The New Westminster Police Board has appointed Deputy Chief David P. Jones, to succeed as the new Chief Constable of the New Westminster Police Service. Recently, long-serving Chief Constable Lorne Zapotichny announced his retirement after four decades of service in uniform.
The Board, along with representatives from the City of New Westminster Human Resources Department and the executive search firm Pinton Forrest Madden, assessed potential candidates for the Chief Constable position. After careful consideration, all parties involved recognized that the ideal candidate was already serving in a senior administration capacity with the NWPS.
Effective March 1, 2011, Deputy Chief Constable Dave Jones will assume the position of Acting Chief Constable and will transition to Chief Constable later in the year. Jones joined NWPS in September 1986, rising through the ranks as a respected officer and leader. The New Westminster Police Board would like to congratulate Deputy Chief Constable Jones and looks forward to working with him to provide the excellence in policing the community expects and deserves.
The New Westminster Police Service is one of the oldest municipal police forces in western Canada, serving the community since 1873. With 117 uniformed members and 42 civilian staff, the NWPS vision is to be leaders in policing, providing excellence in service to over 60,000 residents of the City of New Westminster.