to the rank of Inspector in June 2015 and is currently in charge of the Patrol Division.

Inspector Chris Mullin

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Inspector Mullin began his policing career with the Delta Police Department in 1996, before transferring to the New Westminster Police Department in 1998.  He has worked in a variety of positions as a Constable, including uniform patrol, the Street Crime Unit, the Major Crime Unit and two and a half years with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.  In 2002 – 2003, Chris represented the New Westminster Police Department on a two year joint forces homicide task force targeting members of an ongoing LMD gang conflict that resulted in numerous homicide investigations.

Inspector Mullin was first promoted to Sergeant in 2008 and led the Department’s Major Crime Unit.  In 2009, Inspector Mullin received his Team Commanders Accreditation for the Province of British Columbia from the E Division RCMP.   During his tenure as Sergeant and prior to the implementation of the IIO, he worked on a number of external statutory investigations on behalf of the RCMP pursuant to the RCMP’s 54.1 policy.  Chris continued his oversight of the Criminal Investigations Division after being promoted to Staff Sergeant in 2012 and maintained oversight of the Major Crime Unit, Street Crime Unit, Forensic Identification Section, Criminal Intelligence Unit, Domestic Violence Response Team and the FOI unit.

In 2013, Chris was assigned to the Professional Standards Unit to lead a significant Police Act investigation until his promotion to Inspector in 2015.

Between 2007 and 20015, Inspector Mullin was an ad hoc member of the E Division RCMP Provincial Interview and Interrogation Team, responsible for providing subject matter expertise in the area of suspect interviews throughout the province on high profile investigations.

Inspector Mullin currently is seconded to the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – BC, the Provinces Anti-Gang Unit where oversees four investigation teams in Lower Mainland and the North District investigation team in Prince George.   Inspector Mullin has oversight of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMG) portfolio for CFSEU-BC and a number of OMG coordinators throughout the Province.  Inspector Mullin currently sits on the OMG Tier (2) as co-chair for the Criminal Intelligence Service of Canada (CISC) and represents British Columbia nationally with respect to OMG threat assessments and ongoing operations in support of the Canadian Integrated Response to Organized Crime (CIROC).  Inspector Mullin chairs the BC Provincial OMG steering committee and has worked to implement BC’s newly created Provincial OMG Strategy throughout the Province in collaboration with partner agencies.

In 2014, Inspector Mullin was awarded a Commanding Officer award in recognition for a successful outcome on a two year long homicide investigation.

Since 2015, Inspector Mullin has sat on the British Columbia’s Team Commander Accreditation Committee, a committee responsible for developing and promoting best practices specific to Major Case Management.  Inspector Mullin has a Diploma in Criminal Justice from Camosun College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Victoria.  Inspector Mullin is also near completing his Executive Management Training in Leadership, Strategy, Financial Management and Execution from Queens University Smith School of Business.

Chris has two children, both active in sports and his hobbies include off-shore fishing, reading and spending time working outdoors.

Inspector Trevor Dudar

DUDAR, Trevor1Inspector Trevor Dudar began his policing career in 1990 with the Taber Police Service in Alberta before joining the New Westminster Police Department in 1998. As a constable, he worked assignments in patrol and the street crime unit. In addition, he specialized as a collision analyst and was also a member of the Emergency Response Team and Marine Unit.

He was promoted to Sergeant in 2010, where he supervised the operational support unit. In 2012, he was promoted to Staff Sergeant and was assigned to the Operational Support Section that oversees the Operational Support Unit, Traffic/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit, Marine Unit, and the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Team. Inspector Dudar is currently in charge of the Support Services Division.

He holds a Diploma in Law Enforcement from the Lethbridge Community College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Great Falls.

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson joined the New Westminster Police in July 2007 and holds the position of Comptroller. Mark manages the financial affairs of the department and is responsible for the administration of budgets and financial planning, business services, risk management, audit management and information technology services.

Mark has been involved in the accounting field for almost thirty years. He is a Certified General Accountant, having obtained membership in the Certified General Accountants Association of BC in 1994.

Mark has excellent experience working for municipal governments. From 1994-97 he was the Director of Finance for the City of Quesnel, and from 1997-2002 he was Taxation Manager with the Corporation of Delta, after which he moved over to the Delta Police Department in 2002 as the police department accountant.

In his spare time, Mark sits on the Board of Directors for two charities and volunteers his time for a number of others.