New Westminster – It is with deep regret that the New Westminster Police Department announces the passing of former Chief Constable Ken Brown. Chief Brown started policing in 1955 when he first joined the Vancouver Police Department as a Constable. Chief Brown quickly rose through the VPD ranks, being promoted to Detective in 1963, Sergeant in 1969, Staff-Sergeant in 1971 and later to Inspector in charge of the vice squad.
In 1978 Brown joined the NWPD after being selected as its 19th Chief Constable, taking over from Chief Constable Rod Keary. During his time as Chief, Brown served on a variety of Provincial and Municipal committees including a stint as the President of the BC Association of Chiefs of Police. Retiring from policing in 1992 he moved to Vancouver Island with his family where he remained until his passing.
The NWPD would like to extend their sincere condolences to the entire BROWN family at this difficult time.