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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

Chief Constable Dave Jones

Chief_Jones_headshot1Dave P. Jones, M.O.M., began his policing career in 1982 as a volunteer with the Reserve Police Section of the NWPD. He was later hired on as a full-time officer in September of 1986.

During his career he has worked in a variety of sections of the police service including Patrol, Major Crimes Section, Special Operations Unit, Drug Section, Community Services Section, and Street Crimes Unit. In addition he has worked on a variety of Joint Forces Operations during his time spent in the JFO (RCMP/NWPD) Drug Section, Operational Support Unit and the Street Crimes Unit.

During this time period he has led and participated in numerous major projects, including the downtown initiative that dealt with an influx of crack cocaine dealers in the late 1990s. In addition, Chief Constable Jones worked with various city departments in the creation of the Integrated Service Team (IST) model that is still in effect today that deals collectively with community and policing issues.

Chief Jones has received recognition for various investigations and events in the form of Chief Constable Commendation, Sr. Officer’s Commendation, Queen’s Jubilee Medal and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. In May of 2013, the Governor General of Canada presented the Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces medal to Chief Jones, recognizing commitment to this country and to honour a career of exceptional service within policing in Canada.

Chief Jones was promoted to the rank of Inspector in March 2000 and served as the Officer-in-Charge of the Patrol Division and Support Services Division. In October 2009 he was promoted to the position of Deputy Chief Constable, and in March 2011 he was promoted to the rank of Chief Constable, making him one of the first members of the NWPD to work his way through the ranks to the position of Chief Constable.

Chief Jones holds a Bachelor of General Studies degree within a joint Simon Fraser University/Justice Institute of BC Leadership Development program.  Chief Jones is an active member of local, provincial and national associations of police chiefs. He is also a member of PRIME Corp Board of Directors.

Chief Jones is actively involved in the local community soccer and sports programs and currently chairs the Westminster District Boy’s Soccer Program along with the Coquitlam Field Sports Association.

Deputy Chief Constable Dave Jansen

DCC 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.

DCC Jansen has an Advanced Executive Certificate in General Management from Queens University. DCC 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.

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

During his time as an Inspector DCC Jansen spent time overseeing all three Divisions the latest being the Administration Division

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

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 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, and later moving to the Administration Division as the NCO 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 overall management of the four Patrol Watches, the Operational Support Unit and the Traffic Safety Unit. In 2016 Inspector Hyland was transferred to his current position as the manager of the Support Services Division, where he now oversees the Major Crime Unit, Street Crime Unit, Criminal Intelligence Unit, the Forensic Identification Section and the Professional Standards Unit.

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

Inspector Hyland’s wife Jennifer is also a police officer, currently working as the Ops Officer for the North Vancouver RCMP Detachment. Together they have two children which keeps him actively engaged in community sports as a coach for both minor 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.

Inspector Matsumoto was promoted to the rank of Inspector in June 2015 and is currently in charge of the Prevention Services and Administration Division, which includes: Recruiting, Training, Media Relations, Community Services, Victim Services, Domestic Violence Response Team, Records Section, Human Resources, seconded members and Information Technology.

Inspector Chris Mullin

Insp MULLINInspector Chris Mullin began his policing career with the Delta Police Department in 1996, before transferring to the New Westminster Police Department in 1999.   He has worked in a variety of positions as Constable including uniform Patrol, the Street Crime Unit, the Major Crime Unit and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.  Between 2002 and 2003,  Chris represented the NWPD on a two year joint forces homicide task force targeting members of an ongoing gang conflict .

Inspector Mullin was first promoted to Sergeant in 2008 and assigned to the Major Crime Unit.  In 2009, he received his Team Commander Accreditation. He was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant in 2011 and transferred to Patrol Division as a Watch Commander.   In 2012, he was then transferred back to the Criminal Investigation Section for three years in 2012.   Prior to his promotion to Inspector and since January 2013, he worked within the Professional Standards Unit for two years.

In 2014, Inspector Mullin was awarded a Commanding Officer award by the RCMP for work that was completed on a 2005 homicide investigation.  Inspector Mullin holds a Diploma in Criminal Justice from Camosun College and a  Bachelor of Arts Degree, major in Political Science from the University of Victoria.

Inspector Mullin is seconded to CFSEU (Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit BC), which is British Columbia’s anti-gang agency.

Inspector Trevor Dudar

Insp Dudar DSC_0346Inspector 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 Patrol 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.