Chief Jim Chu becomes first commissioned police officer
Vancouver: Retiring Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu has received a new provincial honour in recognition of his decades of distinguished service: the first commission issued to a municipal police officer in B.C. Chu, who has served with the department for 36 years and led it for the last seven and a half, met the criteria and qualifications set out in the new police officer commissions regulation, which are:
• An exemplary service record.
• 10 or more years of service in B.C.
• At least a baccalaureate or master’s degree or equivalent, or the rank of inspector or higher for at least four years.
• The B.C. director of Police Services, a qualifying supervisor or police board’s recommendation for a commission. Government anticipates issuing several more commissions later this year, once other senior officers have been +recommended and their eligibility is confirmed.
Retiring Vancouver Police Chief, Jim Chu