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The mission of the New Westminster Police Department is to serve everyone in our community with integrity, excellence and compassion. Our strategic priorities include; strengthening community engagement, modernizing community safety and investing in our people. We strive to be open, honest, and accountable for the work that we do. We believe in providing the highest level service that focuses on treating people with dignity, empathy and compassion, while also ensuring we maintain a vibrant, diverse, and healthy workforce.

NWPD Leadership Team


Acting Chief Constable Paul Hyland M.O.M.

Acting Chief Constable Paul Hyland joined the New Westminster Police Department in November of 1995. As a constable, he worked in a variety of positions including Patrol, the Street Crime Unit, the Emergency Response Team and the Major Crime Unit. First promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2007, he worked as both a Patrol and Major Crime Unit supervisor. In 2008 he was promoted to the rank of staff sergeant where he again worked in Patrol, the Major Crime Unit, and later oversaw Human Resources, Staff Development, Recruiting and Strategic Communications.

In 2014 he was promoted to the rank of inspector and where he lead the Patrol Operations, Support Services, and Administration Divisions during his tenure. He was placed in the acting Deputy Chief role in April of 2019 and confirmed in the rank in 2020. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Studies, he has also taken Executive Management Training in Leadership, Public Sector Management and Strategy from the Smith School of Business at Queens University.

During his career, he has received a number of awards and commendations, including the BC award of Valor for his role in the apprehension of an armed suspect after an officer involved shooting in 2003. In 2024 he was invested as a member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces. Acting Chief Hyland was appointed into his current role in June of 2024 where he continues to serve.

Acting Deputy Chief Constable Andrew Perry

Acting Deputy Chief Andrew Perry began his policing career serving as a constable with the NWPD in 2001. In 2006, he was transferred to the Major Crime Unit as a detective constable. After five years working in the Major Crime Unit, Andrew was seconded to the RCMP Anti-Corruption Unit for a year to work on an investigation. That same year, Andrew was the recipient of a Senior Officers Commendation, for his involvement in an investigation which led to the seizure of 300kg of methamphetamine and cocaine.

Andrew was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2012 and was assigned to the Professional Standards Unit, focusing on police misconduct investigations.

In 2015, Andrew was promoted to the rank of staff sergeant. As a staff sergeant, Andrew was involved in overseeing the Administration Services, Prevention Services and Criminal Investigations Sections.  During this time, Andrew was selected twice by the Senior Leadership Team to conduct significant performance reviews for the organization, resulting in substantial improvements to the Records Section and improved efficiencies in Financial Services.  Andrew was also responsible for leading the NWPD’s Sexual Offence Investigation Review Committee, and for establishing criteria for reviewing sex offences investigations for adherence to best practices.

In 2021,  Andrew was promoted to the rank of inspector, responsible for the Administration Division. Andrew’s commitment to organizational development lead to the implementation of a new Human Resource Information System, improved recruiting and promotional practices and establishing the NWPD’s first Human Resource Manager position.

In 2024, Andrew was appointed to the interim rank of acting deputy chief constable, in charge of the Operations Support Bureau.

Andrew would like to sincerely thank all of the staff, whose hard work and dedication to the NWPD were instrumental in supporting his organizational and career achievements.

Andrews holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Arts – Psychology Major from the University of Western Ontario.

Acting Deputy Chief Constable Eamonn Ward

In 1998 Eamonn Ward graduated from SFU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Criminology. He began his career with the NWPD on May 10, 1999 and began his career on A Watch. In 2002 he was transferred to the Street Crime Unit (SCU). While working in SCU, he joined the Emergency Response Team which became the Municipal Integrated Emergency Response Team. In 2005 he became a member of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team where he remained until 2008. In 2008 he returned to the NWPD and was assigned to the Major Crime Unit where he was involved in numerous serious investigations.

In 2011 he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and was transferred to SCU, where he introduced major case management and electronic file disclosure. In 2013 he was assigned to A Watch in Patrol as the road supervisor which led to being assigned as the acting staff sergeant. In 2015 he was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division and was promoted to staff sergeant. In 2017 he was assigned to C Watch in the Patrol Division as the Watch Commander where he spent three years. In 2020 he was promoted to the rank of inspector and assigned to the Administration Services where he has engaged in disability management, records management, and recruiting. He was appointed as the acting deputy chief constable in June of 2024 where he continues to serve.

Inspector Aman Gosal

Inspector Gosal completed her Associate of Arts Degree from Douglas College and worked as a Corrections Officer before being hired by the New Westminster Police Department in 2004. Early in her career, Inspector Gosal worked in Patrol Division and the Major Crime Unit. She has also had the opportunity to work in two secondments as an investigator at the Integrated Riot Investigation Team and CFSEU.

Inspector Gosal was promoted to sergeant in 2018 and was transferred to the Crime Reduction Unit. She was then moved into the Professional Standards Unit. In September 2020, she was promoted to staff sergeant and became the watch commander on D Watch. In April 2021, Inspector Gosal was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Section.



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